Featured stories from August 2016
Stories from August, 2016
25 August 2016
Web blocking continues to plague Bangladesh and Ethiopia, Peru drops US $22 million on spyware, and sharing just might become a crime in Colombia.
The wife of a labor activist has been charged with posting “insulting” content on Facebook even though she is not a member of the social media site.
From rape victims to democratic party donors, WikiLeaks' latest data dumps demonstrate a disturbing trend of publishing the personal information of private individuals.
24 August 2016
"Zambia is slowly becoming a court room. We all must be careful when we speak out on issues of national interest."
22 August 2016
In India, a Nationalistic ‘Witch Hunt’ Targets Journalists Who Exposed #BabyLift Trafficking Operation
According to its constitution, India is a secular republic with freedom of expression, but it also prohibits anything that hurts religious or ethnic sensitivities.
9 August 2016
Technical Difficulties and Allegations of Corruption Leave Mexicans Concerned About New Transparency Agency
A malfunctioning platform a poorly received anti-sexting campaign and serious allegations of corruption tarnish the reputation of the office of transparency and privacy in Mexico.
While we marched across Hong Kong Island, organizers shouted, “download Telegram, it's more secure than WhatsApp!” But Telegram is not more secure than Whatsapp -- in many circumstances, it's worse.
5 August 2016
"Leaving people confused over what can or can’t be said will have a chilling effect, whatever the intention of the law, further entrenching a culture of self-censorship and passive citizenship."
The Supreme Court's dismissal of a case questioning the legality of putting Muslims under surveillance based on their religion alone brought a long series of court battles to an end.
“As part of the ongoing exercise, all sorts of Internet connections will be suspended for a short period anytime at any place in the country.”