· July, 2017

Stories about Privacy from July, 2017

Tajik Parliament Plans to Monitor Citizens Who Visit ‘Undesirable’ Websites

The legislation also represents a shift in strategy for the Tajik government, which has historically opted to censor controversial websites and services.

Facebook’s Free Basics Doesn't Connect You to the Global Internet – But it Does Collect Your Data

Regardless of whether they log into Facebook, users of Free Basics are constantly sharing their data with Facebook.

China's Xinjiang Residents Are Being Forced to Install Surveillance Apps on Mobile Phones

Local netizens reported that police officers at check points are randomly searching residents' devices to see if they have installed the surveillance app.

Netizen Report: Colombian Court Demands Password to Journalist’s Facebook Account

Mobile internet goes down again in Kashmir, Turkish human rights advocates are detained with no charges, and a Philippine Senator pushes anti-fake news bill.

In Effort to Stop Anti-Korean Hate Speech, Osaka Mayor Wants to Loosen Internet Privacy Laws

For more than a decade, Osaka and other communities with large populations of ethnic Korean residents have struggled to deal with far-right organizations that target ethnic Koreans and other minorities.

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