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Oh, Canada: Great White North Declares High Speed Internet Essential

But don't expect its southern neighbor to follow its lead.

ChinaFile

Facebook Must Stay Out of China

A Faustian pact with Beijing would almost certainly make user behavior around the world visible to Chinese state security.

Argument

How Social Media Helps Dictators

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

Passport

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.

Passport

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.

Passport

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.

The Cable

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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