Indian police in disputed Kashmir open a sweeping case against countless users for using VPNs to dodge social media ban there, under a stringent law that allows authorities to designate individuals as "terrorists."
The recent wave of uprisings across the Middle East represents a continuation of the revolutionary process that began in 2011, and while they all have regional and local contexts, they do share a common thread.
With Algeria and Sudan ousting longstanding leaders, ongoing unrest in the Gaza Strip and protests in both Iraq and Lebanon, there is a feeling that change could once again be sweeping across the region.
The warning comes as the international financial hub remained partly paralysed from three days of protests in which the city's rail network and business outlets seen as pro-China were vandalised.
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The new controversial directive is meant to address copyright infringements and allow news organisations collect more licensing fees from news aggregators like Facebook and Google News.
Russia is planning to temporarily unplug from the internet next month in preparation for installing safeguards to internet access in the event of a foreign cyberattack - particularly from the United States.
The law that the critics called "a totalitarian model of information control" requires internet companies to remove content the government regards as "toxic".
The incident is being compared to the death of a Tunisian vendor in 2010, which sparked a revolution in the country that ultimately led to the Arab Spring uprisings across the rest of the region the next year.
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