The online abuse the England football team received after the Euro 2020 final has pushed people towards drastic measures to stop it happening again: giving social media companies their legal identification.
Law enforcement officials say the tool can help them combat misinformation. Civil liberties advocates say it can be used for mass surveillance.
The Postal Service is running a running a ‘covert operations program’ that monitors Americans’ social media posts
The law enforcement arm of the U.S. Postal Service has been quietly running a program that tracks and collects Americans’ social media posts, including those about planned protests.
Self-destructing messages are undemocratic, say transparency campaigners preparing judicial review.
DOJ files charges against alleged rioter after the FBI raided his Facebook account, including private messages and an IP address that plotted his approximate locations.
The game shut down on New Year’s Eve. But its legacy — for better and for worse — carries beyond gaming.
Twitter, Reddit, and the Internet Association filed a legal brief in support of a challenge to the US State Department’s policy of requiring visa applicants to disclose their social media handles and profiles. The State Department policy was introduced in 2017 and was criticized at the time as a deterrent to free speech. An estimated […]
Dutch court has said that a grandmother must delete photos of her grandkids that she posted to Facebook and Pinterest, because it violates the GDPR. A mother of three underage children (plaintiff) filed a claim in the Court to cease the posting of her children’s photos by their grandmother (defendant) on social media. The plaintiff […]
The European Asylum Support Office combed through social media to monitor refugee routes to Europe for three years. The agency sent weekly reports on its findings to member states, the EU Commission and institutions such as UNHCR and Interpol. EASO lacks a legal basis for collecting personal data on social media, the EU’s data protection […]
Free-speech advocates say in a lawsuit filed Thursday that the policy violates federal law and runs afoul of the Constitution. The requirement — implemented as part of the president’s controversial crackdown on immigration — amounts to an illegal surveillance dragnet that threatens to chill political expression online, according to a group of documentary filmmakers, who […]