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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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Irresistible: Espionage, dissent and NGOs

Irresistible: Espionage, dissent and NGOs

Edward Snowden’s revelations on the voracious appetite of spying on all and sundry by the National Security Agency and allied agencies should not give pause for too much comment, other than to affirm a general premise: Activists and non-government groups are to be feared.

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Controversy surrounds India’s biometric database

Controversy surrounds India’s biometric database

Questions about the security of India's giant biometric database continue to be raised by privacy advocates, Mahima Kaul reports
Private surveillance firms: Profits before freedom

Private surveillance firms: Profits before freedom

State surveillance has been much publicised of late due to Snowden’s revelations, but allegations against the NSA and GCHQ are only one aspect of the international industry surrounding wholesale surveillance, writes Nicholas Williams
Digital freedom in Bangladesh: Navigating in uncertain waters

Digital freedom in Bangladesh: Navigating in uncertain waters

Bangladesh witnessed the internet take on an increasing role in its socio-political sphere in 2013, Faheem Hussain writes
Data retention and legality: The fall of the EU’s Data Retention Directive

Data retention and legality: The fall of the EU’s Data Retention Directive

EU officials should have seen it coming. In December, the Advocate General of the ECJ was already of the opinion that the DRD constituted “a serious interference” with privacy, Binoy Kampmark writes