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New regulation threatens anonymity on the internet in Ecuador
New regulation threatens anonymity on the internet in Ecuador 15 August 2012 AL

In July, Ecuador approved a regulation for users of telecommunications and value-added services through the National Telecommunications Council. It establishes fundamental principles that defend the rights and interests of citizens, such as found in the concept of net neutrality. The regulation broadly guarantees users in the community to freely contract services and terminate those contracts. However there are also problematic articles that can potentially threaten the privacy of users and,...

Connect Your Rights! New and upcoming challenges
Connect Your Rights! New and upcoming challenges 26 July 2012 Joy Liddicoat

2012 is barely halfway over but already it seems as if the number of internet rights violations have already surpassed those recorded in 2011. This post outlines some of the emerging trends some of our APC members and networks are seeing, how we make the connection between our online and offline freedoms and the strategies some are using to combat threats and take positive action. While many reacted with surprise and shock when governments in North Africa and the Middle East shut down the ...

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