· April, 2014

Stories about Surveillance from April, 2014

Julian Assange on Digital Sovereignty and Surveillance at #NETmundial2014

On a panel with Jacob Appelbaum, Sérgio Amadeu and other leaders in the field of digital security and privacy, Assange envisioned a citizen-led "redistribution of power."

Six Members of Blogging Collective Arrested in Ethiopia

Allies report that the six young writers, all members of the Zone Nine blogging collective, are being held at Maekelawi detention center in Addis Ababa.

Law 140: Eavesdropping on Lebanon

Lebanon’s Surveillance Law guarantees the right to privacy across all means of electronic communication -- unfortunately, authorities violate this law on a regular basis.

Spies Like US: “Fake Twitter” Violated Cubans’ Privacy Rights

ZunZuneo not only obtained mobile phone numbers for half a million Cubans without their knowledge or consent -- it also observed and analyzed (read: surveilled) their communications for "political tendencies."

A Russian Gulag for American Social Networks’ Data?

A Moscow city councilman is promoting legislation that would require all online social networks to house users’ personal data on servers located on Russian soil.

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