This week, Internet Monitor checks out Facebook's username policies, Google's decision to scrub its search engines of "revenge porn," Iraq's recent Internet outage, Russia's banning of the Internet Archive, and the American Federal Communications Commissioner's controversial statement on human rights.
Muira McCammon talks to Nicko Margolies (Politwoops' Project Lead at the Sunlight Foundation), Arjan El Fassed (Director of the Open State Foundation), and Prof. Michael Beurskens (a Twitter researcher and intellectual property law lecturer based at the University of Bonn in Germany) about the recent Politwoops shutdown.
This week, Internet Monitor checks out Belgium's not so private problem with Facebook's privacy policies, what can no longer be read on Reddit, Pakistan's abandoned plan to tax the Internet, Chinese efforts to hack away at American federal employees' records, and Wikimedia's decision to encrypt all of its sites.
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.
Chinese Communist Party recruiting online "youth civilization volunteers," new tax may price Malawians out of Internet service, South African Internet regulations called "worst new Internet censorship law," and more, in our Week in Review.