Digital rights advocates on Tuesday said an abortion case in Nebraska illustrates how powerful tech companies like Facebook could play a major role in prosecutions of people who self-manage abortions as more states ban the procedure, and called on the social media platform to reform its privacy policies to protect users.Nebraska Mother, Daughter Face Abortion Charges After Facebook Shares Chats With Police
from the Ring-loves-law-enforcement,-its-customers-not-so-much deptRing: Cops Can Still Obtain Recordings Without Warrants Or User Consent
Two bills attempting to reduce the power of Internet monopolies are currently being debated in Congress: S. 2992, the American Innovation and Choice Online Act; and S. 2710, the Open App Markets Act. Reducing the power to tech monopolies would do more to “fix” the Internet than any other single action, and I am generally in favor of them both. (The Center for American Progress wrote a good summary and evaluation of them. I have written in support of the bill that would force Google and Apple to give up their monopolies on their phone app stores.)Hidden Anti-Cryptography Provisions in Internet Anti-Trust Bills
As such, any information coming out of the Five Eyes’ intelligence services should be treated with a healthy dose of skepticism.
BY CORYNNE MCSHERRY AND KATITZA RODRIGUEZ | EFF | AUGUST 10, 2021
Policymakers around the world are contemplating a wide variety of proposals to address “harmful” online expression. Many of these proposals are dangerously misguided and will inevitably result in the censorship of all kinds of lawful and valuable expression. And one of the most dangerous proposals may be adopted in Canada. How bad is it? As Stanford’s Daphne Keller observes, “It’s like a list of the worst ideas around the world.” She’s right.Canada: Fast-moving proposal creates filtering, blocking and reporting rules – and speech police to enforce them