Skype (part of Microsoft)

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Skype was wholly owned by eBay from September 2005 to October 2009 and then acquired by an investment group led by Silver Lake in November 2009. Skype was acquired by Microsoft in May 2011.

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3 September 2018
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Author: Dieynaba Kane, Le Quotidien (Sénégal)

"Projet de Code des télécommunications : Menaces sur WhatsApp, YouTube et autres", 1 septembre 2018...

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18 July 2018

Global AI Experts sign agreement aimed at avoiding dangers of artificial intelligence

Author: CommonDreams

"World's Artificial Intelligence Experts Sign Pledge Aimed at Averting 'Dystopian Future With Robots Flying Around Killing Everybody'"...

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5 June 2018

UN Special Rapporteur calls on platforms to use int'l human rights law as basis for content standards in new report

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26 February 2018

Commentary: AI presents opportunities for social innovation & economic transformation in Africa

Author: Lexi Novitske, Stanford Social Innovation Review

"The AI Invasion if coming to Africa (and it's a good thing)," 12 February 2018...

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4 December 2017

China: Apple & Android remove Skype from online stores to comply with local laws; many view Skype as a “semi-secure” mode of communication

Author: BBC

'Skype removed from China Apple and Android app stores', 22 November 2017...

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7 November 2017

New report calls on internet cos. to do more to fight terrorist incitement & disinformation in line with responsibility to uphold human rights

Author: NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights & World Economic Forum

"Harmful Content: The Role of Internet Platform Companies in Fighting Terrorist Incitement and Politically Motivated Disinformation", Nov 2017...

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15 November 2016

Amnesty Intl's digital privacy assessment on 11 companies' messaging apps ranks Facebook & Apple top & Tencent last

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30 August 2016

Microsoft makes it easier for users to report racist, sexist, homophobic & other hate speech

Author: Mariella Moon, Engadget (USA)

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15 October 2015

Doing business in conflict-affected countries

Author: Human Rights and Business Dilemmas Forum (UN Global Compact & Verisk Maplecroft)

This page presents an introduction to and analysis of the dilemma. It does so through the integration of real-world scenarios and case studies, examination of emerging economy contexts and exploration of the specific business risks posed by the...

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1 October 2015

Grass-roots aid efforts step in as tech giants shy away from taking action on refugee crisis in Europe

Author: Caitlin Dewey, Washington Post (USA)

"Earthquake? Silicon Valley will help. Refugee crisis? Not so much." 23 Sep 2015...

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