Stories about Latin America
It is necessary to question the notion that the media have full and free space to act, without threats, in Ecuador.
"The millions of dollars being spent on video surveillance and facial recognition technologies is increasing."
Experts warn that the roll-out was problematic, not least because the treaty may put citizen data in general at risk and open the way to criminalizing the work of InfoSec researchers and activists.
The ruling ‘will be a turning point for community radios in Guatemala’, according to one of the petitioning radio stations.
Only one out of 161 murders of journalists resulted in a conviction of all perpetrators.
The journalist sent out a newsletter with a text that focused was on the police's actions, which resulted in at least 41 homicides in the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro.
“I realized what was happening and immediately thought that in a few minutes the internet service in Cuba, or at least in San Antonio de los Baños, would be interrupted.”
"The creation of a similar registry was attempted in 2009, but the database ended up being leaked and for sale."
Different strategies have been created to preserve the record of ongoing protests and state violence, as well as of the content being censored on social media.
The police data leak was in retaliation for "aggressive and cruel repression to the demonstrations of popular and democratic power," a member of the Anonymous group told Global Voices.
The Indigenous-led telecommunications organization can continue to provide affordable cell phone access to local communities in Oaxaca.
In Colombia, a new generation of journalists are fighting self-censorship and investigating corruption.
As researchers, it is very difficult to know how, or even if, high profile global announcements are actually impacting users in Latin America.
The hack revealed a surplus of 6,245 positive COVID-19 cases in Nicaragua that were previously unknown to the public.
One of the lists, which circulated on WhatsApp, doxxed people's personal information such as names, pictures, and addresses.
The Tor network is a free and open-source software used throughout the world by those who wish to exercise their freedom of expression and information while maintaining their privacy and anonymity.
The smear campaign against Folha de S. Paulo journalist Patrícia Campos Mello is one of several cases of harassment against reporters that have taken place recently in Brazil.
Networks are down in Turkey, Iraq and Ecuador; US tech companies are cutting off Venezuelans; and gatekeepers continue holding back content related to Hong Kong protests.
While there are less murders in El Salvador than before, the government appears to show censorship tendencies towards the media and critical voices.
''Beyond the joke that "every breath you take" seems like it could be written by the NSA, we realized that this is about a man that spies on a woman.''