Stories about Feature from September, 2014
The new law will criminalize online criticism of government policies and outlaw "Spreading information that distorts truth or tarnishes the dignity and rights of individuals, sectors, institutions and organizations."
Media expert and founding member of the Russian blogosphere Anton Nossik explains why he thinks the end is nigh in Russia for websites used by billions around the globe.
"I scream for our ethnic group, but I scream louder for China," Ilham Tohti said through his lawyer.
This week we look at mounting threats to digital activists in Bahrain and Iran, blogger crackdowns in Crimea, and surveillance in Singapore, FinSpy-style.
Liza Bogutskaya's outspokenness against what she sees as Russia's illegal occupation of Crimea has made her a favorite of pro-Ukrainians online and an enemy of the Russian state in Crimea.
In a "cameras everywhere" world, we must pay close attention to the decisions platforms like YouTube that are often responsible for deciding what we see -- and what we don't.
With more and more world governments targeting journalists with communications surveillance, the Committee to Protect Journalists is asking the Obama administration to clean up its act.
While Turkey continues to chip away at online freedoms, LinkedIn reconsiders its contentious censorship deal with China, and the US government faces 800k comments on the proposed Internet "fast lane".
According to Iran’s list of Computer Crimes, the distribution of both circumvention technology and instructions to use such tools are both illegal. Violating these laws can result in severe punishment.
Prominent Egyptian activist and blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah was released on bail today but the road to justice is a long and bumpy one, says netizens.
Platforms struggle with tensions between censorship and security, a Chinese man sues his ISP over web blocking, and US Internet groups mimic the "site loading" button to promote net neutrality.
A proposed bill in the Philippines would make it illegal to photograph anyone -- even public officials -- without their permission.
EXCLUSIVE: German Companies Are Selling Unlicensed Surveillance Technologies to Human Rights Violators – and Making Millions
Data analyzed by two leading researchers on surveillance and digital security technology suggests the majority of surveillance technologies produced by German companies have been bought and sold under the table.
Bahraini human rights activists Maryam Al-Khawaja was denied entry to Bahrain upon her arrival at the airport. Now in detention, she has started a hunger strike.