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Facebook data leak

If you have not heard about Facebook’s data leak by now, you should. The personal data of 533 million Facebook users in more than 106 countries was found to be freely available online last weekend. The data trove, uncovered by security researcher Alon Gal, includes phone numbers, email addresses, hometowns, full names, and birth dates. […]

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Right to be forgotten law misused in Turkey

According to the CPJ, “the Turkish law is already being invoked to require news websites to remove articles, according to CPJ interviews. Law No. 7253, which was approved in July and came into effect on October 1, has been popularly described as a social media law. As CPJ noted before it passed, it requires social media companies with over 1 […]

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The Health of the Internet

A pre-recorded narrated walk through of the 2020 Internet Health Report’s facts and figures slideshow, by the report’s editor, Solana Larsen (with a cameo by Alice Munyua and the internet’s “lawyer cat”). The video is the outcome of Mozilla’s IHR. The visualizations relate to everything from the high environmental costs of data processes to how […]

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The web celebrates its birthday

March 12th, 2021, marks 32 years since the web was invented. The Web Foundation and us all will be celebrating it.  To celebrate this year’s birthday, the Foundation will be spotlighting nine young web champions who are using digital technology to tackle gender inequality, curb Covid-19, protect the environment and address other global challenges. Please […]

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