At the same time, progovernment hackers adopt relatively low-tech means to spy on prominent activists.
Our Word of the Year choice serves as a symbol of each year’s most meaningful events and lookup trends.
It is an opportunity for us to reflect on the language and ideas that represented each year.
(I should admit, though, that I don’t understand the privacy concerns on this one.
I mean, most people’s addresses are in the phone book and available online to anyone who cares to look.
· Activists at seven human rights organizations on trial for receiving foreign funds were targeted in a massive spearphishing campaign by hackers seeking incriminating information about them (see Technical Attacks).
Internet freedom declined dramatically in 2017 after the government blocked dozens of critical news sites and cracked down on encryption and circumvention tools.Be advised when using these terms that by the time the name becomes well known to outsiders, it's often gathered some distaste by those within the fandom."Trekkie" has reached universal status and even appears in reputable dictionaries, but many within Fan Club of America — and many fans outside the US think it sounds a bit silly, preferring the considerably more baroque but less jargonish "fans of the programme".· More than 100 websites—including those of prominent news outlets and human rights organizations—were blocked by June 2017, with the figure rising to 434 by October (see Blocking and Filtering).· Voice over Internet Protocol (Vo IP) services are restricted on most mobile connections, while repeated shutdowns of cell phone service affected residents of northern Sinai (See Restrictions on Connectivity).· Parliament is reviewing a problematic cybercrime bill that could undermine internet freedom, and lawmakers separately proposed forcing social media users to register with the government and pay a monthly fee (see Legal Environment and Surveillance, Privacy, and Anonymity).