November, 2013

Stories from November, 2013

13 November 2013

Netizen Report: Will the EU Create its Own Internet?

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.

China: Over 100,000 Weibo Users Punished for Violating ‘Censorship Guidelines’

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.

12 November 2013

Cyber Stewards Network and Local Activists Investigate FinFisher in Mexico

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...

Digital Citizen 1.2 المواطن الرقمي

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...

11 November 2013

Journalist Dubbed ‘Macedonian Assange’ Arrested in Serbia

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.

10 November 2013

Venezuela’s President Announces Web Blocking on Live TV

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.

8 November 2013

Thai Media Groups Reject ‘Internet Censorship’ Bill

The Thailand government is proposing amendments to its already draconian Computer Crimes Act that would allow authorities to block websites without seeking court approval.

Chinese Government is “Winning” Internet Ideology Battle

In August, the Chinese Community Party launched a campaign against unauthorized political commentary online -- according to a new study, the campaign is working.

6 November 2013

Netizen Report: China Targets Dalai Lama for Spreading “Propaganda”

This week we look at gaming "addiction" in South Korea, political activist persecution in Vietnam, and Apple's first "transparency" report.

Documenting Violence on Video in Western Sahara

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...

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