1 October 2014

Stories from 1 October 2014

Netizen Report: Hong Kong Protests Trigger Tear Gas, Surveillance and Social Media Censorship

Protests persist in Hong Kong, Australia institutes Web-wide surveillance, and Egyptian and Saudi authorities prosecute gays (with the help of Grindr).

Cute Cat Theory in Action: Despite Drought, Iranian Users Take the Ice Bucket Challenge

Are Iranians really more consumed by Facebook likes and online attention than they are with tangible problems within their own country? If so, they're not alone.

Russian Mathematician Aids Hong Kong's ‘America-Orchestrated Color Revolution’

Given the popular frame in Russia that the United States is masterminding Hong Kong’s pro-democracy demonstrations, FireChat’s Moscow-educated co-founder is awkward for the pro-Kremlin press.

Pro-Democracy Protesters Have Turned Central Hong Kong Into a Colorful Sea of Umbrellas

Dubbed the "umbrella revolution" in some media, protesters have withstood authorities' tear gas and pepper spray using umbrellas for protection.

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