Facebook Referred Trump’s Suspension to Its Oversight Board | Young Russians Flood TikTok With Navalny Protest Cries| Woolworths' Everyday Rewards data helped trace COVID-19 contacts
Facebook has referred Trump’s suspension to the Facebook Oversight Board: an external court-like institution that Facebook set up to review its “most difficult and significant content decisions” and that, under its bylaws, has the power to issue binding decisions on the platform. Lawfare
Young Russians have flooded TikTok with calls to rally in support of opposition leader Alexei Navalny this weekend, prompting the state censor to urge the popular short-video app’s administrators to take them down. The Moscow Times
Data from Woolworths' Everyday Rewards customer loyalty program was used to help trace thousands of shoppers who visited the retailer's BWS liquor store and neighbouring supermarket in the Sydney suburb of Berala at the same time COVID-positive customers and staff were there in December. Financial Review
I grew up witnessing forced labor. U.S. companies must step up.
The New York Times
Last year, the U.S. Congressional-Executive Commission on China and the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) independently found that dozens of Chinese and international companies — including iconic American brands like Dell, Nike and Heinz — either directly employ or source from businesses that use Uighur forced labor. Because of the pervasive nature of the use of forced labor in and from the Uighur region, U.S. companies’ exposure to such atrocities in their supply chains is most likely extensive.
Read ASPI ICPC's report on Uyghur forced labor here.
Woolworths' Everyday Rewards data helped trace COVID-19 contacts
Retailers' customer loyalty schemes may prove to be more valuable at keeping the coronavirus in check than the federal government's COVIDSafe app. Data from Woolworths' Everyday Rewards customer loyalty program was used to help trace thousands of shoppers who visited the retailer's BWS liquor store and neighbouring supermarket in the Sydney suburb of Berala at the same time COVID-positive customers and staff were there in December.
Australian university recruiting firm hides Chinese Communist Party links
A Perth-based migration and recruitment company secretly advertising its links to the Chinese Communist Party has intelligence specialists concerned it may be operating as a talent recruitment hub for Beijing. LH Global, the merger of Australian migration firm Global Enterprises Group and Chinese recruitment company Leader HR, has surreptitiously advertised the company’s links to the CCP, listing the Ministry for Industry and Information Technology as an “additional activity” on Curtin University’s careers hub.
Trump leaves QAnon and the online MAGA world crushed and confused
Inauguration Day 2021 was supposed to be a culminating moment for the legion of online conspiracy theorists and extremists who have rallied around the now former president. But the lengthy list of prophecies they’d been told would eventually happen under Trump’s watch never came.
Facebook Has Referred Trump’s Suspension to Its Oversight Board. Now What?
Facebook has referred the suspension to the Facebook Oversight Board: an external court-like institution that Facebook set up to review its “most difficult and significant content decisions” and that, under its bylaws, has the power to issue binding decisions on the platform.
The Internet Is a Crime Scene
How we conceptualize the role social media played in the Capitol siege will set the stage for information governance across the globe.
Biden’s Big Federal IT Reboot
@tomkrazit, Joe Williams
Now, as part of the proposed $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, Biden wants to join them by immediately investing more than $10 billion in new IT projects across the government. Here's how that proposed investment breaks down, why it's important, and what it means for America's tech companies.
Meet the new tech bureaucracy
As Joe Biden takes the oath of office, here are the nominees who will loom large in the lives of tech companies and the people who work for them.
This is the future of the FTC
President Joe Biden has named Becca Slaughter acting chair of the FTC, an appointment that puts Slaughter at the head of antitrust investigations into tech giants, including Facebook.
Twitter locks out China’s US embassy after ‘baby-making machines’ tweet
Twitter has locked the official account for China’s US embassy, over a tweet it said violated its policy against dehumanization. The tweet, which was originally shared on January 7th, referred to Uighur women as “baby-making machines” prior to government intervention.
5G chipmaker Sumitomo Electric hedges bet on top client Huawei
Japan's Sumitomo Electric Industries, which sells most of its 5G base station semiconductors to Huawei Technologies, seeks a bigger roster of clients to reduce exposure to the troubled Chinese telecommunications heavyweight.
Young Russians Flood TikTok With Navalny Protest Cries
The Moscow Times
Young Russians have flooded TikTok with calls to rally in support of opposition leader Alexei Navalny this weekend, prompting the state censor to urge the popular short-video app’s administrators to take them down.
Read ASPI ICPC's report on TikTok and WeChat here.
When to trade bitcoin? When Saturn crosses Mercury, of course
@annairrera, Tom Wilson
Maren Altman, bitcoin investor and astrologer, has been following the movements of celestial objects to predict bitcoin price fluctuations since last summer. And while many people might mock her methods, she has built up a 1 million-strong social-media following on TikTok.
Jurisprudence Shaping Digital Rights in South Asia
The study focuses on the South Asian sub-region and explores selected cases relating to digital rights from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
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ICPC Senior Analyst or Analyst - China
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