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China has turned Xinjiang into a police state like no other - Apartheid with Chinese characteristics
Totalitarian determination and modern technology have produced a massive abuse of human rights
china  police  politics  surveillance 
yesterday by soobrosa
Egyptian Parliament approves Cybercrime Law legalizing blocking of websites and full surveillance of Egyptians - @ousfourita
Access Now and the Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression (AFTE) are condemning Egypt's newly approved cybercrime law for its invasive privacy violations, including providing the government with new surveillance and censorship powers. The far-reaching law, approved by the country's parliament on June 5, includes 45 articles in total. Access and AFTE are calling for the law to be withdrawn. It still needs the president's signature to become official, but if that doesn't happen in 30 days, the law is automatically codified sans signature.

For Access, Wafa Ben-Hassine (formerly an OTF Information Controls fellow), writes: "This law legalizes broad censorship of the internet and enables executive authorities to block websites, a practice that Egyptian authorities have been employing since 24 May 2017. To date, the number of blocked sites in Egypt has reached at least 500. Article 7 of the Cybercrime Law gives the investigative authority the power to order a website blocked whenever it deems the content to constitute a crime or a threat to security, or a danger to national security or the economy...The reasons articulated in the Cybercrime Law for blocking websites are vague and broad...In addition to authorizing broad censorship, this law facilitates comprehensive surveillance of communications. Article 2 requires telecommunications companies to retain and store users’ data for 180 days...AFTE and Access Now stress our rejection of this large-scale, comprehensive collection of the personal data of citizens. Already, Egyptians are suffering from having to disclose their personal data in their normal daily practices."
otf  mena  egypt  law  policy  surveillance  censorship  access 
2 days ago by dmcdev
US mobile carriers cut off flow of location data to brokers | AP News | #privacy
Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have pledged to stop providing information on U.S. phone owners’ locations to data brokers, stepping back from a business practice that has drawn criticism for endangering privacy.

None of the carriers said they are getting out of the business of selling location data. The carriers together have more than 300 million U.S. subscribers.
surveillance  dataprotection  US  mobile  marketing  advertising  locationdata  privacy 
2 days ago by corrickwales
Depuis son exil russe, Edward Snowden estime que « tout a changé »
Cela fait maintenant cinq ans qu’Edward Snowden a quitté son confort hawaiien pour une vie d'exil en Russie. Pour marquer l’anniversaire de la fuite de documents confidentiels la plus importante de l’histoire, l’ancien membre de la NSA a accordé une interview au quotidien britannique The Guardian, qui révélait alors l’affaire en 2013, dans laquelle il tire le bilan de son sacrifice.
privacy  surveillance 
2 days ago by Gwendoux
Build a Better Monster: Morality, Machine Learning, and Mass Surveillance
Maciej Cegłowski. The economic basis of the Internet is surveillance. Short term fixes (security, ephemerality and defunding) are feasible, but we need to make structural changes.
internet  politics  facebook  surveillance 
3 days ago by carlesbellver
RT : And start reporting on pubs that employ you in service to 's business. For more on that, see F…
adtech  surveillance  from twitter
4 days ago by AramZS

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