· June, 2017

Stories about Regulation from June, 2017

China's Great Firewall Grows Ever-Stronger As Virtual Private Networks Disappear

"If one day I cannot climb over the wall, will you miss me?"

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.

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.

Myanmar Journalists Unite Against Online Defamation Law

"Many people believe that the previous government, run by ex-generals, created such a legal mechanism to be able to sue those who stood against their administration."

Digital Guerrillas Bring Down Russian State Censor's Website

How hackers tricked Internet service providers into blocking the state censor's website.

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