This week Internet Monitor examines Apple's latest statements on encryption, the French government's attempt to get Google to pay back taxes, MasterCard's new facial recognition software, and President Obama's latest nomination.
Archive for February 2016
This week Internet Monitor examines the "right to disconnect" in France, an Indonesian company that removed LGBT-themed emojis from its webpage, the state of social platforms in Ankara after the latest bombing, a new GIF search function on Twitter, and rising tensions between the U.S. Department of Justice and Apple over encryption.
This week Internet Monitor examines ongoing tension between Facebook and the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), a visit by a group of European politicians to Saudi Arabia, Twitter's decision to shut down 125K accounts, and Facebook's removal of the "Ice Cream" painting.
The first time I heard about Berkman, I was in eastern Turkey, teaching English to civil aviation university students and trying my best to immerse myself in Turkish culture and language. When the Turkish Prime Minister blocked YouTube, I didn't...
This week, Internet Monitor checks out the case of Islam Gawish, Netflix's quagmire in Indonesia, Google's tax predicament in France, and the state of the FISA Amendments Act.