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5 December 2017

Apple CEO hopeful banned apps will return to China store

Author: Kelvin Chan, Associated Press

Apple’s chief executive said Wednesday he’s optimistic some apps that fell afoul of China’s tight internet laws will eventually be restored after being removed earlier this year....

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1 November 2017

10 human rights priorities for the information and communications technology sector

Author: BSR

This issue brief identifies the 10 most salient human rights risks for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) companies, as well as opportunities for positive impact... ...

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1 November 2017

Automation & AI have potential to both increase productivity & exacerbate existing wealth inequality, says report

Author: Alex Campolo, Madelyn Sanfilippo, Meredith Whittaker & Kate Crawford, New York University

"AI Now: 2017 report," November 2017...

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30 July 2017

Apple’s Silence in China Sets a Dangerous Precedent

Author: Farhad Manjoo, New York Times

…Apple pulled down several VPN apps — programs that allow iPhone users to bypass the Chinese government’s censorship apparatus — from its Chinese App Store…Apple’s only public statement on the VPN ban said that the company had been “required to remove...

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23 November 2016

Lush creates limited edition product to raise awareness about restrictions on digital rights

Author: Nicholas Deleon, Motherboard - VICE (USA)

"The Next Stage In Digital Activism Is Brought to You By Fancy Soap", 23 Nov 2016...

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3 October 2016

Bahrain: New report confirms Canadian tech company's involvement in online censorship; Netsweeper did not respond

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21 September 2016

Canadian tech company Netsweeper helped Bahrain censor websites, says report

Author: Laura Wright, CBS News (Canada)

Canadian technology company Netsweeper helped the Bahraini government block opposition party websites, various news websites and content critical of Islam, according to a new report by the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto's Munk School of...

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19 January 2016

Commentary: The potential impact of the "fourth industrial revolution" on inequality, security, freedom of expression

Author: Nicholas Davis, World Economic Forum

"What is the fourth industrial revolution?", 19 Jan 2016...

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27 December 2015

European chamber says still has concerns on China anti-terror law

Author: Ben Blanchard, Reuters

The European Chamber of Commerce in China still has concerns about China's new counter-terrorism law despite some of the more contentious cyber elements of it being dropped…The [new] controversial law…requires technology firms to help decrypt...

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22 December 2015

China: Amnesty International urges tech companies to reject repressive internet rules, while govt. calls for "internet sovereignty" at World Internet Conference

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