In Bahrain, a leading human rights activist has just been sentenced to life imprisonment, having been brutally tortured and raped. His daughter and other activists also languish in cells, for protesting on the streets and online.
Facebook claims that "social reporting" will make the social network a safer place and a better community. But could it damage your privacy, your personal freedom, and your friendships?
The WikiLeaks #SyriaFiles reveal that before the revolution, Bashar al-Assad emailed Internet jokes about Gaddafi, women and watermelon. When the revolution began, he turned from clown to conspiracy theorist.
Documents obtained by WikiLeaks and revealed by Owni indicate that a major US public relations firm, Brown Lloyd James, continued to offer the al-Assad family PR advice throughout the Syrian dictator's brutal repression of his own citizens.
OWNI talks to Adlène Hicheur, the CERN physicist convicted in May of conspiracy in connection with a terrorist enterprise. Hicheur has maintained his innocence throughout, claiming his case was motivated by political expendiency.
The deep infiltration of digital information into our lives has created a fetishisation of our logged-off "real" life. But this separation is false: what we do while connected is inseparable from what we do when disconnected.
Will the Internet be a technology the state can harness to extract more loyalty from its citizens? Or will it destroy the imagined communities that make the state possible, replaced by a more nimble, disruptive organisation?
In Canada a budget bill has raised concerns that environmental safeguards are being dismantled to exploit the country's vast energy resources. The bill comes amid a wider trend of suppression of NGO's, charities and activists.
Google has unparalleled influence over which content and services people discover, which for years it has been exploiting to steer users to its own growing stable of services. To protect Internet access, competition and innovation, we must protect search neutrality.
According to a recent report the EU, wary of increased migration, has been dedicating billions of euros to increase border security and regulate migration. Provisions have been made to utilise biometric identification, facial recognition and drones.
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