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by Global Voices Advocacy Netizen Report Team

Global Voices Advocacy’s Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world. Mexico’s legislature considered — and then quickly shelved — a cybercrime bill that critics labeled “the worst Internet law in history.” The Law for the Prevention and Punishment of Information Crimes was drafted by Senator […] more »

by Global Voices Advocacy Netizen Report Team

Global Voices Advocacy’s Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world. The Indian government blocked Internet access and text messaging services in some parts of the northeastern state of Manipur following violent protests that resulted in eight deaths. The protests began after the state government […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. A.C.L.U. and Human Rights Watch say surveillance programs hurt news coverage (Sydney Ember / New York Times) 2. NPR One delivers a curated public radio stream for the smartphone era (Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch) 3. First Look Media changes course on “digital magazines” (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 4. HBO pushes web expansion as […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Have we reached the point of a Big Brother state online? It sure seems that way with the recent revelation that the FBI and Department of Justice routinely read private emails, Facebook messages and Twitter direct messages without a warrant — flouting the Fourth Amendment. We’ll discuss that and more on this week’s episode of […] more »

by Jessica Clark

Google’s Teaching Theater at the SXSWi Trade Show AUSTIN, TX — By Day 3 of the South by Southwest Interactive Festival, I find that the future’s so bright, it kind of gives me a migraine. Inside the Austin Convention Center, where most of the conference was staged, pillars are baroquely barnacled with multiple generations of […] more »