Internet Monitor breaks down a ruling on algorithms from the Wisconsin Supreme Court, Netsweeper's law suit against Citizen Lab, the arrest of a Bahraini human rights activist, a Telegram hack, and a $65 million bitcoin theft.
This week Internet Monitor provides a comprehensive review of Hacking Team's latest woes in Italy, concerns over the Pakistani Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill, Twitter's controversial new hire in China, and recent amendments to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice's Offender Orientation Handbook.
Hong Kong's pro-Occupy Central protest websites suffer largest DDoD attack ever; Twitter reacts to Ferguson grand jury decision; massive hack takes down Sony Pictures' computer system; and more this week on #IMWeekly.
The latest from the Intercept on Core Secrets and NSA saboteurs in China and Germany; tiny Tor router Anonabox meets dazzling success followed by major backlash; China blocks BBC website as tension in Hong Kong escalates; and Wikileaks publishes a new draft of Trans-Pacific Partnership’s intellectual property chapter, all in this week's IMWeekly.
In late September 2014, the people of Hong Kong embarked on a civil disobedience movement demanding genuine democracy and universal suffrage for the 2017 Chief Executive election. Recently dubbed the “Umbrella Revolution” for its use of umbrellas to counteract pepper spray and tear gas from the police, the Occupy Central movement has captured worldwide attention. Since the Occupy Central movement started, much information has been circulating regarding the various aspects of the protest. This post is an attempt to provide and overview of the major trends relating to Internet and media freedom.
Between Friday, June 13, and Wednesday, June 18, Hong Kong suffered two DDoS attacks aimed at pro-democracy sites. The targets—one, the site of civil society group “Occupy Central with Love and Peace”, the other newspaper Apple Daily—both seek to advocate for universal suffrage in Hong Kong.