This Week in Digital Rights – October 8, 2021

Aeman Malik presents a round up of major news on digital rights from around the world during the week. This series will be posted every week.

In this issue, we discuss Monday’s social media outage as Facebook and its family of apps including Instagram, Whatsapp and Oculus became inaccessible to billions around the world.

We also discuss the hacking of Syniverse, a company routing billions of text messages used by companies like AT&T, T-Mobile and several others around the world.

The Ray Ban stories are discussed as well, which are smart glasses made as a design collaboration between Facebook and Ray Ban parent company.

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