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11 November 2019

Access Now expresses concerns over injunction to ban messages on information-sharing platforms in open letter to HK government

Author: Access Now

“#KeepItOn: Keeping the internet open and secure in Hong Kong”, 1 November 2019...

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11 October 2019

Hong Kong: Swedish tech firm Yubico donates security keys to protest movement to protect vulnerable internet users

Author: Karen Zhang, South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

"Swedish tech firm Yubico hands Hong Kong protesters free security keys amid fears over police tactics online", 10 Oct 2019...

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10 October 2019

Germany: Suspected gunman in synagogue shooting livestreamed attack on Twitch; platform says it "has a zero-tolerance policy against hateful conduct"

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6 September 2019

Hong Kong protestor site accused Baidu and Qihoo of cyber attacks; cybersecurity expert said attacks initiated by Chinese websites were unlikely

Author: Jane Li, Quartz

“A Hong Kong protester site says cyber attacks against it piggy-backed off China’s Baidu”, 2 September 2019...

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16 July 2018

China: New phone with retractable camera reveals automatic activation of camera feature in certain applications raising concerns about monitoring

Author: Oiwan Lam, Global Voices (Netherlands)

"Chinese mobile phone cameras are not-so-secretly recording users’ activities", 9 Jul 2018...

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5 May 2018

Iran: Telegram shutdown denounced as unjustifiable restriction on freedom of expression & criticized for its damage to business

Author: Saeed Jalili, Al Jazeera (Qatar)

"Telegram shutdown sparks anger in Iran", 04 May 2018...

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5 May 2018

Russia: Govt. ban of Telegram disrupts work of businesses & causes mass protests

Author: Agence France-Presse (France)

"Thousands in Moscow protest at Telegram blocking", 01 May 2018...

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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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20 October 2016

Full report: For Your Eyes Only? Ranking 11 technology companies on encryption & human rights

Author: Amnesty International

Encryption helps protect people’s human rights online. By rendering digital data unintelligible, encryption helps ensure that private information sent over the internet stays private. It also allows people to access and operate in safe online spaces...

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