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How Social Media Helps Dictators

It's been hailed as "liberation technology." But it has a darker side.

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Facebook’s Free Basics Is an African Dictator’s Dream

The tech giant’s no-frills app gives governments a version of the internet they can influence, if not totally control.

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Why It Makes Perfect Sense for Ecuador to (Kind of) Turn Its Back on Assange

Cratering oil prices and the collapse of 21st century socialism has left Quito vulnerable.

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Sri Lankan Teenager Hacks President’s Website Twice to Demand New Date For College Exams

How do high schoolers attempt to get out of exams these days? In Sri Lanka, one of them has turned to hacking the president's website.

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Why Did the Head of the Thai Junta Smell a Sock?

Critics of the Thailand's military government have been detained for voicing their opinions. But that hasn't stopped people from making fun of a photo of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha.

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The Same Russian Hackers Hit the DNC and the DCCC, Security Firms Say

Russian military intelligence appears to be behind the hack of the Democratic National Committee and the Democrats’ congressional campaign organization, experts say.

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The Turkish Internet Is a Battleground, and Erdogan Is Winning

Turkey blocked access to WikiLeaks after the group released nearly 300,000 emails from the AKP party's servers.

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