Hacktivista on TVO!

Hacktivista on TVO! Hacktivista is the story of three University of Toronto students who travel with their professor to Guatemala and Chiapas to work with human rights organizations and activists on Internet security and connectivity. The students call themselves “hacktivists” — a new breed of social activists who use technology to fight for privacy and… Read more »

China Releases Three Internet Dissidents

BEIJING – China has released three people who were detained on charges of posting Internet articles critical of the government, a human rights organization reported Sunday. From Yahoo! News

Security expert proposes hackers' union

A proposal to create an association to represent the interests of hackers and vulnerability researchers is gaining support, a security expert said Wednesday. The group, which would be geared toward researchers and not software vendors, would provide guidelines on vulnerability disclosures and would lobby against legislation that could stifle security researchers’ ability to tinker with… Read more »

The Internet under surveillance in Zimbabwe

Reporters Without Borders today urged the Zimbabwean authorities to drop charges against 14 people who were arrested for circulating an e-mail message criticising President Mugabe’s economic policies and calling for his departure. They were all released on bail but have been ordered to appear in court on 26 November. The e-mail message encouraged Zimbabweans to… Read more »

Censorship has died! Long live censorship!

Already you can surprise nobody that the Uzbek companies providing to the population and the enterprises service of the Internet and an e-mail, began to carry out technical censorship of some political web sites hosted abroad where the information on Uzbekistan is published. All over again blocking of objectionable sites was carried out as inscriptions:… Read more »

Creative Editing and Other Obstacles for the Kazakh Opposition

Opposition activist and famed film director Rashid Nugmanov tells TOL of failed party registrations, Kazakhgate, a fabricated request for a pardon, and the hopes and fears of the opposition. He also runs the opposition website KUB , which he says state-controlled Internet service providers in Kazakhstan have blocked for almost two years, a claim supported… Read more »

F.B.I. Scrutinizes Antiwar Rallies

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has collected extensive information on the tactics, training and organization of antiwar demonstrators and has advised local law enforcement officials to report any suspicious activity at protests to its counterterrorism squads, according to interviews and a confidential bureau memorandum. From New York Times

Ukraine to censor net

THE Ukrainian parliament passed the first reading of a bill banning internet publication of anything that promotes terrorism, the overthrow of the state or damages an individual’s reputation. Meanwhile, the Hostmaster company, which was stripped of its role overseeing Ukraine’s country domain name .ua on July 22, said it will appeal the ruling by Kiev’s… Read more »