October, 2013

Stories from October, 2013

Will China's “Free Trade Zones” Include a Free Internet?

Government officials are scrambling to dispel rumors that free trade zones in Shanghai and Shenzhen will include access to an open Internet.

My Friend is Getting Tortured for Blogging

Safy is a regular guy who has worked as an IT officer until he saw his friend get shot by riot police during the first weeks of the revolution. He...

Will Ecuador Criminalize Slander on Social Networks?

New proposed measures against slander and libel on social networks, including mandatory installation of surveillance cameras at Internet cafes, could have a big impact on free expression and privacy.

Netizen Report: The Internet Shutdown in Sudan

This week, Peru's Congress skirts civil liberties, Brazil beefs up on surveillance tech, and India's Supreme Court balks at biometric data collection.

Peru: Congress Passes “Practically Secret” Version of IT Crimes Act

In final deliberations over the controversial IT Crimes Bill, also known as the Beingolea Law, Congress members created and unanimously approved a new version of the bill, leaving no opportunity...

Locked Up for Linking? US Journalist Faces Prosecution

Transparency activist and journalist Barrett Brown has been indicted for doing something many of us do every day: posting a link on the Internet.

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