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18 May 2020

Facebook releases findings of independent human rights impact assessments of the role of its services in Sri Lanka, Indonesia & Cambodia

Facebook has released the findings of three independent human rights impact assessments it commissioned in 2018 that examined the degree to which its platforms did or did not contribute to adverse human rights impacts in Sri Lanka, Indonesia and...

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28 April 2020

Cyber-intelligence companies pitch governments on spy tools to trace Covid-19, raising privacy concerns

Author: Joel Schectman, Christopher Bing, & Jack Stubbs, Reuters (UK)

"Special report: Cyber-intel firms pitch governments on spy tools to trace coronavirus," 28 April 2020...

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9 April 2020
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Un funcionario del Instituto Nacional de Pueblos Indígenas (INPI), renunció a su cargo tras revelarse su participación en un chat de WhatsApp en el que se exhiben imágenes íntimas de mujeres de comunidades mixes o ayuujk, lo que las violenta...

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9 April 2020
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7 April 2020

Civil society groups call on govts. of UAE, Qatar & Oman to lift ban on Voice Over IP platforms, which limits freedom of expression & access to information

Author: Access Now, Smex & 27 other civil society groups

We... urge the governments of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar, and Oman to permanently lift the ban on all Voice Over IP (VoIP) platforms used for voice and video internet calls... [which have been] banned... under the pretext of protecting the...

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27 March 2020

WHO adopts Whatsapp platform developed in South Africa to provide information on the coronavirus outbreak

Author: Farai Shawn Matiashe, Quartz Africa

"WHO is raising coronavirus awareness globally using a WhatsApp bot developed in South Africa", 26 March 2020....

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20 March 2020
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Author: El Universal (México)

Un funcionario del Instituto Nacional de Pueblos Indígenas (INPI), renunció a su cargo tras revelarse su participación en un chat de WhatsApp en el que se exhiben imágenes íntimas de mujeres de comunidades mixes o ayuujk, lo que las violenta...

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10 January 2020

India's Supreme Court orders review of Kashmir internet shutdown

Author: Manveena Suri, CNN

The Indian government has one week to review the suspension of internet services in Indian-administered Kashmir following an order from the Supreme Court... Jammu and Kashmir has not had internet access for more than 150 days... [T]he judgment directed...

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29 November 2019

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26 November 2019

Occupied Palestinian territory: The gathering of the Palestinian Journalists accuse whatsapp of blocking journalists' accounts

The Gathering of the Palestinian Journalists condemned and reported that popular messaging application WhatsApp banned on Friday, November 15, accounts of hundreds of Palestinian journalists reporting on Israeli violations in Gaza....

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