‘Don’t burn our future’: Climate activists light diplomas on fire outside White House- Tempemail

A group of young people outside the White House torched their college and master’s degree diplomas in a blunt message to President Joe Biden about their waning futures in the face of a growing climate crisis. The protest organised by the Chesapeake Climate Action Network – which focuses on climate Continue Reading

Facebook rule protects journalists and activists as ‘involuntary’ public figures | Facebook- Tempemail

Facebook will count activists and journalists as “involuntary” public figures and so increase protections against harassment and bullying targeted at these groups, its global safety chief said in an interview this week. The social media company, which allows more critical commentary of public figures than of private individuals, is changing Continue Reading

ProtonMail Shares Activist’s IP Address With Authorities Despite Its “No Log” Policy – Tempemail

End-to-end encrypted email service provider ProtonMail has drawn criticism after it ceded to a legal request and shared the IP address of anti-gentrification activists with law enforcement authorities, leading to their arrests in France. The Switzerland-based company said it received a “legally binding order from the Swiss Federal Department of Continue Reading

Bahraini Activists Targeted Using a New iPhone Zero-Day Exploit From NSO Group – Tempemail

A previously undisclosed “zero-click” exploit in Apple’s iMessage was abused by Israeli surveillance vendor NSO Group to circumvent iOS security protections and target nine Bahraini activists. “The hacked activists included three members of Waad (a secular Bahraini political society), three members of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, two exiled Continue Reading

Israeli Firm Helped Governments Target Journalists, Activists with 0-Days and Spyware – Tempemail

Two of the zero-day Windows flaws patched by Microsoft as part of its Patch Tuesday update earlier this week were weaponized by an Israel-based company called Candiru in a series of “precision attacks” to hack more than 100 journalists, academics, activists, and political dissidents globally. The spyware vendor was also Continue Reading

Naomi Klein: how big tech helps India target climate activists | India

The bank of cameras camped outside Delhi’s sprawling Tihar jail was the sort of media frenzy you would expect to await a prime minister caught in an embezzlement scandal, or a Bollywood star caught in the wrong bed. Instead, the cameras were waiting for Disha Ravi, a nature-loving 22-year-old vegan Continue Reading

#Demlootchallenge: Zimbabwean activists sing to protest corruption | Governance- Tempemail

Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono has taken his fight against corruption to the ears of thousands around the world via reggae with a new song entitled “Dem Loot”. The reporter, who has been arrested three times in six months for his work challenging the current government, released a short video on Continue Reading

Coronavirus drives surge in support for unionisation, say games industry activists | Games

Worker strikes, let alone successful ones, are vanishingly rare in the video games industry. But in August, writers at Lovestruck, a mobile app that publishes visual romance novels, went on a 21-day strike, accusing the company of unfair pay, and won a rates increase after owner Voltage initially dismissed their Continue Reading

Trump, social media, right-wing news stir up antifa scares Donald Trump Social Media Breonna Taylor Antifa activists- Tempemail

The group gathered around the town square, waiting for the arrival of what has become a new American boogeyman: antifa. Michael Johnson and others were certain that school buses full of radical left-wing extremists from big cities were coming to Leitchfield, Kentucky, where about 50 of their neighbors had gathered Continue Reading

‘Rumors spread like wildfire’: false posts claiming activists started Oregon fires flood social media | World news- Tempemail

Misinformation about the source of the wildfires raging across the Pacific north-west is spreading rapidly on social media, prompting public officials to plead with the public to stop sharing rumors. Many of the rumors claim without evidence that the fires were lit by political activists, either by the far-right group Continue Reading