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Stories about Surveillance

6 November 2015

Why Did the Giant Ears Cross the Road? To Protest State Surveillance in Macedonia

The wiretap "bombshells" released by opposition party leaders almost one year ago revealed that the communications of more than 20,000 individuals in Macedonia had been secretly recorded.

5 November 2015

Netizen Report: The Mexican Cybercrime Law That Wasn’t

Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.

29 October 2015

Ukrainian Official Dismissed for Using Russian Email Service for Official Correspondence

Ukrainian authorities believe that using Russian email services could potentially "jeopardize the country's information security" in view of the ongoing information war between Ukraine and Russia.

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.

21 October 2015

Netizen Report: Uganda Vows to Step Up Online Censorship

Free speech is under fire in East Africa: Two Facebook users have been charged under Tanzania's new cybercrime law, while new social media regs are on the horizon in Uganda.

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.

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.

Malware Outbreak in App Store Alerts Tech Companies to Security Risks of China's Great Firewall

XcodeGhost has infected thousands of iOS apps and potentially affected hundreds of millions of users as WeChat was also inserted with the malware.

29 September 2015

Six Ways Pro-Government Forces Went After Hong Kong's Occupy Movement

"The [Occupy Central] movement suggests that both the Internet and Hong Kong are at a crossroads, that both cannot take its freedoms for granted," writes Lokman Tsui.