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Daily Dashboard | Gov’t Locates Riot Participants, Sends Text Warnings Related reading: ICO fines firm for making record amount of nuisance calls


The Guardian reports on the Ukrainian government’s efforts to quiet violent protests, including a text message sent to mobile phone users in the vicinity of the clashes reading, “Dear subscriber, you are registered as a participant in a mass riot.” The interior ministry has denied involvement in sending the texts, as have two telephone providers. Another provider said, “We strictly observe the confidentiality of our users, their telephone numbers and locations.” The interior ministry did say it is using video footage to arrest the most active participants in the riot. The protests were sparked by new laws on public gatherings.
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