· July, 2018

Stories about Privacy from July, 2018

Ghanaians challenge their government over a telco monitoring program, claiming privacy violations

Petitioners say the system will monitor more than just revenues, warning that it will allow for easy government snooping on calls and messages.

Iranian authorities arrest ‘Instagram celebrities’, in effort to assert control over social media

Iranian authorities announce plans to filter Instagram because of the evils of "Instagram celebrities". A few days later, the state broadcaster reveals the arrest of several "Instagram celebrities."

Chinese mobile phone cameras are not-so-secretly recording users’ activities

This design feature has given Chinese mobile users a tangible sense of exactly when and how they are being monitored.

About our Privacy coverage

Stories about laws/policies/practices (by governments or companies) that affect the universal right to privacy in any way, negative or positive. Some of these stories may overlap with the surveillance category, but others will not.


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