Russian court orders block of Telegram, regulator blocks millions of IP addresses belonging to Google and Amazon

April 13, 2018

On April 13, 2018, a Russian court ordered that access to the messaging service Telegram be blocked in Russia, following the platform's repeated refusal to hand over its encryption keys to the FSB, the Russian security agency. After the Russian Supreme Court rejectedTelegram's appeal on March 20,...

Trump signs ‘FOSTA’ bill targeting online sex trafficking, enables states and victims to pursue websites

April 11, 2018

President Trump signed a bill Wednesday that gives federal and state prosecutors greater power to pursue websites that host sex-trafficking ads and enables victims and state attorneys general to file lawsuits against those sites.

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Turkey: New law allows radio and television regulator to monitor and demand blocking of content broadcasted online

March 28, 2018

On March 28, 2018, an amendment to Turkey's radio and television legislation entered into force, enabling the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTUK) to monitor radio, television and on-demand broadcast content on the Internet, and to address complaints to a magistrate judge to block access to...