Nu kan myndigheter hacka din dator, TV och mobil med lagskydd — NewsVoice – 3 April, 2020

(NewsVoice)  TEKNIK. Lagen om hemlig dataavläsning är en ny lag som trädde i kraft 1:a april 2020. Den innebär att polis och andra brottsbekämpande myndigheter får hacka sig in i datorer, mobiltelefoner, TV, routrar eller annan typ av teknisk utrustning för att läsa av den data som finns på, eller passerar, enheten. →

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400 Million Indian Users to Be De-Anonymized; UK Launches Social Media Monitoring Program With Ofcom — Activist Post – February 15, 2020

By Aaron Kesel

(Activist Post)  All over the world governments are now threatening to monitor social media users’ posts online. Now, India is joining the effort with a new law expected to go into effect later this month that threatens Indian users’ privacy.

Social media companies will have to reveal users’ identities if Indian government agencies request their data, according to the country’s controversial new rules for social media companies and messaging apps with 5 million active users, which is expected to be published later this month, Bloomberg reported.

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Facebook Denies Shadow Banning, Receives Patent for Shadow Banning — Prepare For Change – February 6, 2020

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Written by C. Mitchell Shaw,

Facebook has continually denied that it participates in the practice of shadow banning — a method of blocking a users’ posts or comments from everyone except the user who made the post or comment. But a newly granted patent shows that Facebook not only does practice shadow banning, but wants to protect — by patent — the method it uses for doing so. →

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TikTok Is A Pedophile Magnet And Unsafe For Kids, Warns Cyber Security Expert — Humans Are Free – February 1, 2020

Tiktok Is A Pedophile Magnet And Unsafe For Kids, Warns Cyber Security Expert

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“TikTok also received the biggest fine in US history for gathering data on kids and selling it,” revealed Susan McLean, former Victorian police cyber safety specialist.

by Shilpa Das Gupta

If your child is using Tiktok, one of the most popular video-sharing apps, they might not be safe as many have regarded it as a pedophile magnet. The Chinese application, which allows users to create and share short videos, came to limelight in early 2018 after achieving approximately 45.8 million users. →

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Turbulence – ”Hela ditt digitala liv tillhör nu dem” — NewsVoice – 14 Januari, 2020

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(NewsVoice)  NOTERAT. Två övervakningssystem, ett västligt i USA, och ett östligt i Kina, är de överlägset mest skrämmande system som sänder kalla kårar längs ryggraden. I Kina har vi ett enormt socialt betygsystem baserat på Artificiell Intelligens (AI). I USA har vi ”Turbulence” som spanar globalt och kan vara inne i din dator. →

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Lyckat test av självständigt ryskt internet — Nya Dagbladet – 10 Januari, 2020

(Nya Dagbladet)  Nyligen genomförde Ryssland ett lyckat test av sin självständiga inhemska version av internet. Runet som det ryska nätet heter, kommer lanseras som ett alternativ till Internet och därtill skydda landets digitala infrastruktur vid händelse av omfattande cyberattacker. →

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Internet Disruption: Different Terms for Different Tactics — Activist Post – January 7, 2020

By Advox

(Activist Post)  As the internet progressively becomes an intrinsic part of our daily lives — from communicating with friends and applying for social services, to studying and working — staying connected is no longer a luxury but a necessity. In this context, internet shutdowns have evolved into a human rights issue with the power to severely disrupt people’s lives. Apart from the documented negative economic impacts, intentional internet shutdowns can be weaponized to silence dissent and stunt protest movements. However, internet shutdowns are on the rise with 196 intentional internet disruptions recorded in 2018 alone. In 2019, Global Voices covered internet shutdowns in Zimbabwe, Myanmar, Mauritania, Ethiopia, Iraq, and Ecuador to name a few. →

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