Stories about Latin America
"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.''
Across the globe, journalists are facin charges of everything from espionage to tax evasion.
“The law leaves independent media without ‘legal’ hosting options,” said local journalist and Global Voices author Elaine Diaz.
Netizen Report: Amid WhatsApp attacks, advocates launch legal challenge against Israeli malware maker
Spyware makers exploit a security flaw in WhatsApp, Singapore bans false information and Somalia plans to shut down social media during school exams.
The unique public value of accounts like these -- even if they are spewing hateful or partisan vitriol -- is worth considering.
Food, water and electricity are increasingly scarce, as is access to communication networks.
Digital privacy tools draw suspicion in the US and Ecuador, India tackles Tiktok, and a Chinese man learns that facial recognition works -- even while you’re sleeping.
Through serious analysis and their signature wit, Luis Carlos Diaz and Naky Soto have helped a generation of us learn our digital rights.