• May 18, 2017
  • Glyn Moody
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

Facebook hit with fines and investigations in six EU countries over privacy law breaches




Three EU countries – Belgium, France, and the Netherlands – have determined that Facebook is breaking their privacy laws, while Germany and Spain are still investigating the US company. The news was announced in a joint statement from the Contact Group of the data protection authorities (DPAs) of the Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Spain, and … Continue reading “Facebook hit with fines and investigations in six EU countries over privacy law breaches”

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WhatsApp and Facebook might soon share your data with each other




A new EU agreement could mean WhatsApp user data is shared with Facebook, despite user protest over privacy incursions. The new deal amends WhatsApp’s relationship to Facebook in what would be a radical new way forward for the messaging app, which has long celebrated its encrypted nature.  Facebook Wants Your WhatsApp Data The social networking … Continue reading “WhatsApp and Facebook might soon share your data with each other”

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Turkey blocks Facebook and Twitter following military coup to unseat Erdogan




The Turkey coup to unseat Erdogan has predictably resulted in social media censorship as the Turkish government and military start firing shots. The two major bridges leading in and out of Istanbul, Turkey have been shut down and multiple sources are reporting organized military action and shots fired within the capital. The Turkish government has … Continue reading “Turkey blocks Facebook and Twitter following military coup to unseat Erdogan”

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  • Jun 2, 2016
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

Vietnam’s Temporary Facebook Ban Forced Vietnamese to Use Privacy Software




Vietnam enforced a Facebook ban for a week last month. Censorship is a tool most often used by those that understand it least. Fighting against censorship forces one to come to grips with long and short term impacts of restricting free speech for perceived temporary gains. Reports on Twitter and other unblocked social media indicated … Continue reading “Vietnam’s Temporary Facebook Ban Forced Vietnamese to Use Privacy Software”

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