Federal prosecutors in Brazil filed a criminal complaint Tuesday accusing journalist Glenn Greenwald of being part of a criminal organization that hacked the mobile phones of prosecutors and other public officials last year. On his website, The Intercept Brazil, Greenwald published several stories based on the information that had been leaked to him by the [...]

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Four small tech firms filed a class-action lawsuit in the US District Court for the Northern District of California on Thursday, accusing Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg of running a vast anticompetitive scheme in an attempt to solidify long-term market dominance. The plaintiffs include Cir.cl, an online marketplace and social network; Beehive Biometric, an [...]

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The Norwegian Consumer Council, a nonprofit organization, released a report Tuesday alleging that dating app Grindr is in violation of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The group has filed formal complaints against Grindr and five ad companies with the Norwegian Data Protection Authority (DPA). The tests revealed that Grindr shares location and device [...]

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According to a report released Monday by a UK human rights group, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia executed 184 people last year, the most in a calendar year since the group began monitoring executions six years ago. Reprieve, a London-based organization that litigates on behalf of death-row prisoners around the world, announced the figure and [...]

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The Supreme Court of India on Friday issued an order to the central government and to the administration of the states of Jammu and Kashmir to begin an immediate review of restrictions on movement and landline, mobile phone, and internet access in those states. Internet access in Jammu and Kashmir has been blocked since August [...]

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U.S. Congressman Bennie Thompson joined with eleven advocacy groups on Tuesday in calling upon the Department of Justice (DOJ) to open an immediate investigation into the conditions in Mississippi prisons. A twenty-three page letter addressed to Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband of the DOJ Civil Rights Division alleged violations of prisoners’ rights and safety, noting [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Friday upheld a the dismissal of a lawsuit seeking the reinstallation of Confederate statues on the University of Texas Austin campus and a Confederate monument in a San Antonio city park. The statues on campus had been installed in the 1930s, but following a 2017 [...]

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The Georgia Supreme Court overturned on Monday an appellate court ruling dismissing a suit brought against a medical clinic by patients whose data had been stolen by hackers. In June 2016 a criminal hacking group known as Dark Overlord stole the private data, including names, addresses, and social security numbers, of 200,000 patients from Athens [...]

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Chile’s President Sebastian Pinera signed a law on Monday allowing a referendum on a new constitution for the country. The law was passed by the Chilean congress last week following more than two months of violent protests. The vote is scheduled for April 26, and asks voters two questions: should Chile have a new constitution [...]

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Following the arrest of dozens of protesters during demonstrations on Kazakhstan’s Independence Day on Monday, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev announced Friday that the nation would begin moving toward liberalizing laws about rallies and the formation of political parties. Rallies without official approval are illegal in Kazakhstan, which prompted the arrests at Monday’s demonstrations in the capital [...]

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