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19 February 2019

India: Global Network Initiative raises concerns about proposed amendments to cyber legislation

Author: Global Network Initiative (GNI)

"GNI Submission on Draft Amendments to Intermediary Guidelines in India", 31 Jan 2019...

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19 February 2019

India: Proposed changes to cyber legislation pose risk to free speech, encryption & increase burden on tech cos.

Author: Kurt Wagner, Recode (USA)

"WhatsApp is at risk in India. So are free speech and encryption", 19 Feb 2019...

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19 February 2019

Occupied Palestinian territory: Report claims tech giants & Israeli telecommunication cos. are limiting digital rights; Twitter & Facebook respond

Author: 7amleh - The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media

"Connection Interrupted: Israel’s Control of the Palestinian ICT Infrastructure and Its Impact on Digital Rights", Dec 2018...

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Company non-response
19 February 2019

YouTube (part of Google) did not respond

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Article
18 February 2019

China: Facial recognition company SenseNets reportedly leaves database of millions of people exposed for anyone's access

Author: Alfred Ng, CBS News

"Chinese facial recognition company left database of people's locations exposed", 13 Feb 2019...

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18 February 2019

Digital rights groups call on Facebook to provide more transparency around political advertising ahead of EU elections

A coalition of European academics, technologists and human and digital rights groups has signed an open letter to Facebook (dated 11 February 2019) demanding greater transparency about how Facebook’s platform distributes and amplifies political ads as...

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18 February 2019

Occupied Palestinian territory: Report claims tech giants & Israeli telecommunication cos. are limiting digital rights; Twitter & Facebook respond

7amleh -  The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media - published a report claiming that Israeli telecommunications service providers were operating in Israeli settlements in the West Bank contrary to international law and called on these...

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Company response
18 February 2019

Twitter's response to 'Connection Interrupted: Israel’s Control of the Palestinian ICT Infrastructure and Its Impact on Digital Rights' report

Author: Twitter

Transparency and user empowerment are two of our guiding principles at Twitter. Twice a year, Twitter publishes a transparency report that includes details about the government and non-government requests we receive. Our legal request FAQ details the...

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18 February 2019

UK: Facebook should be investigated for "intentionally" violating privacy laws, say MPs

British MPs have called for a regulator to police content on social media sites as well as a compulsory code of ethics following the release of a report on 18 February 2019 on the effect of disinformation on past electoral contests. The report also...

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Article
13 February 2019

India antitrust watchdog probes accusations that Google abused Android

Author: Aditya Kalra and Aditi Shah, Thomas Reuters, India

"Exclusive: India antitrust watchdog probes accusations that Google abused Android - sources", 12 February 2019...

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