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Policy Recommendations: Freedom on the Net 2020 | Freedom House - 0 views

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    "How to foster a reliable and diverse information space, protect human rights from intrusive surveillance, and promote internet freedom."
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Duterte warns Facebook against blocking Philippine government messages after fake accou... - 0 views

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    "Facebook on September 22 dismantled a network of fake accounts that originated in China and the Philippines, including some that criticised the Communist Party of the Philippines and its armed wing Platforms such as Facebook have become political battlegrounds and have helped strengthen Duterte's support, having been instrumental in his 2016 election"
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Philippines' Duterte calls out Facebook after accounts taken down - CNA - 0 views

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    ""Facebook, listen to me," Duterte said in a late-night televised address. "We allow you to operate here hoping that you could help us. Now, if government cannot espouse or advocate something which is for the good of the people, then what is your purpose here in my country?""
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Uluru "removed" from Google Street View | Boing Boing - 0 views

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    "The images to be removed-as of posting time they are still accessible, with Google saying it may take some time to update-are user-submitted 360-degree views which allow visitors to Google Maps to virtually explore the monument on "foot"."
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Facebook says it may quit Europe over ban on sharing data with US | Facebook | The Guar... - 0 views

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    ""In the event that [Facebook] were subject to a complete suspension of the transfer of users' data to the US," Yvonne Cunnane argued, "it is not clear … how, in those circumstances, it could continue to provide the Facebook and Instagram services in the EU." Facebook denied the filing was a threat, arguing in a statement that it was a simple reflection of reality. "Facebook is not threatening to withdraw from Europe," a spokesperson said."
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Inside the secret plan to reboot Isis from a huge digital backup | WIRED UK - 0 views

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    "All of this led Estonia to two inevitable conclusions. The first was that residency didn't have to have anything to do with geography. And so in 2014, e-residency was born."
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Facial Recognition World Map - Full Size - 0 views

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    Some great stats on the map...
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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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