ISRAEL POLICE CHIEF ORDERS PROBE INTO NSO SPYWARE CLAIMS

Fri 21 January 2022: Israel’s police chief says he has ordered an extensive investigation into a newspaper’s claims that the police force had used controversial Israeli spyware to hack the phones of protesters, mayors and other citizens under investigation without proper authorisation. Earlier this week, a Hebrew-language business paper published an investigative report claiming that […]

FACEBOOK STALLING REPORT ON HUMAN RIGHTS IMPACT IN INDIA -WHISTLEBLOWERS

Thu 20 January 2022: Facebook opponents are urging the company to share the results of a human rights impact assessment it commissioned in 2020 to look into hate speech on its platforms in India. The social network firm, now known as Meta, is under increased criticism for its management of abuses on its services, particularly […]

SA PUBLIC WARNED AGAINST JOB SCAM

Thu 20 January 2022: KwaZulu-Natal Social Development MEC, Nonhlanhla Khoza, has warned job seekers about scammers posing as government officials and selling jobs to unsuspecting members of the public. In a statement, the department warned there is a group of people calling desperate and unsuspecting job seekers and promising them jobs in the department in […]

FORMER POPE BENEDICT FAILED TO ACT OVER ABUSE, NEW REPORT FINDS

Thu 20 January 2022: The legal company that conducted a major investigation concluded on Thursday that former Pope Benedict XVI failed to stop four pastors accused of child sex abuse in the Catholic Church in Munich. According to lawyer Martin Pusch of Westpfahl Spilker Wastl, who was charged by the church to conduct the investigation, […]

UNEMPLOYMENT TO STAY ABOVE PRE-COVID LEVELS UNTIL 2023 -UN

Tue 18 January 2022: According to the United Nations, the Covid-19 crisis has continued to wreak havoc on jobs around the world, and it could take years for employment levels to return to pre-pandemic levels. The UN’s International Labour Organization (ILO) revised its previous forecast that the global employment market will recover nearly completely from […]

ISRAEL POLICE CHIEF ORDERS PROBE INTO NSO SPYWARE CLAIMS

Fri 21 January 2022: Israel’s police chief says he has ordered an extensive investigation into a newspaper’s claims that the police force had used controversial Israeli spyware to hack the phones of protesters, mayors and other citizens under investigation without proper authorisation. Earlier this week, a Hebrew-language business paper published an investigative report claiming that […]

PODCAST: THE UNANSWERED QUESTIONS IN KAZAKHSTAN

Mon 17 January 2022: Russian-led forces are leaving Kazakhstan after days of unrest over the rise of fuel prices, corruption, and inequality. Almost 160 people have been killed and about 12,000 have been arrested, according to authorities. Many do not know the whereabouts of their loved ones. President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev claimed the unrest was an […]

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