• Jul 17, 2020
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy, Privacy News Online,

Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: July 17, 2020

Privacy News Online Weekly Recap videos will be back in 2 weeks. We are taking a short break, then we will be back with some new segments featuring some top names in the privacy community! You can still keep up with the latest privacy news from around the world right here on the Privacy News … Continue reading “Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: July 17, 2020”

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  • Jul 8, 2020
  • Glyn Moody
  • Governments, News, Privacy, Security,

Brazil plans to bring in a “fake news” law, with serious implications for everyone’s privacy, no matter where they live

The world’s attention is rightly focused on the terrible new National Security Law in Hong Kong. But, as ever, there are bad things happening to human rights elsewhere as well. For example, in Brazil a new law that supposedly deals with “fake news” is close to being passed. That’s problematic in itself; but as so … Continue reading “Brazil plans to bring in a “fake news” law, with serious implications for everyone’s privacy, no matter where they live”

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  • Jun 12, 2020
  • Caleb Chen
  • News, Privacy, Privacy News Online,

Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: June 12th, 2020

Featured: Privacy News Online – Week of JUNE 12th, 2020 To work together with law enforcement, Zoom won’t provide end-to-end encryption for free users Video conferencing company Zoom will not offer end-to-end encryption functionality for free users. Earlier this year, Zoom had falsely advertised that they were providing end-to-end encryption on all of their calls … Continue reading “Privacy News Online | Weekly Review: June 12th, 2020”

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We are removing our Johannesburg, South Africa, and Brazil exit gateways

Private Internet Access is removing servers in Brazil and Johannesburg, South Africa. We are leaving South Africa due to the closing of our local datacenter partner’s Johannesburg location. We are leaving Brazil for more serious, privacy reasons. We have learned that Brazil is currently trying to force companies like VPN providers to comply with Brazilian … Continue reading “We are removing our Johannesburg, South Africa, and Brazil exit gateways”

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  • Apr 6, 2018
  • Josiah Wilmoth
  • Governments, Networking, News, Privacy,

Brazil’s ISPs Earn Failing Grades on Data Privacy

Brazil’s internet service providers (ISPs) earn failing grades on data privacy, researchers say. Earlier this month, Brazilian independent research center InternetLab — in partnership with the Electronic Frontier Foundation — released its annual report on how ISPs approach the personal data of its customers. Each company received ratings in six categories: data processing, data disclosure … Continue reading “Brazil’s ISPs Earn Failing Grades on Data Privacy”

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  • Oct 10, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

Brazilian politician: “Freedom of expression is guaranteed, but it cannot be anonymous”

Freedom of expression is not doing well in Brazil. A new law approved last Thursday by the Brazilian Congress allows political parties and candidates to force social media companies to remove any content they feel is defamatory or offensive and posted by an anonymous account. Social media companies would need to provide the full name … Continue reading “Brazilian politician: “Freedom of expression is guaranteed, but it cannot be anonymous””

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