· January, 2014

Stories about Surveillance from January, 2014

16 January 2014

Russia’s Parliament Prepares New “Anti-Terrorist” Laws for Internet

Another Internet crackdown looms in Russia, where the Duma is reviewing three new pieces of “anti-terror” legislation that could place hefty restrictions on the activities of websites and civil society.

14 January 2014

Monitoring the Russian Internet for Big Bucks

The Russian Federal Protective Service is asking software developers to design a system that automatically monitors the country’s news and social media, producing reports that study netizens’ political attitudes.

4 January 2014

Botched Bureaucracy Mars SIM Card Registration in Zambia

While some Zambians scramble to register their SIM cards, others have discovered their registration information has gone missing.

3 January 2014

Chinese Netizens (and Political Discourse) Migrate to WeChat

With pro-government voices successfully dominating Weibo, WeChat has become the most important platform for public opinion making in mainland China.

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