Stories about Surveillance
In January 2018, the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) announced a mandatory national sim card registration exercise tied to the national ID process.
Group effort, research, perseverance, and Global Voices' journalism played a key role
Intrusions on citizens’ privacy in Lebanon are pervasive and often conducted without proper judicial oversight.
Rwanda justifies its tight control over media freedom, suppression of dissent, and hostility toward opposition as matters of national unity and security.
In wake of Black Lives Matter protests, the company IBM has announced its withdrawal from the facial recognition software market
Online documentary warns the public about privacy risks emanating from a newly installed video surveillance system equipped with Chinese facial recognition technology.
Namibia denies accusations that it is building an internet war chest to effortlessly check up on its domestic critics.
Local demand for circumvention tools is surging amid fears that a China-style "Great Firewall" is in the offing.
The Tor network is a free and open-source software used throughout the world by those who wish to exercise their freedom of expression and information while maintaining their privacy and anonymity.
"The discriminatory nature of these measures could amount to racial profiling, which subjects Malay Muslims to disproportionate and unnecessary surveillance based on ethnic prejudice rather than objective signs of suspicion."