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5 March 2014

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Sultan of Brunei Threatens Critics of Sharia Law

Brunei will implement Sharia laws next month, disappointing many citizens and human rights groups. The sultan warned critics of possible prosecution if they continue to 'insult' the country's leaders

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.

11 February 2014

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.