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23 February 2014

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.

11 February 2014

February 11: Activists Say No to “Cyber Martial Law”, Digital Surveillance in Philippines

On Feburary 11, Filipino activists and netizen groups renewed their opposition to the anti-cybercrime law which they described as a "dangerous measure that would legitimize cyber martial law in the country."

21 January 2014

China: Free Ilham Tohti — Support Ethnic Reconciliation

Ilham Tohti, founder of Uyghur Online and a moderate advocate for ethnic autonomy policy in China was arrested on January 15. Supporters are advocating for his release online.

4 January 2014

Botched Bureaucracy Mars SIM Card Registration in Zambia

While some Zambians scramble to register their SIM cards, others have discovered their registration information has gone missing.

21 December 2013

Zambia: Register Your SIM Card, or Lose Your Service

Zambians are being forced to register their mobile phone SIM cards with their real name and other identifying information. What will this mean for user privacy?

27 November 2013

Japan’s ‘State Secrets’ Bill Passes Lower House

Japan's House of Representatives passed the controversial State Secrecy Protection Bill on Tuesday, November 26 despite criticism from journalists and human rights advocates.

6 November 2013

Netizen Report: China Targets Dalai Lama for Spreading “Propaganda”

This week we look at gaming "addiction" in South Korea, political activist persecution in Vietnam, and Apple's first "transparency" report.

30 October 2013

Netizen Report: Surveillance Looms Large at IGF Bali

This week, we report on Japan's anti-leaking bill, new IP measures in Italy and NSA surveillance fallout in Germany, France, and Indonesia.

23 October 2013

Netizen Report: Tajikistan’s ICT Ethics Code Forbids Online Harassment, “Unpleasant Sounds”

This week, we report on scary new Internet laws in Peru and Ecuador, blocked sites in Morocco and Tajikistan's all-in-one ICT "ethics code."

16 October 2013

Netizen Report: Russian State Search Engine a Surefire Flop?

In this week's report, officials in Russia pooh-pooh state search engine Sputnik.ru, Azerbaijan reveals the presidential elections results before voting begins, and a new UK crime unit goes after torrent websites.