Stories about Tech & Tools from April, 2017

19 April 2017

Russian Math Instructor Faces Criminal Charges for Online Posts He Says He Didn't Write

The arrest of a Moscow math instructor has raised questions about the safety of using internet anonymizers in Russia.

14 April 2017

Censorship Undressed: Iranian State TV Cuts Broadcast Mid-Sentence

In an unusual broadcasting flub this week, Iran's official state media network cut off the live video feed of a reporter in mid-sentence, censoring election coverage.

10 April 2017

Russia Blocks Walkie-Talkie App Zello As Truckers Strike

Russia's media regulator has announced plans to block Zello, a mobile push-to-talk app that Russia's long-haul truckers are using to organize protests—including to coordinate an ongoing three-week strike.

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.

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