This week, Internet Monitor explores the politics of Russia's "right to be forgotten" bill, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's initiative to bring technology and innovation to India, and British Prime Minister David Cameron's call to end strong encryption (which we hear could "ruin the internet").
Tomorrow, David Kaye, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and speech, will present a report on encryption and freedom of expression to the Human Rights Council. Here's what you should know about the report and why it matters.
This week, Internet Monitor looks at the state of government-run surveillance efforts in France, the USA, and Paraguay; recent social media bans in Nauru; and a recent UN report on encryption and anonymity.
Last month, Burmese media company Irrawaddy suffered a transmedia attack in response to their coverage of controversial and ultra-nationalist Burmese Buddhist monk, Wirathu. The Blink Hacker Collective, who took responsibility for the attack, brought the site down on October 2, through what Irrawaddy believes was an attack on their servers.