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6 May 2016

Russian Internet Experts Push ‘Real Name’ Policy for Comments on News Websites

A new initiative by Kremlin-friendly Internet experts seeks to make anonymous comments on online media websites a thing of the past.

2 May 2016

Is Telegram Really Safe for Activists Under Threat? These Two Russians Aren't So Sure.

Russian opposition activists are investigating the possible role of state law enforcement in the remote hacking of their Telegram messenger accounts.

28 April 2016

Netizen Report: In Chad, You Can Rock the Vote, But Watch Your Back

Chad disconnects Internet access for first-round presidential voting, local officials in India are none too pleased about WhatApp's new encryption, and Mexico reconsiders major telecommunications legislation.

20 April 2016

New App Helps Citizens Find Out What Hong Kong Internet Service Providers Know About Them

Access My Info generates a letter for users to send to relevant privacy officers of internet service providers and mobile phone companies to request data about themselves.

13 April 2016

Under Brazil's Cybercrime Bill, Social Media Sites Could Become ‘Permanent Agents of Vigilance’

"If somebody insults a politicians on a social media platform, the platform will be obligated to remove the content in a maximum of 48 hours."

5 April 2016

Wanna Reach the Chinese Internet Market? Time to Register Your Domain in China.

New rules will require leading foreign companies including Microsoft and Apple to register their sites' domain names with local DNS providers in order to remain accessible in China.

4 April 2016

Facebook Lands More People in Trouble in Kazakhstan

'Kazakhstan has drawn criticism ... for what media rights advocates have described as the excessively punitive libel damages sometimes levelled at journalists.'

25 March 2016

Russian Censors Target Public Wi-Fi Spots in Crusade Against Blocked Websites

Russian censors are now policing public Wi-Fi in places such as cafes, shopping malls or public libraries, to make sure ISPs are blocking access to websites that are officially banned.

Aliyev's Toys, or the Treatment of Political Prisoners in Azerbaijan

"Our hostage life is over. We are free now! I wish freedom to all our friends remaining behind bars."

12 March 2016

Chinese Journalists Need a Press Law for Protection

"If there is no law, we take the initiative and can control [media] as we want."

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