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19 November 2013

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Ecuadorean Activists Say No to Cybercafe Surveillance

A new amendment to Ecuador's penal code would obligate cybercafe owners to video surveil their customers and leave ISPs with hefty new data collection requirements.

21 October 2013

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Ecuador's New Penal Code Would Violate Internet Privacy

Civil society organizations explain that the way Ecuador's new penal law is proposed, all telecommucations services will have to store the data and connection traffic of their users, despite the risks that this entails.

3 October 2013

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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.

22 July 2013

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‘Mechanisms of Censorship’ in Ecuador's Communications Law

The controversial new law, among other things, imposes limits on corruption investigations and jeopardizes the dissemination of information of public interest.

8 July 2013

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Why Would Edward Snowden Want to Go to Ecuador?

The future of Edward Snowden is uncertain. The young American is reportedly sheltered in Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport, and he has requested asylum from 20 countries. Although it remains unknown where he will go from here, many wonder: Why might Snowden want to go to a country like Ecuador, where restrictions on press freedom appear to be on the rise?

14 December 2012

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Latin America and the Caribbean Netizen Report: Detention Edition

This month, arrests of Internet users in Latin America and the Caribbean appear to have increased, with bloggers and activists in Ecuador, Colombia, and Cuba detained for their activities online. In this Netizen Report for Latin America and the Caribbean, we review some of these cases.

2 December 2012

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Ecuadorian Blogger Paúl Moreno Detained

Ecuadorian blogger Paúl Moreno (@paulcoyote) was detained on charges of fraudulent access to computer systems, after he accessed President Rafael Correa's personal database in an attempt to show the vulnerability of an official website.