Corporate Accountability News Highlights: Wannacry ransomware infects hundreds of thousands of computers, EU fines Facebook over data policies, and international businesses urge China to delay cybersecurity law

Corporate Accountability News Highlights is a regular series by Ranking Digital Rights that highlights key news related to tech companies, freedom of expression, and privacy issues around the world. WannaCry ransomware highlights importance of security updates Since its outbreak on May 12, the largest global ransomware attack in history, WannaCry, has affected hundreds of thousands […]

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RDR @ Re:publica 2017

On May 10, Ranking Digital Rights (RDR) team members Lisa Gutermuth and Ilana Ullman presented findings of the 2017 Corporate Accountability Index at Re:publica, an annual conference on technology and society held in Berlin. In their session, the RDR team reviewed Index research which found that the world’s major internet, mobile, and telecommunications companies lack […]

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Corporate Accountability News Highlights: Net neutrality debate returns to the U.S., Ultrasonic beacons track users via mobile apps, Russia blocks messaging app WeChat

Corporate Accountability News Highlights is a regular series by Ranking Digital Rights that highlights key news related to tech companies, freedom of expression, and privacy issues around the world. John Oliver emphasizes corporate role in net neutrality debate The debate over government enforcement of net neutrality principles in the U.S. has remerged in full force. […]

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Corporate Accountability News Highlights: Turkey blocks Wikipedia, UK lawmakers mull fines for social media companies, and US-based cloud services companies pledge compliance with EU data protection rules

Corporate Accountability News Highlights is a regular series by Ranking Digital Rights that highlights key news related to tech companies, freedom of expression, and privacy issues around the world. Turkish government blocks Wikipedia The Turkish government blocked Wikipedia this week, citing a law that gives authorities the ability to block websites that it deems are […]

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Corporate Accountability News Highlights: Uber breaks Apple’s rules, German court upholds WhatsApp user data sharing ban, local authorities in Kashmir order ISPs to block social media and messaging apps

Corporate Accountability News Highlights is a regular series by Ranking Digital Rights that highlights key news related to tech companies, freedom of expression, and privacy issues around the world. Uber, Apple, and user privacy The New York Times reported that in 2015 Uber ran afoul of Apple’s privacy rules for adding a feature in its […]

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