This Social Media CyberWatch looks at various legislative updates to privacy law, as well as other social media tracking activities.
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This blog post reports on a malware attack in which a compromised version of Kakao Talk, an Android-based mobile messaging client, was sent in a highly-targeted email to a prominent individual in the Tibetan community. The malware is designed to send a user’s contacts, SMS message history, and cellular network location to attackers. This post was updated on 18 April 2013.
Update to “Permission to Spy: An Analysis of Android Malware Targeting Tibetans” in Tibetan: གསང་མྱུལ་བར་ཆོག་མཆན། ཨན་སྒྲོ་དྲ་འབུ་ཅན་གྱི་མཉེན་ཆས་ཤིག་གིས་བོད་རིགས་རྣམས་དམིགས་འབེན་ཏུ་བཟུང་བའི་སྐོར་ལ་བརྟག་དཔྱད།
This is the update to “Permission to Spy: An Analysis of Android Malware Targeting Tibetans”, written in Tibetan language.
This edition of Social Media CyberWatch looks at new developments in privacy research, legal debates, and online service provider policies and decisions.
This Social Media CyberWatch looks at the rebirth of CISPA, death of bill C-30, EU privacy lobbying, Facebook and Google Play privacy concerns, and various web tracking policy developments such as Do Not Track and third-party cookies implementations.
The Citizen Lab is proud to participate in the Google Policy Fellowship for the fifth time next summer. In June 2013, a Google Policy Fellowship based at the Citizen Lab will be be offered to a student who is passionate about technology and Internet policy. Applications are due by March 15 2013 (midnight Pacific time). For more information see the Google Policy Fellowship website.
Source: Stephanie Bodoni, Bloomberg
Facebook Inc., Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp. may face stricter privacy rules requiring them to let users shift data to competitors in the EU under proposed changes to a draft law.
Source: Tech Crunch
Google has quietly disabled a feature that notified users of its search service in China when a keyword had been censored by the Chinese government’s internet controls.
Google, Facebook, Twitter, and LiveJournal are among the defendants in a lawsuit filed by Kazakh prosecutors seeking to shutdown some opposition media outlets in the republic.
Source: Declan McCullagh, CNet
Google has experienced a precipitous drop in traffic from China, which a Web-monitoring group attributed to the search engine being “blocked” by the government.