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Marianna Breytman

Marianna is an avid lover of the Spanish language who also happens to know Russian because she was born in Kiev. She's extremely passionate about international education, human rights, and gender equality. These days she can be found translating GV posts, obsessively listening to NPR, and learning krav maga.

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Latest posts by Marianna Breytman

16 December 2014

“Spain is a Corruptocracy”: Netizens Slam Google News Tax

News aggregator Google News has announced the shutdown of its Spanish subsidiary starting December 16, 2014 due to the tax imposed by the new Intellectual Property Law.

29 October 2014

#LeyChavez: Peru's Chavez Law Could Endanger Email Privacy in the Workplace

The bill popularly known as #LeyChavez would regulate the use of information technology in the workplace. But how invasive is the bill?

22 April 2014

Mexico City: Citizens Take to Streets Against #LeyTelecom

In Mexico, demonstrators came out in favor of a public Internet that upholds net neutrality and freedom of expression.

19 March 2014

Venezuela's New Security Agency: Watching the Web With No Judicial Oversight

CESSPA, the new security agency in Venezuela, may bring yet another layer of state control over the flow of information online.

27 February 2014

“Google Tax” Threatens Spain's News Aggregators

The Spanish government is reviewing a new intellectual property bill, an extension of the so-called Sinde law, which restricts the use of links and citations of publications.

9 December 2013

Spain: Public Safety Bill or Threat to Civil Rights?

A new "anti-protest" bill in Spain could prohibit calling for protests via the Internet, circulating riot images during demonstrations, and "violence against street furniture."

14 November 2013

Mexican Voter Data for Sale at Buscardatos.com

Personal information aggregator buscardatos.com has been selling private voter data from the IFE, the federal administrator of elections in Mexico.

3 October 2013

Will Ecuador Criminalize Slander on Social Networks?

New proposed measures against slander and libel on social networks, including mandatory installation of surveillance cameras at Internet cafes, could have a big impact on free expression and privacy.

2 October 2013

Peru: Congress Passes “Practically Secret” Version of IT Crimes Act

In final deliberations over the controversial IT Crimes Bill, also known as the Beingolea Law, Congress members created and unanimously approved a new version of the bill, leaving no opportunity for public scrutiny of the law.

27 June 2013

“Advocacy,” yes, that is what we do

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.