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Egypt jails women for two years over TikTok videos | Egypt | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "The verdict against Haneen Hossam, Mowada al-Adham and three others came after they had posted footage on the video-sharing app TikTok. The ruling, which can be appealed, included a fine of 300,000 Egyptian pounds (£14,600) for each defendant."
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Tim Berners-Lee unveils global plan to save the web | Technology | The Guardian - 0 views

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    ""Ultimately, we need a global movement for the web like we now have for the environment, so that governments and companies are far more responsive to citizens than they are today. The contract lays the foundations for that movement.""
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The debate over Facebook's political ads ignores 90% of its global users | Julia Carrie... - 0 views

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    "The paradox here is that Facebook is more accountable to US lawmakers and reporters than it is to any other country's. It is incumbent on American politicians and the American press to keep this in mind - and push Facebook to answer questions about how its policies will apply to the vast majority of its users."
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How a glitch in India's biometric welfare system can be lethal | Technology | The Guardian - 0 views

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    Motka Manjhi had been back and forth to the ration shop four or five times, his wife said, but on each occasion he returned empty-handed. His thumbprint, needed to prove his identity, wasn't registering on the new system."
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Digital dystopia: how algorithms punish the poor | Technology | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "Vast sums are being spent by governments across the industrialized and developing worlds on automating poverty and in the process, turning the needs of vulnerable citizens into numbers, replacing the judgment of human caseworkers with the cold, bloodless decision-making of machines. "
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Facebook's Zuckerberg Calls for Global Internet Regulations - Bloomberg - 0 views

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    "Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg called for new global regulations governing the internet, recommending overarching rules on hateful and violent content, election integrity, privacy and data portability."
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