· June, 2017

Stories about Privacy from June, 2017

Mexico's Drug War Makes Everyone a Target

The rise in use of digital surveillance tools has become part and parcel of Mexico's ongoing internal armed conflict.

Is the End Near for Telegram in Russia?

Blocking Telegram in Russia would surely decrease its popularity, but there is no guarantee that it will help stifle communication among violent extremist groups.

Detained Telegram Channel Admins Go on Hunger Strike in Iran

The centrist administration of President Hassan Rouhani has been publicly criticized by Iran's hardline political factions for refusing to censor some of Telegram’s features.

How the Mexican Government Puts Citizens Under Systematic Surveillance

Evidence shows that espionage tools have been used for years against Mexican activists, journalists and people who hold dissenting opinions or oppose the current government in some form.

Chinese Cities Are Shaming Jaywalkers With Facial Recognition Software

"Public interest is greater than individual interest,"a traffic police researcher argues. But legal experts argue that the measure violates people's privacy.

After Campaigning on Internet Freedom, Iranian President's ICT Minister Boasts of Internet Censorship

ICT Minister announced that Rouhani had effectively improved methods to control the Internet space as well as shut down a number of platforms.

Indian Journalists Demand Press Freedom Protections After State Agents Raid Broadcaster Offices

“We have one message to those who are trying to destroy the institutions of India and everything it stands for: we will fight for our country and overcome these forces."

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