Featured stories from November 2013
Cats beware! This week we look at pending cybercrime laws in Tunisia and Nigeria, and the latest victims of Russia's sweeping anti-child porn laws -- Mein Kampf and Pussy Riot.
School is back in session! This week we look at the latest ruling on Google Books, plus new research on censorship on China's Sina Weibo and Wikipedia Persian.
Stories from November, 2013
Japan's House of Representatives passed the controversial State Secrecy Protection Bill on Tuesday, November 26 despite criticism from journalists and human rights advocates.
"Hello darling! Your beloved 404 is back." Activists fear that a new government agency, charged with investigating ICT-related crime, may usher in a new regime of surveillance and censorship.
ISOC-Yemen Chair Walid Al-Saqaf maps out goals for increasing Internet access and using the Internet to promote economic growth and government transparency.
The controversial bill seeks to impose tougher penalties for leaking national secrets. Critics fear it could curtail media freedom and the right to information.
A new amendment to Ecuador's penal code would obligate cybercafe owners to video surveil their customers and leave ISPs with hefty new data collection requirements.
New research from the Citizen Lab investigates government pressures on Asian companies developing instant messaging apps, information controls on LINE apps, and implications for users.
Personal information aggregator buscardatos.com has been selling private voter data from the IFE, the federal administrator of elections in Mexico.
This week, mass surveillance-mania hits Nicaragua, Russian bloggers face detention merely for their retweets, and Google announces plans to appeal a filtering order on “Nazi” orgy pics.
Tens of thousands of Sina Weibo users are being punished for posting "personal attack comments" or re-publishing messages posted by other users. Welcome to China's ever-broadening battlefield of online censorship.
Security researchers have found evidence that FinFisher, the big bad wolf of spy technologies, is being used in Mexico. Local advocates are using these findings to bring legal action to federal agencies involved in surveillance.
Digital Citizen brings you the latest human rights and technology news from the Arab World. This month we look at activist persecution in Palestine, Saudi activists' Women2Drive campaign, and ongoing threats to bloggers in the region.
Macedonia releases one journalist and arrests another. Journalist Zoran Bozinovski was arrested in Serbia on November 7, 2013 on an Interpol warrant requested by Macedonian authorities.
On Saturday, November 9, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced publicly the government's decision to block several websites that track the unofficial price of foreign currency.
The Thailand government is proposing amendments to its already draconian Computer Crimes Act that would allow authorities to block websites without seeking court approval.
In August, the Chinese Community Party launched a campaign against unauthorized political commentary online -- according to a new study, the campaign is working.
This week we look at gaming "addiction" in South Korea, political activist persecution in Vietnam, and Apple's first "transparency" report.
Curated by our partners at WITNESS, a series of videos tell the story of a young separatist protester who activists say was killed by Moroccan forces while calling for the autonomy of Western Sahara.
In the latest news from Russia's slow but inexorable march to tighter control over the Internet, the Russian security apparatus is expanding its surveillance requirements for Russian ISPs.