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A new senate bill would create a US data protection agency

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Europe’s data protection laws are some of the strictest in the world, and have long been a thorn in the side of the data-guzzling...

ACLU says it’ll fight DHS efforts to use app locations for...

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The American Civil Liberties Union plans to fight newly revealed practices by the Department of Homeland Security which used commercially available cell phone location...

London’s Met Police switches on live facial recognition, flying in face...

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While EU lawmakers are mulling a temporary ban on the use of facial recognition to safeguard individuals’ rights, as part of risk-focused plan to...

Leaked Chinese government documents detail how tech is used to escalate...

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In less than two weeks, two major reports have been published that contain leaked Chinese government documents about the persecution of Uighurs and other...

MIT is reviewing its relationship with AI startup SenseTime, one of...

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology said it is reviewing the university’s relationship with SenseTime, one of eight Chinese tech companies placed on the U.S....

Facebook failed to stop a child bride being auctioned on its...

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Facebook failed to prevent its platform being used to auction a 16-year-old girl off for marriage in South Sudan. Child early and forced marriage (CEFM)...

UN warns over human rights impact of a ‘digital welfare state’

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The UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights has raised concerns about the UK’s rush to apply digital technologies and data tools...

Big tech must not reframe digital ethics in its image

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s visage loomed large over the European parliament this week, both literally and figuratively, as global privacy regulators gathered in Brussels to...

Apple’s Tim Cook makes blistering attack on the “data industrial complex”

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Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has joined the chorus of voices warning that data itself is being weaponized again people and societies — arguing that...

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook to flag trust and humanity in major...

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Apple CEO Tim Cook is expected to endorse the idea of a “comprehensive federal privacy law” for the U.S. in a keynote speech tomorrow. He...