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Govts. of India, Russia & Turkey censor social media & blog content the most, according to new research
Author: Paul Bischoff, comparitech.com
"Which government censors the tech giants the most?" 1 Oct 2019...
Saudi Arabia: Human Rights Watch highlights role of surveillance technology in govt. violations of activists' human rights
A Human Rights Watch (HRW) report, 'The High Cost of Change’: Repression Under Saudi Crown Prince Tarnishes Reforms’, reveals an increasingly repressive environment in Saudi Arabia, despite promises of reform. HRW documented a proliferation of human...
Access Now asks for at least one improvement from 24 internet, mobile & telco companies, based on 2019 Corporate Accountability Index
In October 2019, Access Now wrote to the leaders of 24 internet, mobile and telecommunications companies asking for at least one timely and achievable improvement, a recommendation based on what Access Now sees as the most acute issues facing at-risk ...
Singapore: 'Fake News' law grants temporary exemptions so tech companies can implement compliance measures
Author: Prinyaka Boghani, S&P Global
"Google, Facebook given breathing room as Singapore enacts 'fake news' law," 03 October 2019...
"Facebook Messenger, social media and news sites disrupted in Egypt amid protests"...
Author: Frank Thorp V & Elizabeth Chuck, NBC News
A group of 145 CEOs from some of the largest companies in America have sent a letter to senators demanding they pass stronger gun control laws, calling firearm violence "a public health crisis that demands urgent action." The letter, signed by the...
Author: Airbnb, Bloomberg LP, Gap & 142 other companies
Every day, 100 Americans are shot and killed and hundreds more are wounded... This is a public health crisis that demands urgent action... As leaders of some of America's most respected companies and those with significant business interests in the...
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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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Author: Tripti Lahiri, Quartz
… Twitter… said it had found “a significant state-backed information operation focused on the situation in Hong Kong, specifically the protest movement.” It’s suspended 936 accounts originating from within China that “were deliberately and specifically...
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