WhatsApp Sues India’s Government to Stop New Internet Rules

The rules, which would require WhatsApp to make people’s messages traceable, would violate people’s privacy, the messaging service said.

#computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #facebook-inc, #india, #instant-messaging, #modi-narendra, #privacy, #social-media, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #whatsapp-inc

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Mob Violence Against Palestinians in Israel Is Fueled by Groups on WhatsApp

Jewish extremists have formed more than 100 new groups on the Facebook-owned encrypted messaging app in recent days to target attacks.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #facebook-inc, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #hamas, #instant-messaging, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #mobile-applications, #palestinians, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #telegram-llc, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #whatsapp-inc

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How Lies on Social Media Are Inflaming the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Misinformation has flourished on Twitter, TikTok, Facebook and other social media about the violence between Israelis and Palestinians.

#arabic-language, #computers-and-the-internet, #funerals-and-memorials, #gaza-strip, #israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #telegram-llc, #tiktok-bytedance, #twitter, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #whatsapp-inc, #youtube-com

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Lies on Social Media Inflame Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Misinformation has flourished on Twitter, TikTok, Facebook and other social media about the violence between Israelis and Palestinians.

#arabic-language, #computers-and-the-internet, #funerals-and-memorials, #gaza-strip, #israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #telegram-llc, #tiktok-bytedance, #twitter, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #whatsapp-inc, #youtube-com

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Are Private Messaging Apps the Next Misinformation Hot Spot?

Telegram and Signal, the encrypted services that keep conversations confidential, are increasingly popular. Our tech columnists discuss whether this could get ugly.

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What We Learned From Apple’s New Privacy Labels

Requiring that app makers list the data they collect reveals a lot about what some apps do with our information (ahem, WhatsApp) but creates confusion about others.

#advertising-and-marketing, #apple-inc, #apple-music, #audio-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #e-commerce, #instant-messaging, #labeling-and-labels-product, #mobile-applications, #privacy, #signal-open-whisper-systems, #software, #spotify, #web-browsers, #whatsapp-inc

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WhatsApp Delays Privacy Changes Amid User Backlash

The company faced a backlash from users who worried the changes made the messaging service less secure.

#computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #instant-messaging, #mobile-applications, #privacy, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #whatsapp-inc

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Millions Flock to Telegram and Signal as Fears Grow Over Big Tech

The encrypted messaging services have become the world’s hottest apps over the last week, driven by growing anxiety over the power of the biggest tech companies and privacy concerns.

#computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #durov-pavel-valeryevich-1984, #facebook-inc, #instant-messaging, #mobile-applications, #moxie-marlinspike, #parler-llc, #privacy, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #signal-open-whisper-systems, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #telegram-llc, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whatsapp-inc

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Fake News Is Affecting Immigrant Communities, Too

Right-wing conspiracy theories have infiltrated Asian and Latino communities through platforms like WeChat and WhatsApp. Democrats must take notice.

#asian-americans, #chinese-americans, #democratic-party, #facebook-inc, #hispanic-americans, #korean-americans, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #taiwanese-americans, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vietnamese-americans, #wechat-mobile-app, #whatsapp-inc

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The Trustbusters Come for Facebook. Finally.

The government decides to try to enforce antitrust laws.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #computers-and-the-internet, #consumer-protection, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #facebook-inc, #federal-trade-commission, #justice-department, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #social-media, #whatsapp-inc

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Yes, Facebook Has Become a Menace

It’s not too late for the government to take back power from Big Tech.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #facebook-inc, #gates-bill, #google-inc, #instagram-inc, #microsoft-corp, #whatsapp-inc, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Why the F.T.C. and States Want to Break Up Facebook

The F.T.C. and more than 40 states seek to break up the tech giant.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #boies-schillerflexner, #boies-david, #conway-ron, #facebook-inc, #initial-public-offerings, #instagram-inc, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #sequoia-capital, #social-media, #softbank-corporation, #whatsapp-inc

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‘On Social Media, There Are Thousands’: In Cuba, Internet Fuels Rare Protests

Artists gathered by the hundreds in Cuba’s largest protest in decades after seeing videos of police detentions that were filmed on cellphones and circulated online.

#censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #cuba, #culture-arts, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #facebook-inc, #havana-cuba, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #human-rights-watch, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #social-media, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #whatsapp-inc, #youtube-com

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False Political News in Spanish Pits Latino Voters Against Black Lives Matter

On family WhatsApp groups and in Spanish-language media, misinformation paints 2020 as a zero-sum game.

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Iranian Hackers Can Beat Encrypted Apps like Telegram, Researchers Say

Reports reveal that hackers have been secretly gathering intelligence on opponents of the Iranian regime, breaking into cellphones and computers and outsmarting apps like Telegram.

#computer-security, #cyberattacks-and-hackers, #iran, #telegram-llc, #whatsapp-inc

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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Is the Most Powerful Unelected Man in America

Facebook is too big for democracy.

#facebook-inc, #hughes-chris-1983, #news-and-news-media, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #whatsapp-inc, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Hong Kong Security Law Sets Stage for Global Internet Fight

As the city grapples with new restrictions on online speech, American tech giants are on the front line of a clash between China and the United States over the internet’s future.

#censorship, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #computer-security, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #hong-kong, #mobile-applications, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government, #tiktok-bytedance, #twitter, #whatsapp-inc

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TikTok to Withdraw From Hong Kong as Tech Giants Halt Data Requests

Google, Facebook and Twitter said they were reviewing China’s punitive new national security law for the city, a rare public questioning of Chinese policy by major American tech companies.

#computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hong-kong, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #politics-and-government, #social-media, #telegram-llc, #whatsapp-inc

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Facebook Temporarily Stops Hong Kong Data Requests

The social network said it would review the city’s punitive new national security law, a rare public questioning of Chinese policy by a large American tech company.

#computer-security, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hong-kong, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #politics-and-government, #social-media, #telegram-llc, #whatsapp-inc

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Now More Than Ever, Facebook Is a ‘Mark Zuckerberg Production’

For years, he was an obsessive C.E.O. in some ways, distant in others. Then Facebook’s problems became too acute to leave to anyone else.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #instagram-inc, #kaplan-joel-d, #presidential-election-of-2016, #rumors-and-misinformation, #sandberg-sheryl-k, #social-media, #whatsapp-inc, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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How a 5G Coronavirus Conspiracy Theory Fueled Arson and Harassment in Britain

A conspiracy theory linking the spread of the coronavirus to 5G wireless technology has spurred more than 100 incidents this month, British officials said.

#5g-wireless-communications, #arson, #bt-group-plc, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #facebook-inc, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #great-britain, #huawei-technologies-co-ltd, #instagram-inc, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #telephones-and-telecommunications, #twitter, #vandalism, #vodafone-group-plc, #whatsapp-inc, #wireless-communications, #youtube-com

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Big Tech Could Emerge From Coronavirus Crisis Stronger Than Ever

Amazon is hiring aggressively to meet customer demand. Traffic has soared on Facebook and YouTube. And cloud computing has become essential to home workers.

#airbnb, #alphabet-inc, #amazon-com-inc, #apple-inc, #cloud-computing, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #data-centers, #e-commerce, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #mobile-applications, #netflix-inc, #quarantines, #social-media, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #whatsapp-inc, #youtube-com, #zoom-video-communications

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