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Iran Follows Russia’s Ban on Telegram

Iran Follows Russia’s Ban on Telegram

On May 1 Iran announced that, following Russia, it too would be blocking access to Telegram for its citizens. Telegram, a popular messaging app which offers end to end encryption, was blocked by Russian authorities in mid-April after the company refused to provide the government with encryption keys. While Telegram …

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China’s Oppression of Journalists of International Concern

The new cyber security law which China is adopting faves some censorship and espionage fears

According to Reporters Without Borders (RSF) China jails the largest number of journalists in the world. RSF warns against complacency towards China’s continued abuse of press freedom, suggesting that other authoritarian countries across Asia are looking at Beijing as a model for managing their own press. In 2018 China has …

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US and UK Reports on Russian Hackers Attacking Devices Worldwide

Government should recruit hackers

The governmental bodies of both nations warn that compromised routers can be used in future cyber attacks. On Monday, the United States and the United Kingdom issued a joint statement, alleging that hackers linked to the Russian government have gained access to routers across the globe, with the purpose of …

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Digital Anti-Censorship Billboards Removed by Google Street View

OnHub security used to fight off hackers by Google

A series of billboards questioning the status quo and chastising world leaders has appeared on Google Street View, which then the internet giant promptly removed. The billboards were made in a campaign to combat censorship and promote freedom of speech and expression. The Swedish subdivision of “Reporters Without Borders” worked …

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VPN Still Possible in China Regardless of Ban Since March 31

ABC Fingers China In CyberAttack On Australia

Even though China has banned all virtual private network services in the country on the 31st of March, the regulation has not come into practical effect. Such services report that users in China are still able to connect to them without any difficulties. Strengthening the Great Firewall China currently blocks …

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Well-Known VPN Networks Shown to Leak your Data

Leaked Memo shows Ecuador Internet Censorship system

Well-known VPN networks like HotSpot Shield, Pure VPN and Zenmate, are leaking user’s information, VPN Mentor discovered this when they researched virtual private networks (VPN). Sensitive data on millions of users are vulnerable, the privacy advocate network found. Data Leaked VPN’s help users access websites blocked by their ISP’s, and …

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Huge Security Flaws Exposed In Hanwha Cameras

Huge Security Flaws Exposed In Hanwha Cameras

A range of smart cameras is vulnerable to hackers because they contain a range of security vulnerabilities. Hackers will be able to exploit these and might be able to use them for surveillance and exploits on the networks these cameras are linked to. Cameras made by Hanwha Techwin might permit …

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How a VPN blocks GCHQ and British ISP´s into your Privacy

GCHQ

An important session of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) was carried out recently. A GCHQ witness has been offering contradictory and confusing evidence and Privacy International found the way to cross-examine him. This was an extraordinary opportunity to shed light on GCHQ´s bulk collection powers. Internet users also got the …

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EU ‘Recommends’ 1 Hour Takedown on Terrorist Content

EU Hour Takedown on Terrorist Content

The EU expects that internet platforms remove terrorist and illegal content within the hour of its posting. If companies fail to comply with recommendations, the Commission will take legal action. Critics fear this rule could lead to censorship and other unintended consequences. Voluntary adherence, or Else The EU has announced …

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