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Facebook and Google’s Pervasive Surveillance Poses an Unprecedented Danger to Human Rights: Amnesty International

Tech titans Google and Facebook employ “surveillance-based business models” that threaten human rights and erode privacy worldwide, said Amnesty International (AI) in its new report Surveillance Giants: How the Business Model of Google and Facebook Threatens Human Rights.

What You Need to Know About NSO Group’s Pegasus and the WhatsApp Targeting: Amnesty International India

If you’re a Human Rights Defender (HRD), activist, or journalist based in India, and have questions about NSO Group’s spyware Pegasus and the WhatsApp targeting, please read these FAQs below. 

WhatsApp: Scores of Activists Targeted with NSO Spyware in India and Across the World

WhatsApp, a messaging service owned by Facebook has confirmed that many journalists and human rights activists from India have been the target of surveillance by a spyware produced by the Israeli firm NSO. This is a grave violation of the activists’ fundamental right to privacy enshrined in both national and international law.

WhatsApp Confirms: Indian Agencies Using Israeli Spyware Pegasus to Spy on Journalists, Academics, Lawyers and Dalit Activists

India's state agencies are spying on people using spyware software developed by and Israeli tech firm called NSO. Facebook-owned messaging platform WhatsApp has revealed that journalists and human rights activists in India have been targets of surveillance by operators using Israeli spyware Pegasus.

Facebook is Helping Governments to Shut Down Dissent with Definition of Terrorism, says UN Expert

An independent expert appointed by the UN’s Human Rights Council has written to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to express concerns about the company’s overly broad definition of terrorism and the apparent lack of a comprehensive human rights-based approach to the policies governing access to and use of its platform.

Tool to Monitor ‘Your Time on Facebook’; May Help in Self-Policing

Facebook has reportedly introduced a new feature, tentatively titled ‘Your Time on Facebook’, that would provide information about how much time users spent on the platform each day in a week, along with the average time spent on the site per day.

Two Kashmiri Students Arrested in Punjab for Allegedly Hacking Indian Websites

As per media reports two Kashmiri students have been arrested from two separate places in Punjab.

Facebook Codifies Its Censorship Regime; Action Against Fake News, Nothing But Political Censorship

Facebook, the world’s largest social media company, spelled out for the first time the criteria it uses to censor speech on its platform, purely at its own discretion, and with no legal oversight or recourse.

Active through Social Media/Facebook, Four More Youths from Nawanshahr Arrested by Punjab Police

The Punjab police have reportedly arrested four youths from Banga (Nawanshehar District) alleging that they were conspiring with the Pakistan's agency ISI.

Facebook Privacy Breach: Social Media Giant CEO Mark Zuckerberg Issues Full-Page Apology

Amid ongoing controversy surrounding Facebook and Cambridge Analytica for massive privacy breach, the Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg has issued a full-page advertisement in seven newspapers across the United Kingdom and three across the United States apologising for the data breach.

On Amarinder Singh’s Objection, Speaker Rana KP Singh Order’s Probe In Social Media Live Streaming Issue

On the objection raised by state chief minister Amarinder Singh against Lok Insaaf Party (LIP) leader Simranjit Singh Bains for live streaming the house proceedings on social media,

Facebook to Let Users Rank Credibility of News and News Sources: Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook said on Friday that it planned to prioritize high-quality news on the social network by allowing its users to rank news sources that they see as the most credible and trustworthy.

Facebook Blocks Page Of Kashmir Magazine With Content Relevant To Burhan Wani

The California based Facebook a social networking site popular among youth blocked the page of Kashmir Ink, a sister publication of Valley’s leading English daily

UN Experts Urge India To Lift Social Media & Internet Ban In Kashmir

Raising alarm over the impact of internet and social media restrictions imposed by authorities in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, United Nations human rights experts have called on the Government to protect the right to freedom of expression and to pursue an open and democratic dialogue to address the region's social and political conflicts.

Express WiFi by Facebook Launched Commercially in Indian sub-continent

Social networking giant Facebook on today announced to join hands with Bharti Airtel to deploy twenty thousand Wi-Fi hotspots across the Indian peninsula to offer affordable internet services through the former’s Express WiFi service.

Now Facebook, WhatsApp Posts Can Land Group Admins in Jail

Group admins of social media networks like Facebook and Whatsapp circulating objectionable posts including those containing rumours or fake news can now face imprisonment in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

Apparent Phone Call by Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal Gets Leaked over Social Media

A phone call purportedly made by Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal requesting a person to 'forget the past' and support him in elections gets leaked over social media.

WhatsApp Data Security Concerns: SCI notice to Facebook, Centre

Supreme Court of India on Monday (January 17) sought a response from both the Centre as well Facebook over non-security of data and conversations on WhatsApp.

Mark Zuckerberg, Don’t Get Hoodwinked By Media And Politicians

Shortly after Hillary Clinton’s crushing defeat, the media came up with another spin: Zuckerberg and Facebook were held responsible for her debacle! What crap! Facebook apparently carried “fake news”.

Mark Zuckerberg Discloses Steps to Fight Fake News on Facebook

After the concerns about fake news content on Facebook grew stronger, the social media giant's founder Mark Zuckerberg on Saturday (Nov. 20) disclosed steps to fight fake news on Facebook.

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