This week in #imweekly: examining content control in China, Nigerian officials announce plans to heighten internet monitoring in the country, and Russia's Kremlin resorts to using typewriters to skirt foreign internet surveillance. Meanwhile, a push to heighten information control in Turkey.
In this week's #IMweekly: a Wikipedia edit war over Egypt's coup d'état, sentences for Saudi Arabian Facebook users accused of inciting protests, a new government petitioning platform in China, and more.
This week Tunisian turned the building responsible for Internet censorship before the Arab Spring into a hackerspace and wifi hotspot, it was discovered that Pakistan has been using filtering technology managed by a Canadian company, human rights activists investigate the Mexican government's use of FinFisher, and Facebook leaked 600 million users' email addresses and phone numbers.
This week in #imweekly, new publication laws in Jordan lead to a shuttering of more than 200 websites, Turkish protestors are downloading VPNs to access the net in large numbers and stringent anti-defemation laws have attracted cricitism from civil society groups in Mexico.
Accidental, secret blocking of 1200 websites worries Internet users in Australia; two Internet blackouts in two weeks in Syria; disruptions to Internet and SMS in advance of Iranian presidential elections.