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The use of internet shutdowns by authoritarian regimes in Latin America has led to organisations and experts increasingly noting various nuances and contexts in methods to interfere with internet access.
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.
In Colombia, a new generation of journalists are fighting self-censorship and investigating corruption.
''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.''
New research by Global Voices tech and digital rights experts in Colombia, Ghana, Kenya, Mexico, Pakistan and the Philippines exposes the ups and downs of Facebook's "Free Basics" app.
Mobile internet goes down again in Kashmir, Turkish human rights advocates are detained with no charges, and a Philippine Senator pushes anti-fake news bill.
"...limitation of freedom of expression must be necessary and proportionate, that is, it must be the only and most effective means, something which is not true in this case."
As academic freedoms wane from Kazakhstan to Colombia, a Dutch court goes after Facebook, and the tech industry says cheerio to the UK.
The "Citizen Portfolio" policy would store citizen data -- ranging from passport numbers to health information -- all in one place.
This week, Colombia's free trade agreement with the US backfires for free expression, bloggers unite to support the jailed Zone9ers in Ethiopia, and Spain’s Google tax is back in business.
It has been nearly one year since the first Snowden leaks. This June 5, activists will be launching campaigns, lobbying legislators and holding live events to speak out against mass surveillance.
One video's journey across Latin American digital activist circles underscores the challenges of monitoring and verifying evidence of human rights violations.
While many eyes remain fixed on the surveillance activities of the United States, citizens in Colombia, Mexico, Panama and many other Latin American countries are also at risk of abuses by their own national governments.
Pilar Sáenz, trained physicist and now software and free culture activist, comments on the concept of "advocacy" for digital rights in Colombia and describes the creation and achievements of RedPaTodos, a Colombian civil society group working to promote a free and open Internet.
Peruvian NGOs have launched a campaign asking President Ollanta Humala Tasso to set clear, non-negotiable limitationss to ensure that Peruvians' fundamental rights in the TPP are respected. The treaty could threaten Internet user's rights to free expression and access to information online, increase controversial aspects of Peruvian copyright law, and restrict the ability of Peru's Congress to engage in domestic law reform to meet the evolving IP needs and realities of Peruvian citizens and their growing technology sector.
The United States and ten governments from around the Pacific region will soon meet to hash out the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement (TPP). Negotiations of the agreement have been secretive from the beginning of the process, but based on leaked documents and the undemocratic nature of the entire process, advocates have every reason to be alarmed about the copyright enforcement provisions contained in this multinational trade deal.
On Wednesday night, October 23, 2012, the Colombian Constitutional Court declared unconstitutional Articles 13 and 14 of the Law 1520, better known as Lleras Law 2.0. The proposed law provides for sanctions of online copyright infringement, in accordance with the Free Trade Agreement signed between Columbia and the United States.