February, 2013

Stories from February, 2013

Netizen Report: Human Rights Edition

This week's Netizen Report begins in at the OECD, where several European companies are being scrutinized for violating human rights guidelines in Bahrain. From there we move to Pakistan, where...

Imgur.com blocked in Azerbaijan?

Popular image-sharing site Imgur.com appears to be blocked in Azerbaijan. There is little evidence that Imgur is popular in Azerbaijan. But a few weeks ago, when hacker group Anonymous released...

It's Time for Transparency Reports to Become the New Normal

Surveillance is a growth industry: every existing report shows that the number of government requests for user data is rising, and this trend shows no sign of abating. Transparency reports...

Surveillance Camp III: On the Expanding Online Security Market in Latin America

Recently, we wrote about how companies throughout the world increasingly face political and legal pressures to assist governments in their surveillance efforts and the many ways in which the private...

Surveillance Camp II: Privatized State Surveillance

This is the second in a series of posts mapping global surveillance challenges discussed at EFF’s Surveillance Camp in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Several Global Voices Advocacy Members actively participated...

Chinese Hackers Spy on Journalists to Track Sources

In January, the New York Times reported that its computers had been under constant attack by Chinese hackers over the past four months. Shortly thereafter, the Wall Street Journal and...

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