Stories from February, 2017
New malware targets Iranian mac users, Facebook discloses some information about data-sharing with advertisers, and Cameroon’s regional Internet shutdown could cost the country millions.
With help from a Putin-launched political movement, Russia's federal censor met on Tuesday behind closed doors with the authors of several popular Telegram channels. And nobody knows why.
Almost six years after the regime's ousting, and despite having a constitution that grants all citizens the right to privacy, Tunisia's privacy law still do not meet international standards.
Why does Twitter comply with Kremlin requests to censor Tweets inside Russia? It's complicated.
CNN broadcasts will now be freely available on YouTube. But how much impact will this have in the country with one of the slowest Internet connections in the region?
Despite no clear link to actual suicides in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, authorities are dreaming up restrictions.
State-sponsored Iranian hackers targetting civil human rights users have a new virus targeting Apple computers.
As social manipulation abounds on Twitter, Venezuela blocks more news websites, and Facebook heads to France to fight fake news.
As allegations of social media manipulation surfaced, seven Kenyan Doctor’s Union officials were jailed for failing to call off an ongoing strike.
In the wake of protests following Mexico's hike in gas prices, social media has become a battlefield over the propagation of false stories.
The Palestinian Authority's decision to ban a novel is being met with a lot of resistance.
One blogger, three passports and the intricate international relations of the Caucasus region. This gets pretty complicated.
In 2016, Tunisia introduced a law on access to information, but its implementation by the government remains limited.
Cameroon's Internet regional shutdown enters its third week, Ukraine prosecutes two men for "separatist" speech on Vkontakte and Algerian lawyers are told to stop using social media.
"Government presence on a press panel and licensing of journalists are never part of a free press."
After completing a five-year prison sentence for Facebook posts about religion on Facebook, the Judiciary has sent Soheil Babadi into internal exile in southern Iran.
The two men were sentenced to five years in prison by a Sloviansk city court for threatening the territorial integrity of Ukraine.
Internet outages to prevent exam cheating have now become common in Iraq.
Many reporters and activists have fled the country, and some are even missing.
Bad taste or hate speech? Chinese law enforcement is cracking down on Internet users who mock the police and even slain officers.