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Ranking Digital Rights: Evaluating internet and telecommunications companies on commitments, policies and practices affecting freedom of expression and privacy

Digital Asia Hub hosted Rebecca Mackinnon for a talk on “Ranking Digital Rights: Evaluating internet and telecommunications companies on commitments, policies and practices affecting freedom of expression and privacy” on November 10. The talk was the second in Digital Asia Hub’s Seminar Series and held in partnership with the Journalism and Media Studies Centre (JMSC)[…]

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WhatsApp Backtracks on Privacy, Faces Legal Hurdles

In February 2014, Facebook purchased WhatsApp for a whooping $19 billion. This deal came under scrutiny from various privacy advocates. They questioned if the standards of privacy and security of communication on WhatsApp would be maintained post acquisition. WhatsApp reassured users of its commitment to privacy through a blog post titled ‘Setting the record straight’.[…]