5 June 2013

Stories from 5 June 2013

Philippines Offers ‘Enhanced’ Cybercrime Prevention Law

  5 June 2013

The Philippine government is ready to submit an ‘enhanced version’ of the controversial Cybercrime Prevention Act in response to the widespread opposition to the law, saying it will drop the online libel provision in order to focus on organized cybercrimes. Some groups welcomed the news, but others still pressed for the whole law to be scrapped.

Netizen Report: Jordan Censors Hundreds of Websites

  5 June 2013

Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world. This week's report highlights new censorship practices in Jordan and China and troubling developments in Turkey as protests continue.

If Your Blog Gets Hacked, Can WordPress Help?

  5 June 2013

In March, Vietnamese political news blog Anh Ba Sam underwent a series of attacks that left its content compromised and its administrators unable to access the blog’s back end. Although the site is now back under their control, restoring their ability access the blog was more difficult than administrators imagined.

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