EPIC To Congress: Require Algorithmic Transparency For Dominant Internet Firms

In advance of a hearing on Filtering Practices of Social Media Companies, EPIC has sent a statement to the House Judiciary Committee. EPIC said that “algorithmic transparency” could help establish fairness, transparency, and accountability for much of what users see online. In 2011, EPIC sent…

Merck Foundation starts its first Merck Health Media Training to Break the Stigma around Infertility in Africa

Merck Foundation to announce, ‘Merck more than a Mother” Media Recognition Award winners. NAIROBI, KENYA, June 18, 2018 /⁨EINPresswire.com⁩/ — • Merck Foundation to provide training for media representatives from more than 15 African Countries. … VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Merck Foundation starts its first…

New Method For Disabling Facial Recognition Within Social Media Products – Latest Hacking News

When you upload your photo to one of the many social media platforms its facial recognition systems try to recognise New Method For Disabling Facial Recognition Within Social Media Products on Latest Hacking News. VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE New Method For Disabling Facial Recognition Within…

EPIC’s Spotlight on Surveillance: Social Media Monitoring

In 2011, EPIC uncovered the first government program to monitor social media. EPIC v. DHS revealed that a government agency was tracking posts on social media to identify critics of government. Today EPIC released a new report on the recent developments in government media monitoring….

EPIC Sues to Obtain Privacy Impact Assessment for DHS Journalist Database

EPIC has filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit to obtain a Privacy Impact Assessment for “Media Monitoring Services,” a controversial new database proposed by the Department of Homeland Security. In April, the DHS announced a system to track journalists and “media influencers” and to…

A Constitutional Conundrum That’s Not Going Away—Unequal Access to Social Media Posts

Among the many privacy challenges posed by social media, one has flown largely under the radar: balancing defendants’ due process rights to access exculpatory information against the crucial privacy protections of the Stored Communications Act (SCA). Here’s the problem: prosecutors have broad powers to demand…

Egyptian Blogger and Activist Wael Abbas Detained

When we wrote of award-winning journalist Wael Abbas being silenced by social media platforms in February, we never suspected that those suspensions would reach beyond the internet to help silence him in real life. But, following Abbas’s detention on Wednesday by police in Cairo, we now…

German Man Sentenced for Eight Cocaine Orders

According to German media outlets, the District Court of Munich sentenced a Munich dentist to nine months in prison for breaking drug laws on numerous occasions. Not only did the man admit to the crimes he had committed, but an investigator testified that the arrested…

EPIC Urges Congress to Require Algorithmic Transparency For Dominant Internet Firms

In advance of a hearing on Filtering Practices of Social Media Companies, EPIC has sent a statement to the House Judiciary Committee. EPIC said that “algorithmic transparency” could help establish fairness, transparency, and accountability for much of what users see online. In 2011, EPIC sent…