Stories about WORLD from November, 2016
"Even if the company needs to expand into social media, it should use a better means rather than being so shameless."
Digital rights advocates and Tunisia's Data Protection Authority are voicing concern about the bill. At present, Tunisia does not require government authorities to obtain court approval before accessing citizen data.
Russia, Belarus and the Central Asian states were all rated "not free" in Freedom House's 2016 "Freedom on the Web" report.
"What are the real differences between one portrait and another? What is offensive in one nipple that isn't in the other?"
A student was forced to make a public apology after accusing his school cafeteria of selling moldy buns. He has now left Weibo, after receiving a flood of harassing comments.
Hussein Baydoun was barred from photographing the PM after this image was published. Photographs he took during last year's ‘you stink’ protests against government corruption were featured in numerous outlets.
The court ruled that forcing search engines to adjudicate removal requests would give too much responsibility to search engines, effectively making them into digital censors.
"We are so used to the leaking of personal data. We don’t care about government surveillance anymore. We are nobody."
This post was written by Catherine Lai and originally published on Hong Kong Free Press on November 12, 2016. The version below is published on Global Voices under a partnership...
US activists weather wave of post-election social media harassment, Ethiopia blocks Global Voices, and the UK finally passes the much-maligned Snoopers Charter.
"As long as there is a human being exploiting a human being, there are revolutionary dreams, and dreams make the future."
The government of Cameroon considers social media “a new form of terrorism.”
Xu, who has 33 years of experience working in media, is now openly expressing concern that Internet corporates may soon be more powerful than the state and the party.
Hailu was told that his arrest was prompted by the interview he gave for Voice of America's Amharic Service about Ethiopia's state of emergency.
Gaspard Glantz, Taranis News site creator and video reporter focusing on protest movements in France is facing legal challenges that constraint his work.
As concerns about the Kremlin’s involvement in cyber attacks against the West deepen, Moscow is taking aim at Microsoft, Oracle and IBM. Are these efforts symbolic or strategic?
"What was done tonight is not only a coup but also an operation to separate the country!"
Yet another independent media outlet in post-coup attempt Turkey is on the brink.
"He’s one of a very small number of young Chinese who have been outspoken in criticising the Chinese government on Twitter using their real names."