Planting spies, paying people to post on social media, and pretending the news doesn’t exist: This is how China tries to distract people from human rights abuses

Kevin Frayer/Getty The Chinese Communist Party is keen to portray itself as a peaceful and scandal-free power. It refuses to acknowledge its human rights abuses, and discrimination against LGBT community and feminists. It’s not easy to do in the digital age, where nearly half of China’s citizens use the internet. These are four of the […]

Top DOJ watchdog to investigate FBI over FISA abuses

The Department of Justice inspector general has announced it will investigate the FBI over the use of a FISA court order to spy on a Trump campaign adviser, after the House Republican memo claimed the process was abused. The review will determine whether the FBI followed proper procedure when it obtained a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance […]

GOP  demand #ReleaseTheMemo on ‘shocking’ FISA abuses (after supporting surveillance law)  

Republican lawmakers demand the public release of a classified memo detailing Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuses under the Obama administration. The move comes as lawmakers reauthorized government surveillance powers. The House Intelligence Committee passed the motion introduced by Rep. Peter King (R-New York) Thursday. The measure was voted on along party lines, with all Democrats […]

Germany: Facebook abuses dominance in the way it harvests and monetizes user data

(Reuters) — Germany’s cartel office has found that Facebook abused its dominant market position, in a ruling that questioned the U.S. social network’s model of monetizing the personal data of its 2 billion users through targeted advertising. Presenting preliminary findings of its 20-month-old probe, the Federal Cartel Office said Facebook held a dominant position among […]

‘Felt like a slave’: Cleaner sues over alleged abuses at Netanyahu home

Published time: 28 Oct, 2017 11:55 Edited time: 28 Oct, 2017 11:57 Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has hit out at claims by a cleaner that she was treated like a ‘slave’ while employed at his residence, labelling the woman’s lawsuit against his office as an attempt to extort money. Read more The prime minister’s […]

Fukushima survivor tells UN about Japan’s ‘human rights abuses’

A survivor of the Fukushima nuclear disaster has submitted evidence to United Nations Human Rights Council, testifying that she was “forced” to return home to a contaminated area after the government ended financial subsidies for voluntary evacuees. On Thursday, Mitsuko Sonoda submitted evidence of the “ongoing human rights abuses of Fukushima victims” to the UNHRC, […]

Celebrity Big Brother EVICTION: Paul Danan SLAMS Sarah Harding over Chad 'She abuses him'

The 39-year-old was the fifth to be evicted and in an interview with host Emma Willis, the former Love Island star revealed that he thinks Sarah Harding “abuses” her relationship with Chad Johnson.  Paul explained: “[Sarah and Chad] are tight at the hip or whatever you want to say. He’s the puppy dog and she […]

UN panel blasts Israel over abuses and settlement expansion in Occupied Palestinian Territories

Israel continues the illegal practice of settlement expansion in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, a United Nations expert panel has said in its annual evaluation. It further accuses Tel Aviv of excessive use of force and collective punishment against Palestinians. After gathering testimonies from civil society organizations, UN representatives and Palestinian officials, the UN Special Committee […]