· September, 2015

Stories about Advocacy from September, 2015

Malware Outbreak in App Store Alerts Tech Companies to Security Risks of China's Great Firewall

XcodeGhost has infected thousands of iOS apps and potentially affected hundreds of millions of users as WeChat was also inserted with the malware.

Six Ways Pro-Government Forces Went After Hong Kong's Occupy Movement

"The [Occupy Central] movement suggests that both the Internet and Hong Kong are at a crossroads, that both cannot take its freedoms for granted," writes Lokman Tsui.

Serbian Journalists Harassed by Police While Reporting on Controversial Belgrade Construction Site

The journalists are not the first to run into trouble reporting on the 3.5 billion Euro Belgrade Waterfront project.

Jailed Activist and Artist Atena Farghdani Protests Mistreatment With Hunger Strike

“They have tarnished my daughter’s reputation in prison. They are playing with her integrity with their [ugly] words."

The Arrest of Arash Zad, Iran's Start-Up Kid

A popular technology blogger and pioneer of Iran's start-up scene is quietly arrested at Tehran's international airport. A strange turn of events for someone not involved in an dissident activity.

It Gets Worse for Russia's Most-Prominent LGBT Youth Support Group

Authorities have ordered the country's most popular social network to ban Children-404, along with four other LGBT groups, or risk being blocked altogether by Russian Internet providers.

Digital Citizen 3.7

Digital Citizen is a biweekly review of news, policy, and research on human rights and technology in the Arab World.

Iran's Hardline Supreme Council on Cyberspace Consolidates Power Over Internet Policymaking

Iran's Supreme Leader is strengthening his hold over Internet policy through the Supreme Council for Cyberspace.

Kenyan Public Intellectual Accused of Using Hate Speech on Twitter

Kenyan political analyst Mutahi Ngunyi apologises to the Luo ethnic group and Law Society of Kenya head by offering a goat and a beer after attacking them on Twitter.

Digital Citizen 3.6

Digital Citizen is a biweekly review of news, policy, and research on human rights and technology in the Arab World.

Facebook Activist Details How She Received a Seven-Year Prison Sentence in Iran

One of the eight Facebook activists sentenced to long prison sentences in 2013 for social and political commentary posted on their Facebook pages, has asserted that she was denied access...

Censored Memes, Search Terms and Images from China’s WWII Parade

Whilst the visible comments about the massive military parade on Weibo were overwhelmingly positive, posts which were removed and collected at FreeWeibo.com showed users making fun of the occasion.

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