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    ReclaimTheNet Instagram reverses Libs of TikTok censorship after backlash

    The popular social media account Libs of TikTok was suspended from Instagram for allegedly violating community standards this week. However, Instagram eventually backtracked and reversed the decision after much backlash online. On Thursday, Libs of TikTok announced the Instagram suspension on...
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    ReclaimTheNet World Economic Forum “Press Freedom” panel demands social media “accountability” for “rumors, hate speech”

    During a World Economic Forum “Freedom of the Press Panel” on Thursday, journalists and rights group heads complained about the way social media has allowed anyone to speak without “journalistic accountability” and called for social media companies to be held accountable when their algorithms...
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    ReclaimTheNet FBI used controversial FISA warrants to spy on over 3 million Americans

    A new report revealed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) secretly collected the personal information of over three million Americans. Government agencies can gather foreign intelligence after obtaining a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant. Section 702 of FISA says...
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    ReclaimTheNet Meta announces the World Economic Forum will have a leadership role in the metaverse

    The World Economic Forum (WEF) is on track to be at the center of defining what the future metaverse will look like by inserting itself in the metaverse’s creation early on. WEF’s “multistakeholder initiative” wants to assume a leadership role in defining and building the metaverse, Facebook...
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    ReclaimTheNet Apple makes further push into digital IDs, with driver’s licenses now in Maryland

    Maryland has joined the ever-growing plan by Apple to get people to carry digital IDs. Citizens of the state can now connect their ID and driver’s licenses to Apple Wallet to get a digital identification. A similar feature has already been rolled out in Arizona. At certain TSA checkpoints at...
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    ReclaimTheNet Facebook fact-checkers can’t agree on definition for “energy independence”

    “The left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing” among Facebook’s army of “fact-checkers,” specifically on the topic of whether or not the US is an energy-independent country, and at what point in time this may have been true or false. They also disagree on what facts should be used to...
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    Blog AirVPN 12th birthday celebrations

    Hello! Today we're starting AirVPN twelfth birthday celebrations offering special, strong discounts on longer term plans. From a two servers service located in a single country providing a handful of Mbit/s, the baby has grown up to a wide infrastructure in 23 countries in four continents...
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    ReclaimTheNet Senate Candidate Herschel Walker proposes social media monitoring

    Georgia Senate Candidate Herschel Walker has suggested that a government agency be set up to monitor the social media accounts of young men and women in the wake of Tuesday’s mass shooting at a Texas elementary school where the shooter killed 19 students and two adults before being fatally shot...
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    ReclaimTheNet Sweden’s “Psychological Defence Agency” issues warning about memes that “spread misleading information”

    Sweden’s “Psychological Defence Agency,” which is dedicated to preventing and countering “malign information” and “disinformation,” has taken aim at “misleading” memes in its new “Do Not Be Fooled” campaign. On a page titled “Laughter that can hurt,” the agency warns that: Not only is the...
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    ReclaimTheNet How Facebook spends its cash trying to avoid antitrust action

    This post is for Reclaim The Net supporters. Join Already a supporter? Login here The post How Facebook spends its cash trying to avoid antitrust action appeared first on Reclaim The Net.
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    ReclaimTheNet WHO partners with Deutsche Telekom to push global vaccine passport system

    The Covid pandemic is truly turning into “a gift that keeps on giving” when it comes to governments and organizations using it to usher in long-term policies and schemes that are questionable, from the privacy, data security, and even national sovereignty point of view. Related: How vaccine...
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    ReclaimTheNet WEF wants kids to learn in the metaverse to curb climate change

    “Disconnecting” children from the physical world and “plugging them” into a virtual one is the way to go when it comes to the future of education, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF). This is one of the “gems” that have come out of this year’s gathering in Davos, with a post on WEF’s...
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    ReclaimTheNet Court rules cops were wrong to arrest Louisiana man for criticizing them in emails

    The US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana has ruled that three police officers in the state’s St. Tammany Parish violated the law when they arrested a man for criticizing them. We obtained a copy of the order for you here. The man, Jerry Rogers Jr., was expressing his...
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    Blog hide.me VPN and VTI announce expanded Trust Principles

    In 2015, we became one of the first VPN providers to ever be independently audited. We took this step because we want to offer the most secure and privacy focussed service we possibly can. This is also why we joined the i2coaliton and the VPN Trust Initiative. And now we’re happy to share that...
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    Blog How to Restore Your Online Privacy in 2022

    Simple Ways to Reduce Your Digital Footprint More businesses and individuals are using remote options than ever before. Whether online payment services, remote offices, or video conferencing tools like Zoom and Teams, the remote working world is growing fast. Yet, not without risk. In 2020...
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    ReclaimTheNet Police in Ireland are criticized for extensive facial recognition use

    The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL), Ireland’s oldest human rights organization, has warned against the use of facial recognition technology (FRT) by law enforcement agencies and in public spaces. In its submission to the parliament (Oireachtas) on the Grada Digital Recordings Bill...
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    Blog What is blockchain technology and how does it work?

    You’ve probably heard the word blockchain before, because it seems to be everywhere these days. This technology is a core part of cryptocurrencies and NFTs, two subjects that continually make headlines, but understanding blockchain can be difficult. So what is blockchain technology? And how does...
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    Blog VPN not connecting: the biggest problems and how to fix them

    An important and confidential call. An online exchange of sensitive data. In these tense and stressful situations, you want everything to be safe and secure, so you use a VPN. And then a “VPN not working” error hits you. Sounds terrible? It could be even worse if you’re{‘ ‘} connecting from a...
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    Blog The EU’s New Digital Services Act — What Does it Mean for Global Privacy?

    Three main bodies of the EU — the European Commission, European Council, and European Parliament — have reached a “political agreement” on the Digital Services Act (DSA). The new law mainly deals with regulating illegal and harmful content online, which will have wide-reaching effects for...
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    ReclaimTheNet Trans pressure groups push cancel campaign against Netflix and Ricky Gervais over jokes

    GLAAD, a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media watchdog has called for Netflix to cancel comedian Ricky Gervais’s latest comedy special “SuperNature.” Some Twitter users are also using the #cancelnetflix to encourage viewers to cancel their subscriptions. The cancel...
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