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Freedom On the Net 2016 Shows Internet Freedom is on the Decline

Freedom on the Net 2016, an annual report published by Freedom House that examines Internet Freedom around the world, was released this week. This year’s report highlighted an alarming trend – Internet freedom is continuing to decline around the world – for the…

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China Passes New Cybersecurity Law, Increases Control of Internet

China has further tightened its grip on the Internet, with the passage of a new cybersecurity law. The law will have wide-reaching impacts both in and outside the country, on Internet businesses and human rights alike. China’s new cybersecurity law requires the collection…

VyprVPN accessible in Turkey despite call for VPN ban.

VyprVPN Working in Turkey, Despite Call for VPN Crackdown

On November 4, the Turkish government increased censorship within the country. After blocking major social media sites and other messaging platforms – a practice which is commonplace – the Turkish government expanded their crackdown and instructed ISPs to block a list of major VPN…

Turkey censors social media, asks government to block VPN providers

Turkey Increases Censorship, Asks Internet Providers to Block VPNs

Turkey has been blocking access to major social media sites including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and WhatsApp for nearly 24 hours, following the detention of a group of pro-Kurdish leaders. They’ve also reportedly placed restrictions on Instagram and Skype. Now, less than 24 hours…

Turkey blocks access to cloud services.

Turkey Blocks Access to Cloud Services Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive

On October 8, Turkey blocked access to all major cloud services and some major code hosting sites within the country. Sites including Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive and GitHub were all blocked.The blocks were first reported by Turkeyblocks.org, and came in response to government…

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How To Access an Unrestricted Internet While Traveling in China

Traveling to China? Want to maintain access to the same Internet experience you have from your home country? If so, it’s essential you use a VPN. Traveling throughout China will be an experience of a lifetime, and you don’t want be held back…

United Arab Emirates UAE Fine for VPN Use

New UAE Law Implements Fine for VPN Use

Last week, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) implemented a new federal law instituting large fines for using a VPN in the country. This law is among a “series of new federal laws relating to IT crimes,” and can impose a hefty fine of up…

Brazil Takes Action Over WhatsApp Encryption...Again

Brazil Plans Bill to Regulate Access to Digital Data

As the summer Olympics approach, all eyes are descending on Brazil as they host this momentous event. However, in addition to news surrounding the Olympics, there has also been press around Brazil’s recent WhatsApp censorship and a new draft bill. In May we…

U.N. Declares Internet Access a Human Right

U.N. Declares Internet Access a Human Right

The U.N. made a monumental announcement this month, when they condemned Internet shutdowns to stand for human rights online. The non-binding resolution was unanimous, with leaders from across the world protesting these shutdowns and preserving Internet freedom. They encouraged governments far and wide…

Self-Censorship in China Continues, Extends to Mobile Apps

Self-Censorship in China Continues, Extends to Mobile Apps

We already know about censorship and propaganda pandemonium in China. The Great Firewall of China prohibits users from browsing the Internet freely, the 50c-party fabricates social media posts for strategic distraction[1] and the Internet police (wang-luo-guan-li-yuan) removes harsh criticisms about the Chinese government. As a…