watching you: A leaked proposal from U.S.
President Donald Trump’s administration would put the Federal Communications
Commission in charge of regulating how social media platforms and other
websites decide what appears on their pages, CNN reports. Critics said the
proposal amounts to censorship.
We’re watching you, part 2: In other U.S. government
news, the Trump administration has asked a court to reauthorized a suspended
National Security Agency surveillance program, targeting the telephone records
of U.S. residents, the New
York Times reports. The Trump administration wants to make the
controversial phone records collection program permanent.
Not just the U.S. government: The Indian government
wants Twitter to block what it deems is fake news by suspending eight
Kashmir-based accounts for allegedly spreading rumors, India
Today reports. Indian security forces have alleged that groups in Pakistan
have attempted to divide the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir, areas
controlled by India but claimed by Pakistan.
Even more watching: Technicians from Chinese networking vendor Huawei have reportedly helped government officials in Uganda and Zambia spy on political opponents, TechCrunch reports. News reports have Huawei technicians helping the officials spy on the use of apps like WhatsApp and Skype and Continue reading