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Freedom of expression in the digital world is increasingly under threat, from firewalls and takedown orders to filtering and surveillance

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Why we should be worried about relinquishing our privacy to a secret state

Why we should be worried about relinquishing our privacy to a secret state

Edward Snowden's lawyer Ben Winzer talks to Index about his client and what the loss of privacy to the secret state means to the future of free expression.

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Padraig Reidy: Let’s ban the word “internet”

Padraig Reidy: Let’s ban the word “internet”

We have to stop thinking about things happening “on the internet”, when it's simply part of human interaction for millions
Under cyber attack: an interview with Lobsang Sangay, Tibet’s exiled political leader

Under cyber attack: an interview with Lobsang Sangay, Tibet’s exiled political leader

Tibet’s leader-in-exile discusses his Buddhist approach to digital security, and why he still holds hope for the future of the internet
Hungarians take to the streets to protest “internet tax”

Hungarians take to the streets to protest “internet tax”

Barring a u-turn from the Hungarian government, demonstrators will return to the streets of Budapest this afternoon to oppose Prime Minster Viktor Orban’s plans to tax the internet
Stricter and subtler: how China has ramped up instant messaging censorship

Stricter and subtler: how China has ramped up instant messaging censorship

The chat application LINE has strengthened its censorship methods in mainland China by targeting phrases and word combinations.