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19 March 2014

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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.

12 March 2014

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TunnelBear VPN Service Blocked in Venezuela?

On Sunday, March 10, Venezuelan users reported that the VPN service TunnelBear was being blocked. Many reported that its website was inaccessible as well.

8 March 2014

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Video Exposes Police Abuse in Venezuela (or is it Colombia?)

One video's journey across Latin American digital activist circles underscores the challenges of monitoring and verifying evidence of human rights violations.

23 February 2014

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Walkie-Talkie App Zello Blocked in Venezuela

Authorities were monitoring protester communications over the mobile push-to-talk app Zello. Now, they're blocking it.

22 February 2014

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Venezuela: The Internet Goes Dark in Táchira

"In Táchira we're without Internet, water, light, food, gasoline..." Live tweeting from what many are calling the "militarized" state of Táchira, where the currently raging protests began.

19 February 2014

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Netizen Report: Censorship Continues as Protests Turn Violent in Venezuela

This week, we look at the effects of protests on the Internet in Venezuela, the Philippines newly-minted online libel rule, and more spyware discoveries from The Citizen Lab.

18 February 2014

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Venezuela: Police Seize Protester Mobile Phones

Protesters believe police are reviewing their personal information, erasing pictures and video of the protests, and sending prank messages to their families and friends.