January, 2010

Stories from January, 2010

Poland: Discussions of TOR and Internet Filtering

The end of 2009 in Poland was marked with the beginning of a public discussion of on-line privacy, the government's potential attempts to restrict access to websites and a growing...

Iran's Intelligence Ministry listed 60 organizations as ‘soft war’ agents

Recently, a list of 60 organizations was published by Iranian ministry of intelligence with the accusation that they are active in the soft war against Islamic regime in Iran.  Any...

New laws for cyber activists

Reports from Iran show that, conditions for cyber activists became much more difficult and dangerous. Recently, Iran’s prosecutor published a list about internet crimes. One of the prominent laws in...

China: the Internet as an ideology battlefield

Xinhua News Agency Outlook Weekly reported on a Teleconference on national law enforcement on 4 of Jan, 2010. The Ministry of Public Security reported in the conference that the police...

Tunisia and Bahrain Block Individual Twitter Pages

First, governments blocked Blogspot. Then they blocked Facebook, and then Twitter. And just when technophiles all over the globe started groaning, a couple of governments got a bit wiser to...

Algeria Joins Filtering Fray

Algeria is the latest Arab country to join the ranks of Internet filterers, leaving only Iraq, Egypt, Libya, and Lebanon without widespread filtering. The first report of a blocked site...

Egypt: E-mail Monitor officially recognized

While the local and international media are getting more concerned about the Egyptian government's policy in restricting convoys to Gaza Strip, there isn't much information concerning the active monitoring of...

The Metaverse in the Arab World

Virtual worlds are becoming more complex and more intertwined with the actual world. Hence, their influence on real matters is increasing. I am speaking about the programs and games in...

The Internet in post-Saddam Iraq

The status of the Internet in Iraq, regarding both governmental policies and usage, underwent a fundamental change following Saddam Husayn’s deposal in 2003. Still, as is true with so many...

RSF 2009 Review: More than 100 bloggers and cyber-dissidents imprisoned

Reporters Without Borders released its 2009 year-end round-up on on December 30, 2009. There are 151 bloggers and cyber-dissidents arrested, 61 physically assaulted and one died in prison in 2009....

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