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HOTY2017
HOTY2017

The Beekeeper Who Makes Synth Music With His Bee Colonies

Bioni Samp translates bee behaviors and sounds into electronic music to help raise awareness of the ecological issues threatening them.
Troy Farah
1.17.18
digital rights
digital rights

Microsoft and Amazon Enable Censorship Circumvention Tools in Iran. Why Doesn’t Google?

Google blocks a tool called Google App Engine in Iran, indirectly allowing the Iranian government to block apps that piggyback on it to skirt online censorship.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Jason Koebler
1.15.18
Mysterious Tubers
Mysterious Tubers

Why Did Twitter Censor This Innocuous Icicle Growing in My Window?

An investigation into "sensitive material."
Caroline Haskins
1.9.18
Iran protests
Iran protests

This App Is Helping Iranians Beat Tehran’s Internet Censorship

Psiphon, a Toronto-born app, has seen a 1,650% increase in downloads.
Justin Ling
1.9.18
piracy
piracy

It's Illegal to Pirate Films in Iran, Unless You're the Government

Administrators of the Iranian movie site TinyMovies have been arrested.
Mahsa Alimardani
10.10.17
Opinion
Opinion

Iran's New Internet Minister Isn’t Delivering on Internet Freedom Promises

The Rouhani administration seemed to be expanding internet access, but the threat of censorship remains strong.
Mahsa Alimardani
Mo Hosseini
9.27.17
uh oh, eh?
uh oh, eh?

A Telecom Giant Wants to Block Websites in Canada

Bell is taking a hardline approach to copyright and piracy.
Jordan Pearson
9.27.17
internet freedom
internet freedom

Pirate Bay Founder Is Offering Anonymous Hosting to Fight Government Censorship

Peter Sunde is giving Catalan independence activists free, anonymous hosting and domain names to avoid Spanish government censorship.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.18.17
Social Media Lifehacks
Social Media Lifehacks

11 Ways to Post Nipples on Instagram Without Getting Censored

Rules are made to be broken.
Bettina Mangiaracina
9.1.17
Censorship
Censorship

Here Are the 41 Websites You Can't Access in Cuba

A new report looks at how the internet is censored on the island nation.
Louise Matsakis
8.30.17
holy cow
holy cow

India Wants to Censor the Word ‘Cow’ In a New Documentary

A Harvard economist's documentary is the latest victim of the right-wing agenda.
Ankita Rao
7.12.17
Bad bug
Bad bug

Facebook Exposed Moderators to the Very Suspected Terrorist Groups They Were Monitoring

One moderator fled the country and went into hiding.
Ben Sullivan
6.16.17