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2 April 2014

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Netizen Report: Telecom Reforms in Mexico Smack of Authoritarian Past

This week we look at Mexico's byzantine new telecommunications bill and at Costa Rica, where the Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of media workers' rights to privacy.

5 March 2014

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Mexico and US Censor Activist Site, with Help of GoDaddy

Activists in Mexico confirmed that the Government of Mexico worked with the US Embassy in Mexico and GoDaddy.com to censor 1DMX.org, a platform for news and discussion of social unrest in December 2013.

14 November 2013

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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.

12 November 2013

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Cyber Stewards Network and Local Activists Investigate FinFisher in Mexico

Security researchers have found evidence that FinFisher, the big bad wolf of spy technologies, is being used in Mexico. Local advocates are using these findings to bring legal action to federal agencies involved in surveillance.

27 August 2013

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Transparency Reform in Mexico: A Step Backward in the Name of Security?

The Attorney General, the President of the National Bank, and other high-ranking authorities may soon be able to overrule actions of the Federal Institute for Access to Information, the semi-autonomous entity that guarantees the public’s right to access information.

16 August 2013

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From North to South, the Government is Watching You

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.

12 August 2013

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Government Critic Arrested on Drug Charges in Mexico

Supporters suspect that Gustavo Maldonado was arrested in retaliation for his online activities. Just hours before his arrest on a small-scale drug charge, Maldonado posted a YouTube video accusing local officials of corruption.