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Facebook blocks and bans users for sharing Guardian article showing Aboriginal men in c... - 0 views

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    "Facebook has blocked and in some cases banned users who tried to share a Guardian article about the site incorrectly blocking an image of Aboriginal men in chains. On Saturday, Guardian Australia reported that Facebook had apologised for incorrectly preventing an Australian user from sharing the photo from the 1890s."
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I tried to delete myself from the internet. Here's what I learned - CNN - 0 views

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    "After spending hours studying FAQ pages, sending terse emails and making occasional phone calls in an earnest-if-naive attempt to take back some control of my personal information online, I had my first demoralizing moment."
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Wikipedia sets new rule to combat "toxic behaviour" - BBC News - 0 views

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    "The development of a new code of conduct will take place in two phases. The first will include setting policies for in-person and virtual events as well as policies for technical spaces including chat rooms and other Wikimedia projects. It is set to be ratified by the board by 30 August."
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TikTok 'tried to filter out videos from ugly, poor or disabled users' | Technology | Th... - 0 views

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    "TikTok moderators were told to suppress videos from users who appeared too ugly, poor or disabled, as part of the company's efforts to curate an aspirational air in the videos it promotes, according to new documents published by the Intercept."
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Whose job is it to stop the livestreaming of mass murder? | Media | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "The latest incident has revived questions about who should be responsible for removing harmful content from the internet: the networks that host the content, the companies that protect those networks, or governments of the countries where the content is viewed."
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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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Ring: "We don't use facial recognition"; also Ring: "We have a head of facial recogniti... - 0 views

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    "For example, I've been repeatedly emailed by company spokespeople to tell me that cops only get access to Ring customers' videos if the customers offer to share it; but what they never said is that if a customer turns down a police request, Amazon instructs the cops to make an "official request" to the company and then they grant warrantless access to the footage. "
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Facial recognition: Tech firms want regulation, but critics want a ban - 0 views

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    "This is the difference, tech executives and experts say, between consensual identity verification and non-consensual surveillance."
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Facebook launches 'clear history' tool - but it won't delete anything | Technology | Th... - 0 views

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    "The new feature, part of a wider set of tools covering "off-Facebook activity", will not delete anything from Facebook's servers, instead simply "disconnecting" data from an individual user's account."
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You have the right to remain encrypted / Boing Boing - 0 views

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    "Encryption is the digital lock which gives us the security to trust our financial data and inner-most thoughts to the cloud, and without which everything, and I mean everything, in our digital lives might be exposed. "
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EPIC - The Right to Be Forgotten (Google v. Spain) - 0 views

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    "The Court found that the fundamental right to privacy is greater than the economic interest of the commercial firm and, in some circumstances, the public interest interest in access to Information. The European Court affirmed the judgment of the Spanish Data Protection Agency which upheld press freedoms and rejected a request to have the article concerning personal bankruptcy removed from the web site of the press organization."
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'Anonymised' data can never be totally anonymous, says study | Technology | The Guardian - 0 views

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    ""Anonymised" data lies at the core of everything from modern medical research to personalised recommendations and modern AI techniques. Unfortunately, according to a paper, successfully anonymising data is practically impossible for any complex dataset."
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The Trump rule? World leaders that violate Twitter rules will get warning label | Techn... - 0 views

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    "The new policy is a major shift in Twitter's efforts to balance its ideological commitment to free expression with user demands for improved enforcement of rules against harassment, hate speech and other toxic behavior."
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Singapore to work with New Zealand to tackle terrorism and violent extremism - 0 views

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    "Launched in response to terror attacks in New Zealand in May, where a lone gunman killed 51 people at two mosques in Christchurch while livestreaming the massacre on Facebook, it calls for the "effective enforcement" of laws prohibiting the dissemination of terrorist content. It also states that all action on the issue must be consistent with the principles of a free, open and secure Internet, without compromising freedom of expression."
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The dead will take over Facebook in the next 50 years | ZDNet - 0 views

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    "A time is coming in which you may see more memorial accounts on Facebook than active users, with academics estimating that accounts belonging to the deceased will outnumber the living within 50 years."
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Internet crackdown raises fears for free speech in Britain | Technology | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "Critics of the government's flagship internet regulation policy are warning it could lead to a North Korean-style censorship regime, where regulators decide which websites Britons are allowed to visit, because of how broad the proposals are."
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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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AT&T's Verizon Ad Battle: Who's Being Hurt Worse? - 1 views

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    In the United States, a vicious battle has begun between the leading companies in the 3G market. Their vicious advertising campaigns have no sign of stopping. So what will this do to sales?
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    The war continues as AT&T has lost their first legal battle again Verison for their advertisements: http://news.cnet.com/8301-30686_3-10401094-266.html?tag=newsEditorsPicksArea.0
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