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Cuban Government Extends Censorship To The Digital Site Somos+ 14ymedio, Havana, 16 May 2017 — The digital site of the Somos+ (We Are More) Movement has now joined the list of pages censored on the servers of the Cuban Telecommunications Company (ETECSA) which supply public WiFi. The leader of the organization, Eliecer Avila, links this […] Continue reading
From Today Your Life Will Be “Very Difficult,” State Security Tells Dagoberto Valdes / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 28 October 2016 — The director of the Center for Coexistence Studies (CEC), Dagoberto Valdes, summoned to a meeting with State Security on Thursday, received “an official warning” which anticipates “the possibility of committing crimes against State Security […] Continue reading
If you want to start a revolution in Cuba, don’t do it via text WRITTEN BY Ana Campoy September 07, 2016 Cuba has been relying on Chinese technology to build up its telecommunications network. Now it appears to have also adopted the Asian giant’s censorship techniques, according to dissident reports. An analysis by 14 y […] Continue reading
Cuba lags behind in ICT OSMAR LAFFITA ROJAS | La Habana | 7 de Septiembre de 2016 – 11:57 CEST. Of the 329 sections into which the “Conceptualization of the Economic Model” document is divided, only number 110 refers to Communications. It reads: “Social communications are a strategic resource of the State, institutions, companies and […] Continue reading
Cubacel Censors Texts With The Words “Democracy” Or “Hunger Strike” / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Reinaldo Escobar 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez/Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 3 September 2016 — If you are considering sending a text message to a friend to wish him a “happy coexistence” with his family or to suggest that he not give in to “the […] Continue reading
Open Letter to ETECSA Against Its Continuous Privacy Violations / Somos+ Posted on February 25, 2016 SOMOS+, 20 February 2016 — We’ve got a special post today, an Open Letter written for us by Lizet González Rodríguez, a mother from Cienfuegos who recounts her battle against the ETECSA monopoly, in addition to giving us important […] Continue reading
Cuba’s Emerging Tech Entrepreneurs Aim to Move Country Forward by CARMEN SESIN MIAMI, Fla. — Five young tech entrepreneurs from Cuba gathered in Miami for a discussion on emerging technology on the island, and they all have one thing in common – their desire to move the country forward. The entrepreneurs told a packed audience […] Continue reading
“They Want To Frighten Me and Other Independent Journalists” / 14ymedio Posted on October 9, 2015 14ymedio, Havana, 7 October 2015 – The Cuban political police intend to prosecute lawyer and journalist Roberto de Jesus Quinones for a crime called “spreading false news about international peace,” according to what the independent journalist told this daily […] Continue reading
This is Cuba’s Netflix, Hulu, and Spotify – all without the internet How media smugglers get Taylor Swift, Game of Thrones, and the New York Times to Cubans every week by Johnny Harris on September 21, 2015 This is “El Paquete”: A Cuban media platform is based on a web of human data traffickers. In […] Continue reading
Will better relations with U.S. mean an easing of censorship in Cuba? June 17, 2015 at 8:10 PM EDT Cuba has one of the lowest rates of Internet connectivity in the Western Hemisphere. In this installment of our continuing series “Cuban Evolution,” Jeffrey Brown looks at Cuban access to the Internet, the effect it has […] Continue reading
Cuba Punishes Doctors for Using Revolico / Cubanet, Orlando Gonzalez Posted on March 15, 2015 The government has cancelled your INFOMED email account due to its having been used on a classified ad website. Cubanet, Orlando González, Mayabeque, Cuba, 12 March 2015 — Since February 23, the government has been cancelling some doctors’ and dentists’ […] Continue reading
New Measures by Cuban Customs Service Coming in September / Ivan Garcia Posted on July 23, 2014 On September 1, 2014 the Customs Service of the Republic of Cuba will begin enforcing new regulations intended to combat illegal trafficking of merchandise by relatives, friends and “mules”* through airports and port facilities. It’s one more turn […] Continue reading
Posted on Tuesday, 07.01.14 Google exec says Cuban internet is old and censored BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM Fresh from a visit to Havana, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has described the Internet in Cuba as “trapped in the 1990s,” heavily censored and with a weak infrastructure dominated by Chinese equipment because of the U.S. […] Continue reading