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21 August 2019

Publisher rejects censorship claims after halting publication of book criticising army

Author: Jamie Doward, The Observer via The Guardian

"In no man’s land: anger as publisher puts book criticising army on hold", 18 August 2019...

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19 August 2019

Facebook recording of user audio prompts EU privacy regulator to investigate company's handling of personal data

Author: Thomson Reuters via CBC

"Facebook recording of user audio prompts probe from EU privacy regulator", 14 August 2019...

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19 August 2019

Microsoft criticised for investing in Israeli facial recognition company allegedly conducting surveillance on Palestinians

Some civil society groups and privacy activists are criticising Microsoft's investment in AnyVision, an Israeli facial recognition company which is allegedly carrying out surveillance on Palestinians. In June 2019, Microsoft’s M12 venture capital arm...

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19 August 2019

UN Human Rights Council Advisory Committee invites inputs on opportunities & challenges of new & emerging digital technologies on rights

In July 2019, the UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution entitled, “New and emerging digital technologies and human rights”. In this resolution, the Council requested that the Advisory Committee prepare a report on the possible impacts,...

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18 August 2019

Cathay Pacific CEO praised for not giving names of staff joining Hong Kong protest

Author: Arthur Villasanta, International Business Times

Rupert Hogg, former CEO of Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd, is being widely hailed as a hero for refusing China’s request he provide them with the names of all Cathay Pacific employees that took part in the ongoing protests in Hong Kong. China, which is the...

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Company response
18 August 2019

Response from Microsoft

Author: M12, corporate venture arm of Microsoft

M12 is the corporate venture arm of Microsoft and was formerly known as Microsoft Ventures.AnyVision agreed to comply with Microsoft’s facial recognition principles as part of M12’s investment. Microsoft believes that technology companies need to...

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Article
17 August 2019

Australia: HealthEngine sued for allegedly selling patient data

"HealthEngine sued for allegedly manipulating reviews of GPs and selling patient details", 8 August 2019...

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Article
15 August 2019

The Wall Street Journal claims Huawei Technologies staff helped Zambia & Uganda govts. spy on opponents; company denies allegations

Author: Joe Parkinson, Nicholas Bariyo & Josh Chin, The Wall Street Journal

"Huawei Technicians Helped African Governments Spy on Political Opponents"...

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11 August 2019

Verisk Maplecroft's Human Rights Outlook 2019 says risks spread for businesses & civil society as more countries embrace authoritarian tactics

Author: Verisk Maplecroft

"‘Strongmen’ regimes lead charge against freedom of speech and privacy: Human Rights Outlook 2019", 07 Aug 2019...

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9 August 2019
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Author: 自由时报 (台湾)

“被看光?国泰航空证实:在机上装摄影镜头观察乘客”, 2019件8月6日...

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