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7 April 2017

As Protests Escalate, Web TV and News Sites Are Censored in Venezuela

Multiple web TV channels that had been broadcasting protests in Caracas have been inaccessible since the morning of April 7.

4 April 2017

Indian Techies Work To Detect Fake WhatsApp And Facebook messages

Many of the new users do not yet know how to differentiate between authentic sources and fake or malicious ones.

Ecuadorian Elections Marked by Website Outages, Twitter Suspensions

Along with pro-opposition websites, some media rights groups saw a sharp decline in traffic on the evening of the election.

30 March 2017

Netizen Report: India Had 31 Internet Shutdowns in 2016. How Many Did Your Country Have?

Venezuelan independent media sites suffer online attacks, Japan may use mass surveillance to punish “preparations” for crime, and the UK calls for backdoors on encrypted messaging apps.

Global Inequality in Your Pocket: How Cheap Smartphones and Lax Policies Leave Us Vulnerable to Hacking

People who are poor, socially marginalized, and less tech-savvy bear the greatest risk of attacks via mobile phones.

23 February 2017

Netizen Report: How Private is Our Email? Riseup Users Want to Know.

New malware targets Iranian mac users, Facebook discloses some information about data-sharing with advertisers, and Cameroon’s regional Internet shutdown could cost the country millions.

Russia's Censor Suddenly Wants to Know More About Channels on Telegram

With help from a Putin-launched political movement, Russia's federal censor met on Tuesday behind closed doors with the authors of several popular Telegram channels. And nobody knows why.

18 February 2017

Hackers Target Iranian Activists’ Mac Devices With Revamped Malware

State-sponsored Iranian hackers targetting civil human rights users have a new virus targeting Apple computers.

16 February 2017

Netizen Report: In Kenya and Mexico, Citizens Suspect State Manipulation on Twitter

As social manipulation abounds on Twitter, Venezuela blocks more news websites, and Facebook heads to France to fight fake news.

7 February 2017

‘Why Are We Still Doing This?': Iraq Shuts Down Internet to Prevent Exam Cheating—Again

Internet outages to prevent exam cheating have now become common in Iraq.

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