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Google Right to be Forgotten

Google Extends Right to Be Forgotten

Google has expanded its right-to-be-forgotten rules, which allow citizens to demand the search engine remove results they deem “outdated or irrelevant.” Once removed, these results are not shown within the country any longer. There was a loophole in the law, however, which allowed people…

Uganda Blocked Social Media

Uganda Blocks Social Media on Election Day

Update May 12th, 2016: Uganda has once again blocked social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and Whatsapp before President Yoweri Museveni is sworn in to office today. This has ignited familiar unrest with Ugandans, as a similar blockage occurred on election day earlier…

Cyber Crime

United Arab Emirates Proposes New Cybercrime Law

The United Arab Emirates is debating three draft laws today, described as “regulating the National Media Council, preventing the misuse of the right to litigation and imposing tougher penalties on IP address forgery.” One of the draft laws includes harsh penalties for cybercrime…

China Legalizing Great Firewall

Is China Finally Legalizing the Great Firewall?

China seems to be changing its tune in how it recognizes the Great Firewall. Over the past few months, several events indicate that China is publicly moving towards legalizing the Great Firewall – both through their efforts to promote Internet Sovereignty and attempts…

Brazil Censorship

Proposed Law Could Increase Internet Censorship, Decrease Privacy in Brazil

Update – April 2016: A report was recently released by the Brazilian Commission of Inquiry (CPI) regarding Internet-related bills. Within the report are recommendations for legislation governing cybercrime, including seven bills. These recommendations are raising major concern – and protest – from privacy activists…

China’s Anti-Terror Law Allows Decryption “On Demand”

China’s Anti-Terror Law Allows Decryption “On Demand”

A new anti-terror law, which includes provisions for Internet surveillance, went into effect in China on January 1. The law requires telecos and Internet providers to decrypt communications when requested by the government. As outlined in the law companies must provide: “technical interfaces, decryption…

Internet Censorship 2015

The Top 10 Internet Censorship Events of 2015

We’ve seen a lot of censorship this year, from content blocking to flat out surveillance and control through “great firewalls.” Freedom House’s 2015 Freedom on the Net even reported that worldwide Internet freedom declined for the 5th year in a row – a…

WhatsApp Blocked Brazil

WhatsApp bloqueado no Brasil

A justiça de São Paulo determinou que o funcionamento do aplicativo WhatsApp deve ser bloqueado pelas principais operadoras de telefonia móvel do Brasil por 48 horas a partir de 0h nesta quinta-feira.  O WhatsApp tem mais de 93 milhões de usuários no Brasil…

WhatsApp Blocked Brazil

WhatsApp Shut Down in Brazil

Update: 10:15am, EST – It’s been reported that the suspension on WhatsApp has been lifted. It’s been reported that a judge in Sao Paulo has ordered that WhatsApp be shut down. The shutdown is set to last 48 hours, and went into effect starting…

Bypass the Great Firewall

China Completely Blocks Wikipedia…Again

As reported by the International Business Times, China has blocked Wikipedia in “its entirety” – and this isn’t the first time. The site’s Chinese version was previously blocked, but now all versions of Wikipedia are blocked in China. China has made a practice…