Chad has shutdown of social media platforms and messaging services

Paris, April 5, 2018: Internet Without Borders is alarmed by the current shutdown of social media platforms and messaging services including Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Viber and important news website such as BBC, in Chad. This new case of censorship comes just a few days after Internet Without Borders and partners submitted a report to the UN Human …

European Commission suggests Police could soon have restricted WHOIS access

The European Commission has suggested that law enforcement authorities could soon have restricted access to the WHOIS database that identifies website owners because the system is on a collision course with the EU’s strict new data protection law. Law enforcement authorities have complained to the Commission about plans to change the system in May because …

IFEX Urges African governments to prioritise digital rights

The membership of the African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) and other African internet governance stakeholders attending the Sixth African Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF) has called for the prioritisation of digital rights of all citizens across the continent. This call was made at the launch of AFEX’s Internet Freedom in Africa 2017 Report held in …

German Gov wants a ‘backdoor’ access to every digital device

Germany’s Interior Minister wants to force tech and car companies to provide the German security services with hidden digital access to cars, computers, phones and more, according to a media report from Friday. The RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland (RND) reported that Thomas de Maizière had written up a draft proposal for the interior minister conference, taking place …

Cisco partners with Interpol to share data on cyber criminals

Just one day after Amazon Web Service (AWS) announced a “secret” cloud service for the CIA, another tech company is aligning itself with a government agency. Cisco will now share “cybercrime” data with the international police network Interpol, the company announced Tuesday. That data includes “threat intelligence” to support Interpol’s work “targeting both ‘pure cybercrime’ and …

Kaspersky will open its software for outside review after USG boycott

Kaspersky Labs the Russian cybersecurity software maker has announced a “comprehensive transparency initiative” as the company seeks to beat back suspicion that its antivirus software has been hacked or penetrated by the Russian government and used as a route for scooping up US intelligence. In a post on its website today the Moscow-based company has published …

Australian Government orders review of the .au Domain Administration

The Australian Government has ordered a review into the operations of the .au policy and regulatory body, auDA. The order to could coming after 2 years or turmoil and mismanagement and that the government has had enough of the unending organization disputes. The Minister’s statement says that since auDA was established in 2000 “the digital …