Netanyahu Imposes Dangerous “Big Brother” Surveillance Under the Pretext of a Security Response to the Coronavirus

Netanyahu Imposes Dangerous “Big Brother” Surveillance Under the Pretext of a Security Response to the Coronavirus

7amleh – The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media warns of Israel committing mass violations of digital rights, especially the right to privacy, under the pretext of managing the health crisis caused by the Coronavirus.

Why India wants to track WhatsApp messages

Why India wants to track WhatsApp messages

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Privacy activists are worried that the new rules could be misused to curb free speech India's plan to try to mandate the monitoring, interception and tracing of messages on social media has alarmed users and privacy activists - as well as the companies running the platforms.

Tim Berners-Lee on 30 years of the web: 'If we dream a little, we can get the web we want'

Tim Berners-Lee on 30 years of the web: 'If we dream a little, we can get the web we want'

Photograph: 1994-2017 CERN It is a minor regret, but one he has had for years about the way he decided to “bootstrap” the web up to something that could handle a lot of users very quickly: by building on the pre-existing service for assigning internet addresses, the domain name system ( DNS ), he gave up the chance to build something better.

Social Media Posts Reveal NATO Soldiers’ Activities, Report Says

Social Media Posts Reveal NATO Soldiers’ Activities, Report Says

An article published by the independent organization, which provides NATO with advice and expertise and is based in Riga, Latvia, said that during another recent exercise (not Trident Juncture) in a NATO nation, researchers were able to collect sensitive information , track troop movements and find soldiers’ approximate location via social media.

Facebook Violated Data Privacy Laws, U.K. Lawmakers Say in Report

Facebook Violated Data Privacy Laws, U.K. Lawmakers Say in Report

It adds: “Companies like Facebook should not be allowed to behave like ‘digital gangsters’ in the online world, considering themselves to be ahead of and beyond the law.” The report says the documents showed that the social media giant was willing to override users’ privacy settings to transfer data to app developers and “starve” some developers of data.

Sharing in the Age of Platforms and Machine Learning: Public Data vs.

Sharing in the Age of Platforms and Machine Learning: Public Data vs.

Here’s what I said: Hey gang — this post two photos of yourself thing feels like a way to gather a data set to train a machine learning classifier for facial recognition to be more accurate in ID’ing people based on an old photo.

Echo Chambers, Memes, and Brain Viruses – Weaponizing the Internet

Echo Chambers, Memes, and Brain Viruses – Weaponizing the Internet

Echo chambers are insular spaces on the internet where only people sharing the same, often extreme, ideas meet and agree with one another thus reinforcing their belief and credibility in what can be a morally bankrupt ideology.

Zuckerberg: Clean up WhatsApp!

Zuckerberg: Clean up WhatsApp!

CEO Zuckerberg sat back as rich companies illegally spent millions to flood the messaging platform with fake news and hate speech -- until the country trusted a fringe fascist more than anyone else.

WhatsApp India formed, to begin operations soon

WhatsApp India formed, to begin operations soon

In his last meeting with Daniels, Prasad requested him to devise ways to trace the origins of fake messages, set up a local corporate entity and appoint a grievance officer to address complaints to curb the spread of deadly rumours.