· October, 2016

Stories about Privacy from October, 2016

Hello Vodafone: What Does It Mean When a Global Telco Giant Enters Iran?

Vodafone's partnership with an Iranian telco is a welcome improvement to the local telecommunications market. But the potential for complicity between Vodafone and Iran's surveillance infrastructure is hard to ignore.

Leaked Xinjiang Police Report Describes Circumvention Tools as ‘Terrorist Software’

The report describes using VPNs as an indicator of criminality, or a “pre-criminal” behavior, perhaps a harbinger of tighter restrictions to come.

Bangladesh Introduces ‘Smart’ National Identity Cards

Collecting massive amounts of personal and biometric data opens up thorny issues around security and surveillance. As the database is built up, who will gain access to it?

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