bahrain

Censorship

A Canadian Company Is Blocking LGBTQ Content for Censorious Regimes

Netsweeper is blocking content in 30 countries, according to a new report from Toronto-based research group Citizen Lab.
Jordan Pearson
4.25.18
News

The Canadian Government Has Funded a Notorious Censorship Company for a Decade

Netsweeper may be building a 'Great Firewall' in Bahrain.
Jordan Pearson
9.21.16
News

An Internet Censorship Company Tried to Sue the Researchers Who Exposed Them

The researchers say this won’t be the last time.
Jordan Pearson
7.26.16
News

Canadian Company Netsweeper to Censor Bahrain’s Internet for $1.2M

Netsweeper is at it again.
Jordan Pearson
1.8.16
Culture

Bahraini Activists Claim They Were Targeted by FinFisher Surveillance in the UK

Moosa Abd-Ali Ali is named in a complaint that alleges FinFisher tech was used to spy on campaigners in the UK. He spoke to us about his experience.
Joseph Cox
10.13.14
Features

The Fight to Uncover Spyware Exports to Repressive Regimes

Activists from Bahrain and Ethiopia gave evidence in a successful case against the UK tax office's silence on spyware exports.
Thomas Brewster
5.13.14
Motherboard Blog

The Undetectable Spyware Used by Repressive Arab Regimes Is Taking Over the World

At the end of the day, there's not really anything you can do about it.
Adam Clark Estes
3.19.13
Motherboard Blog

Roundabouts and Revolutions: The “Arab Street” Begins and Ends In a Circle

By now, perceptive news watchers know that Cairo’s Tahrir Square is not in the least square—it’s a traffic circle. Now attention has turned to Bahrain’s increasingly ecumenical revolt against its ruler, Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifa (a mere emir before...
JONATHAN LIU
2.20.11
Motherboard Blog

Google Earth and the Bahraini Uprising

At this minute, the entire industrialized world is having a collective panic attack over the protests and brutal crackdowns now underway in the tiny nation of Bahrain. Sure, it might be the dawn of an oppressed people--democracy, civil rights, rule of...
Michael Byrne
2.17.11