Stories about Feature
11 February 2015
This week, Iraq sets stiff penalties for insult on social media, Cubans snicker at Netflix announcement, and Samsung makes a new TV that watches you.
10 February 2015
Courts offer citizens occasional protection from Ankara's vicious war on freedom of expression and privacy, so government is looking for laws that bypass them.
9 February 2015
Netflix seems unaware that even those Cubans who have Internet access do not have a strong enough connection to watch videos online.
Local sources say escalating fights online among political parties and sects since last week's execution of Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasasbeh may have led to the new policy.
"Since the start of the protests, I had been mapping online censorship and helping people use encrypted communication tools. When the police came, I got up, scared to the bone."
6 February 2015
Companies like Apple and Google blocking access to their services in Crimea due to Western sanctions, bringing a high cost for IT professionals and citizens.
4 February 2015
While Thailand and Singapore press for broader surveillance powers, Ecuadorian social media users take heat from their president and Macedonia says no to drones.
"Through Internet censorship and control we lose an ability to be our own secret human – the one we are when nobody is around."
Drone-made videos and photos were instrumental in demonstrating the size of a recent massive student protest, which has been called the largest student protest in Macedonia since independence.
3 February 2015
Some civil society organizations are calling the draft digital economy bills “national security bills in disguise” because of their repressive provisions.