· February, 2014

Stories about Surveillance from February, 2014

27 February 2014

#AB14: If I speak out, will I be punished for it?

Focusing on policies for the digital realm seems strange in a region where dissent and even fact-based reporting, whether they happen online or offline, so often have profound real-life consequences.

26 February 2014

Hong Kong Police Made Thousands of Personal Data Requests With No Judicial Oversight

In 2013, the Hong Kong Police Force made 7,462 requests for user data under the pretext of "crime investigation", yet the process was not monitored by any judicial bodies.

Digital Surveillance in Angola and Other “Less Important” African Countries

Detection of malware in Africa's largest countries seems to be of ongoing interest to researchers. But what about those countries that are "less important" on the global stage?

25 February 2014

Arab Bloggers: A Blessed Generation?

"It’s no surprise that three years after the start of the Arab revolutions, the situation of online freedom of expression in the region seems almost as bleak as it did...

23 February 2014

Walkie-Talkie App Zello Blocked in Venezuela

Authorities were monitoring protester communications over the mobile push-to-talk app Zello. Now, they're blocking it.

14 February 2014

Love in the Time of Code Era: A Poem About Secure Communication

"It's been a year you first whispered in my ear that PGP is of no use anymore."

13 February 2014

Web We Want Contest: Cartoonists Fight Back!

The Web We Want initiative challenged artists everywhere to produce cartoons on the topic of NSA surveillance, in support of #TheDayWeFightBack -- here are the winners!

11 February 2014

China: Prostitution Crackdown Reveals Mass Mobile Surveillance Abuses

A feature on China Central Television that traced the pathways of sex trade workers and clients indicates that the Chinese government is using mass surveillance over mainland mobile networks.

Brazilian Activists Fight Back Against Mass Surveillance

As the world comes together to take a stand against mass surveillance on February 11, 2014, Brazilian citizens, organizations and collectives are bringing momentum to #TheDayWeFightBack campaign.

Privacy vs. Free Speech? Questioning the Conflict

"In the Arab world...we are still struggling to have our voices heard. I cannot accept the idea that the fight has now moved to the area of surveillance and away...

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