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Internet freedom weakens around the world

Internet freedom weakens around the world

In its fifth annual study, Freedom House assessed developments in 65 countries that occurred between May 2013 and May 2014 and found that internet freedom is declining for the fourth consecutive year, with 36 of those countries seeing loss of freedom over the covered period.

Spying Trojan targets Iranian and Syrian web surfers, dissidents

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A proxy tool used by Iranian internet users to evade censorship and oppression is being distributed with a Trojan horse that can log their keystrokes and surfing habits reporting back their activities to its author.

Activists creating decentralized mesh networks that can't be blocked, filtered or silenced

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In the face of an internet that can be controlled all too easily by corporations and regimes, activists are building alternative mesh networks that can never be blocked, filtered or shut down.

Canadian resident sentenced to death for writing a computer program

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A Canadian resident has been sentenced to death in Iran for offending the faith, after his computer program was used without his knowledge to upload pornography.