USA: Corporate Equality Index scores record number of companies full marks for having inclusive policies for LGBT workers
"…Facebook…has quietly developed software to suppress posts from appearing in people’s news feeds in specific geographic areas, according to three current and former Facebook employees…The feature was created to help Facebook get into China, a market...
Russia: Govt. bans LinkedIn for not storing user data on local servers, denies allegations about censorship
Author: Natalia Suvorova, The Moscow Times
"Russia turns the switch off on LinkedIn", 18 November 2016...
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Airbnb, Apple & LinkedIn amongst foreign companies to host information in China in accordance with strict censorship laws
Author: Doug Young, Caixin (China)
"Airbnb to Share China Data with Local Officials", 2 Nov 2016...
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Author: The White House
"FACT SHEET: White House Launches a Call to Action for Private Sector Engagement on the Global Refugee Crisis," 30 Jun 2016...
Author: Access Now
Today leading internet and telecommunications giants issued a strong rebuke of the use of internet shutdowns worldwide. The Global Network Initiative (GNI) and the Telecommunications Industry Dialogue — which include company members AT&T, Google,...
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Author: David Hudson, Gay Star Business (UK)
"Burberry and Inditex join global business coalition pushing for LGBTI rights", 26 Feb 2016...