Following the recent allegations against Hola Better Internet, the CEO and co-founder Ofer Vilenski posted a lengthy blog post on their website.
Iran is all set to expand its ‘smart filtering’ of the Internet. The country appears to be no longer interested in imposing a blanket ban on websites and will instead attempt to filter out the ‘harmful’ content.
A new free privacy tool, Detekt has been released by several organizations including Amnesty and EFF, which allows users to scan their Windows computers for signs of possible infection by illegal surveillance software programs. Detekt is an open source program developed by security scientist Claudio Guarnieri. Several organizations like Amnesty International, EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation), Read More
Internet censorship is becoming a big issue in the Persian region, better known now as Iran. At the beginning of this century, it witnessed an Internet boom. Today, around 20 million Persians have access to the Internet. This makes Iran and the Persian region the second highest population of netizens in the Middle East. However, Read More
New restrictions will require spyware makers to request permission from the European Union before their software can be exported to European markets, according to a new ruling this week. According to The Guardian, the ‘intrusion’ software is now included in the ‘dual use’ items list made by the EU, which terms the software as something Read More
South Korea’s National Intelligence Service (NIS) has alleged that North Korean cyber army has infected over 20,000 smartphones belonging to South Koreans, submitting its intelligence report to lawmakers on Wednesday. Citing the NIS report, Yonhap, South Korea’s news agency, reported that the cyber attacks were carried out between May and September. Victims reportedly downloaded infected Read More
The last week or so has been a turbulent one for the developers of the supposed “anonymous” communication platform Whisper, who have been faced with a flurry of controversy since their mobile app was blasted by The Guardian for a number of privacy violations. The newspaper’s claims ranged from tracking its users’ location details to Read More
Activists fended off efforts in the 1990s to put an end to Internet encryption or give the US government ways around it, but a bigger battle is brewing now: net neutrality. ISPs have been violating net neutrality rules over the years, but there has been minimal to no evidence against them. In the comments submitted Read More
The National Cyber Crime Unit has been ordered to investigate the claims that pro-democracy Bahraini activists living in exile in the United Kingdom are under illegal monitoring. Privacy International, a civil rights group, made a complaint to the Metropolitan police about the alleged monitoring of cellphones and computers belonging to exiled Bahraini activists Jaafar al-Hasabi, Read More
The third largest democracy in the world, Indonesia was rated ‘partly free’ by Freedom on the Net 2013 with 11 obstacles to cross, 11 limits on content, and 19 violations of user rights. The Internet is monitored and filtered, and since Indonesia has the largest Muslim population in the world, it is not surprising that Read More