Stories about Law from May, 2015
A Russian court has ruled to block a webpage for being "an anonymizer," raising concerns that tools like Tor and other anonymizing proxy services might soon be banned wholesale.
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A group of journalists pulled a prank on Ukrainian officials who use Russian email services, alerting them to the dangers of careless information security policies.
Pu Zhiqiang was indicted on charges of "inciting ethnic hatred" and "picking quarrels and provoking a disturbance." The case against him is based on about 30 online postings he wrote.
Media lawyer and human rights expert Nani Jansen gives an overview of censorship and online speech regulation across the globe.
A Bahrain court today upheld a six-month sentence for human rights defender Nabeel Rajab over a tweet. Rajab is already in custody under investigation for other tweets.
Should government agencies really be able to look at Hong Kongers' telephone metadata without any oversight from the courts?
Some Filipinos in Thailand criticized the deportation: "Offensive, hateful and downright irresponsible as [the remarks] are, they were not criminal."
"The (government's) draconian measures...legitimize excessive intervention by the state and set a precedent for the diminution of our online space."
Hong Kong pro-democracy advocates fear that police have been monitoring instant messages and chat apps with no government oversight.