Freedom on the Net 2015: Privatizing Censorship, Eroding Privacy

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Freedom on the Net 2015 finds internet freedom around the world in decline for a fifth consecutive year as more governments censored information of public interest while also expanding surveillance and cracking down on privacy tools. Freedom on the Net 2015 – the sixth annual comprehensive study of internet freedom around the globe, covering developments in 65 countries that occurred between June 2014 and May 2015 –finds 32 out of 65 countries assessed in the report experiencing a negative trajectory during the coverage period. Iran was ranked third worst country for internet freedom in 2015.

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Freedom House
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2015

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