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Activists Warn about Pakistan’s Controversial Cyber-Crime Bill Could Hurt Freedom of Speech

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A cyber-crime bill passed by Pakistan’s lower house of Parliament last week is too vague, said activists, warning it could be used to restrict the freedom of speech in the South Asian nation. The Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill–created by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s government last year to combat terrorism online as well as electronic harassment and other forms of cyber crime–has too broad a definition of what is punishable and gives authorities too much power to prosecute and censor, rights groups and opposition politicians said. It requires Internet service providers to retain a record of traffic data for more than a year and gives officials the power to seize equipment and gather private data without warrants in some cases. The criminal offenses listed in the bill can be punished with fines and imprisonment. In a provision some critics are calling a blank check for censorship, the bill says the government will have the right to block access to information “in the interest of the glory of Islam or the integrity, security or defense of Pakistan or any part thereof.” The bill also says the government can restrict access to information to promote “friendly relations with foreign states, public order, […]

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Chinese Hackers Used Dropbox To Monitor Hong Kong Activists, Journalists: FireEye

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Chinese Hackers Used Dropbox To Monitor Hong Kong Activists, Journalists: FireEye

Chinese hackers used malicious software to monitor journalists and activist groups involved in the Hong Kong protests this year, according to new research from the cybersecurity company FireEye. Attackers used Dropbox and other cloud storage providers to communicate malware after targeting users with a phishing message. The hackers launched a spearphishing campaign, which involves targeting a specific person with an email that appears to be from a known source, against Hong Kong-based media organizations and protest leaders in August 2015. There is evidence of Beijing’s concern with Hong Kong, where 79 days of pro-democracy demonstrations brought the semi-autonomous city to a halt in 2014. FireEye stopped short of directly linking the Chinese government to the hack but stipulated the attack had the sophistication level of a nation state. “The media organizations targeted with the threat group’s well-crafted Chinese-language lure documents are precisely those whose networks Beijing would seek to monitor,” FireEye said in a blog post published Tuesday. “Cyberthreat groups’ access to the media organization’s networks could potentially provide the government advance warning on upcoming protests, information on pro-democracy group leaders, and insights needed to disrupt activity on the Internet, such as what occurred in mid-2014 when several websites were brought down in […]

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Fraternity accused of ‘raping girls’ can sue student activists for libel, professor says

Advice to student activists: If you’re going to accuse an entire organization of “raping girls,” you’d better have a shred of evidence to back it up or you could get sued for libel.

The Ohio University Student Union, a liberal activist group, passed out a “tip sheet” Sunday saying the Acacia fraternity is “notorious” for “drugging their free drinks [at parties] and raping girls,” The Post reports:

Photos of the sheet appeared online, but were removed quickly.

Ryan Powers, a member of the OU Student Union, said Sunday night that the tip sheet was part of the union’s 10-page “disorientation guide.

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City of Phoenix under attack by hacker activists

City of Phoenix under attack by hacker activists

PHOENIX (KSAZ) – Hackers have attacked the City of Phoenix internet system and over the weekend caused a disruption to the police department’s computers. The city says the hackers are persistent and not giving up. It’s the first time that […]

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