Ellery Roberts Biddle

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I am the editor of Global Voices Advocacy and a long-time member of the Global Voices community. Thanks for visiting our site! Born and raised in Philadelphia, I now live in San Francisco, where I devote most of my time to thinking and writing about free expression and privacy online and the politics of Internet use in Cuba. Check out my blog half-wired, or follow me on Twitter.

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8 April 2014

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Spies Like US: “Fake Twitter” Violated Cubans’ Privacy Rights

ZunZuneo not only obtained mobile phone numbers for half a million Cubans without their knowledge or consent -- it also observed and analyzed (read: surveilled) their communications for "political tendencies."

26 March 2014

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Advocates Hail Brazil's “Bill of Rights for the Internet”

Though privacy concerns remain, the approval of the Marco Civil "is important not only for the country, but also for the world," says Joana Varon, an original author of the law.

14 March 2014

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GV Face: Happy 25th Birthday, Web!

What's the difference between the Internet and the Web? Why is an open web so important? An all-star panel of techies and rights defenders talk it out on GV Face.

27 February 2014

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#AB14: If I speak out, will I be punished for it?

Focusing on policies for the digital realm seems strange in a region where dissent and even fact-based reporting, whether they happen online or offline, so often have profound real-life consequences.

18 February 2014

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Collecting Data About Possible Web Censorship in Venezuela

Global Voices authors are crowdsourcing information about web blocking Venezuela -- and they need your help!

5 February 2014

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Viral Video of Deputy PM Triggers Cyber Assault in Serbia

Websites were blocked, servers attacked, and Twitter accounts hijacked in Serbia last weekend after a video mocking the Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic went viral.

24 January 2014

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GV Face: Live from the Arab Bloggers Meeting #AB14

GVers Advox Director Hisham Almiraat, GV MENA Region Editor Amira Al Hussaini, SMEX Co-Director Mohammed Najem and Berkman Fellow Dalia Othman share with us their insights from this remarkable event.