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Stories about Privacy

9 November 2015

On Net Freedom Report in Africa, The Gambia Scores Poorly

The Gambia, the tiny West African state, is the second worst when it comes to internet freedom in Sub-Saharan Africa.

28 October 2015

Netizen Report: US Tech Companies Grapple with EU Data Rules in a Post-Snowden World

Ukraine rolls out Russian-style Internet blacklist, Cuba releases artist-blogger "El Sexto" after 10 months in prison, and Bahrain jails Zainab Al-Khawaja for insulting the king.

20 October 2015

The US is No ‘Safe Harbor’ for Citizens’ Data

The European Court of Justice struck down the data transfer agreement between the EU and the US. Privacy advocates are smiling while US tech companies are unsure of what's next.

8 October 2015

Stopped and Frisked by Facebook: ‘Real Name’ Policy Puts Speech Before Privacy

Facebook has a long way to go before they can fully appreciate the responsibility they carry when they decide to dictate what and who is "real" in the world.

1 October 2015

Netizen Report: Will Brazil Give Up On Defending Digital Rights?

Brazilian legislators seek to undercut the Marco Civil while Ecuador’s president wields tools of censorship to avoid hurt feelings.

30 September 2015

Facing Sweeping Surveillance Bill, French Public Falls Between Alarm and Indifference

Civil liberties defenders say a pending bill could catapult France into a new position of power in the field of international Internet surveillance.

24 September 2015

Netizen Report: China Joins Russia in Crusade to Keep User Data at Government’s Fingertips

This week, a public outcry over encryption proposal sent Indian legislators back to the drawing board. Meanwhile, Iranian leaders are re-centralizing power under the country's Supreme Cyberspace Council.

23 September 2015

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.

21 September 2015

Digital Citizen 3.7

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

16 September 2015

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.