Stories about Feature from October, 2013
Netizen Report: Tajikistan’s ICT Ethics Code Forbids Online Harassment, “Unpleasant Sounds”
This week, we report on scary new Internet laws in Peru and Ecuador, blocked sites in Morocco and Tajikistan's all-in-one ICT "ethics code."
Ecuador's New Penal Code Would Violate Internet Privacy
Civil society organizations explain that the way Ecuador's new penal law is proposed, all telecommucations services will have to store the data and connection traffic of their users, despite the risks that this entails.
China Beefs Up '50 Cent’ Army of Paid Internet Propagandists
China has given official recognition to the 50 Cent Party job amid a crackdown on online public opinion leaders in an effort to better manipulate Internet discussion.
Netizen Report: Russian State Search Engine a Surefire Flop?
In this week's report, officials in Russia pooh-pooh state search engine Sputnik.ru, Azerbaijan reveals the presidential elections results before voting begins, and a new UK crime unit goes after torrent websites.
From Brazil to the World: the Marco Civil and Internet Governance
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff delivered a searing critique of US government surveillance programs at the UN this fall and presented Brazil as a leader in upholding human rights online. Will she follow through on her promise?
Netizen Report: NSA Tries to Unmask Anonymous Users
In this week's report, surveillance abounds: new Guardian leaks reveal that the NSA is targeting users of the Tor online anonymity network, Zimbabwe introduces a new SIM card registration rule, and Russia beefs up on digital surveillance tools ahead of the Sochi Olympics.
Netizen Report: The Internet Shutdown in Sudan
This week, Peru's Congress skirts civil liberties, Brazil beefs up on surveillance tech, and India's Supreme Court balks at biometric data collection.