• Nov 6, 2017
  • Glyn Moody
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

US Senate hearing confirms Facebook is the perfect surveillance machine: what can we do about it?

Last week’s hearings before US lawmakers has provided us with new insights into the workings of companies like Facebook, Google and Twitter, and how they have been subverted by Russia to further its political aims. In his opening remarks, the Vice Chairman of the Senate intelligence committee, Mark Warner, said that 120 Russian-backed pages on … Continue reading “US Senate hearing confirms Facebook is the perfect surveillance machine: what can we do about it?”

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  • Apr 20, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

As Russian internet censorship grows, Twitter reportedly agrees to move some user data to servers in Russia

Twitter has reportedly agreed to comply with Russia’s Big Brother law – which forces tech companies to store data on Russian soil. Russia’s Big Brother laws, passed in July of 2016, force companies like Twitter to store all of the personal user data they have on Russians, in Russia.  While Twitter declined to make any … Continue reading “As Russian internet censorship grows, Twitter reportedly agrees to move some user data to servers in Russia”

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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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