International Committee of the Red Cross: Digitalizing the Geneva Conventions – giving greater access to the rules of war

International Committee of the Red Cross: Digitalizing the Geneva Conventions – giving greater access to the rules of war. “70 years ago today, on 12 August 1949, the Geneva Conventions were adopted in Geneva. Since then these Conventions have formed the cornerstone of international humanitarian law (IHL), and have been pivotal for the protection of people affected by armed conflicts worldwide. Celebrating this milestone, the ICRC has launched a new digital app enabling users to browse key IHL treaties and texts, anywhere and anytime on a mobile or tablet device.”

Techdirt: White House Once Again Circulating A Draft Executive Order On Social Media Bias

Techdirt: White House Once Again Circulating A Draft Executive Order On Social Media Bias. “Since the White House is convinced social media companies are kicking conservatives off left and (mostly) right, it has decided to do something about it. What this ‘something’ is remains about as vague as the accusations.”

New York Times: Legal Shield for Websites Rattles Under Onslaught of Hate Speech

New York Times: Legal Shield for Websites Rattles Under Onslaught of Hate Speech. “When the most consequential law governing speech on the internet was created in 1996, Google.com didn’t exist and Mark Zuckerberg was 11 years old. The federal law, Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, has helped Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and countless other internet companies flourish.”

Lifelong anonymity orders: do they still work in the social media age? (Phys .org)

Phys .org: Lifelong anonymity orders: do they still work in the social media age?. “Lifelong anonymity orders for adults who were convicted of crimes as children are rarely granted. In theory, these orders legally prevent a person ever being identified. But given that information is now shared at lightning speed across different platforms, can these orders still work in practice?”

Politico: Lawyers spar over secrecy for Facebook emails on Cambridge Analytica

Politico: Lawyers spar over secrecy for Facebook emails on Cambridge Analytica. “Attorneys for Facebook and the District of Columbia squared off in court Friday over the social media giant’s demands to keep secret an email exchange among its employees about the firm’s dealings with now-defunct political data-targeting company Cambridge Analytica.”

Rapsi News: E-mail user identification bill submitted to Russia’s lower house of parliament

Rapsi News: E-mail user identification bill submitted to Russia’s lower house of parliament . “A group of members of the Federation Council introduced a bill on e-mail user identification to the State Duma. The document was published Tuesday on the database of the parliament’s lower house.”

The Daily Beast: Tulsi Gabbard Sues Google for $50 Million Over ‘Free Speech’ Violations

The Daily Beast: Tulsi Gabbard Sues Google for $50 Million Over ‘Free Speech’ Violations. “Presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s campaign was riding high in Google searches after the first democratic debate in June. Then, for what her campaign claims were critical hours, their Google advertising account suddenly went down. Gabbard, a Hawaii Democrat, is suing Google for what her campaign claims was deliberate censorship by Googlers with a grudge against her campaign. But Google says the dispute is the result of an apolitical technical error.”