• Jul 24, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

Thousands march in Moscow, Russia to support Internet Freedom, protest VPN ban

Over 2,000 protestors marched in Moscow, Russia over the weekend to protest the recent VPN ban and the tightening grip of internet censorship in Russia. The protest was in response to the anti VPN and proxy bill that passed in the State Duma on July 21st, and was officially allowed by Moscow City Hall. The … Continue reading “Thousands march in Moscow, Russia to support Internet Freedom, protest VPN ban”

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  • Apr 20, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

As Russian internet censorship grows, Twitter reportedly agrees to move some user data to servers in Russia

Twitter has reportedly agreed to comply with Russia’s Big Brother law – which forces tech companies to store data on Russian soil. Russia’s Big Brother laws, passed in July of 2016, force companies like Twitter to store all of the personal user data they have on Russians, in Russia. ¬†While Twitter declined to make any … Continue reading “As Russian internet censorship grows, Twitter reportedly agrees to move some user data to servers in Russia”

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France blocked or removed over 2,700 websites in 2016

Authorities in France ordered the blockage or removal of over 2,700 websites in 2016, according to Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux. The orders were designed to minimize extremist content online. At a recent cybersecurity conference in the northern French city of Lille, Le Roux remarked that the French government requested that 834 websites be blocked, … Continue reading “France blocked or removed over 2,700 websites in 2016”

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Ahead of 2022 World Cup, Qatar doubles down on internet censorship and blocks independent news website

Last week, an independent news website in Qatar, Doha News, discovered that they had been blocked in Qatar. While there has been no official news on why this block has happened, Doha News stated that they suspect that the block happened at the behest of the government. The news site has a reputation for toeing … Continue reading “Ahead of 2022 World Cup, Qatar doubles down on internet censorship and blocks independent news website”

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European Parliament prepares for actual Internet Censorship using “Terrorism” as justification buzzword

Under the pretext of fighting terrorism, groups in the European Parliament wants to give police the power to censor the Internet and even individual accounts with social media providers at will. This is not just a stark attempt to justify sharp reductions in liberty with the buzzword “terrorism”, it also flies in the face of … Continue reading “European Parliament prepares for actual Internet Censorship using “Terrorism” as justification buzzword”

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