YouTube cancels Myanmar military-run channels

YouTube has decided to cancel five Myanmar military-run channels on its platform for a violation of its community guidelines and terms of service. The decision came following Facebook’s earlier announcement that it suspended all Myanmar military-linked pages from its site and from Instagram. The move comes after an over-month-long string of deadly protests have been […]

Google mobility data suggests Sweden “socially distanced” less than other countries

By Ryan McMaken, Mises Institute 10/19/2020 As is often pointed out by pro-lockdown publications like the New York Times, Sweden has experienced covid-19 deaths at a rate above that of some of its neighbours that imposed relatively strict lockdowns, such as Denmark. What is rarely mentioned, however, is that Sweden’s deaths per million are also […]

Canadian class-action suit against Facebook alleges misuse of personal information

By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press Wed Oct 28 2020 04:00 OTTAWA — Two Facebook users are seeking damages on behalf of hundreds of thousands of Canadians whose personal data may have been improperly used for political purposes. The proposed class−action lawsuit filed by Calgary residents Saul Benary and Karma Holoboff asks the Federal Court […]

Montreal should restrict police use of facial recognition technology: councillor

By Jacob SerebrinFri Sep 18 2020 17:48:34 MONTREAL — A Montreal city councillor said he will introduce a motion next week to restrict the use of facial recognition and other “invasive” surveillance technologies by city police. The motion, to be introduced on Monday, is based on a bylaw adopted by New York City and would […]