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Virginia lawmakers pass anti-discrimination legislation protecting LGBTQ individuals

Virginia lawmakers pass anti-discrimination legislation protecting LGBTQ individuals

10.02.2020 | Cassandra Maas | 648

Virginia lawmakers passed the Virginia Values Act, anti-discrimination legislation that protects LGBTQ individuals, on Thursday.

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France fines Apple €25 million for slowing old iPhones without warning

France fines Apple €25 million for slowing old iPhones without warning

10.02.2020 | Tyler Gillett | 648

The French agency in charge of competition, consumer affairs, and fraud prevention (DGCCRF) has issued a 25 million euro fine against Apple for failing to warn owners of older iPhone models that updating the operating system would result in slower operation.

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California governor announces new pardon initiative for those prosecuted for being gay

California governor announces new pardon initiative for those prosecuted for being gay

6.02.2020 | Xi Lucy Shi | 665

California Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday announced that his office would be launching a new initiative to pardon people who have prosecuted in California for being gay.

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Dutch court halts electronic welfare monitoring system

Dutch court halts electronic welfare monitoring system

6.02.2020 | Chris Stephens | 734

The District Court of The Hague ruled Wednesday that Netherland’s System Risk Indication (SyRI) violates the European Convention on Human rights.

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Afghan media outlets call on the government to provide access to information

Afghan media outlets call on the government to provide access to information

6.02.2020 | Alina Rizvi | 676

Thirty Afghan media outlets called on the government in a protest letter on Tuesday to stop “severe limitations in access to information.”

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https://www.jurist.org/news/2020/02/tanzania-denies-health-services-to-and-cracks-down-on-lgbt-individuals-hrw-report/

https://www.jurist.org/news/2020/02/tanzania-denies-health-services-to-and-cracks-down-on-lgbt-individuals-hrw-report/

5.02.2020 | Emily Beeken | 729

Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a report on Monday documenting how Tanzania’s health policies deny adequate services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and other people who are at risk of contracting HIV.

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House resolution condemns UK approval of Huawei in 5G networks

House resolution condemns UK approval of Huawei in 5G networks

5.02.2020 | Austin Koltonowski | 671

The US House of Representatives on Monday introduced a resolution denouncing Britain’s decision permitting Chinese telecommunications group Huawei to contribute to the Britain’s 5G networks despite Trump administration disapproval.

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Ireland announces inquiry into Google’s processing of location data

Ireland announces inquiry into Google’s processing of location data

5.02.2020 | Austin Koltonowski | 689

EU regulators in Dublin on Monday announced a statutory inquiry into Google’s processing of location data and transparency surrounding that processing.

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Amnesty urges Africa mining conference to address rights violations

Amnesty urges Africa mining conference to address rights violations

4.02.2020 | Angela Mauroni | 703

Amnesty Director for East and Southern Africa Deprose Muchena spoke Monday to say that both mining companies and those invested in the industry must take strong actions to address the industry’s many human rights abuses

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Texas high court ends $500 million battle between two oil firms

Texas high court ends $500 million battle between two oil firms

4.02.2020 | Jacob Dougherty | 688

The Texas Supreme Court on Friday upheld a lower court’s decision to vacate a $500 million judgment because two energy titans had not created a formal partnership.

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