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TikTok apologizes for removing viral video about abuses against Uighurs, blames a “human moderation error”

TikTok apologizes for removing viral video about abuses against Uighurs, blames a “human moderation error” TikTok has issued a public apology to a teenager who had her account suspended shortly after posting a video that asked viewers to research the persecution of Uighur people and other Muslim groups in Xinjiang. TikTok included […]

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Leaked Chinese government documents detail how tech is used to escalate the persecution of Uighurs

Leaked Chinese government documents detail how tech is used to escalate the persecution of Uighurs In less than two weeks, two major reports have been published that contain leaked Chinese government documents about the persecution of Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in China. Details include the extent to which technology enables mass […]

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Amnesty International latest to slam surveillance giants Facebook and Google as “incompatible” with human rights

Amnesty International latest to slam surveillance giants Facebook and Google as “incompatible” with human rights Human rights charity Amnesty International is the latest to call for reform of surveillance capitalism — blasting the business models of “surveillance giants” Facebook and Google in a new report which warns the pair’s market dominating platforms […]

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A 10-point plan to reboot the data industrial complex for the common good

A 10-point plan to reboot the data industrial complex for the common good A posthumous manifesto by Giovanni Buttarelli, who until his death this summer was Europe’s chief data protection regulator, seeks to join the dots of surveillance capitalism’s rapacious colonization of human spaces, via increasingly pervasive and intrusive mapping and modelling […]

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EU-US Privacy Shield passes third Commission ‘health check’ — but litigation looms

EU-US Privacy Shield passes third Commission ‘health check’ — but litigation looms The third annual review of the EU-US Privacy Shield data transfer mechanism has once again been nodded through by Europe’s executive. This despite the EU parliament calling last year for the mechanism to be suspended. The European Commission also issued […]

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MIT is reviewing its relationship with AI startup SenseTime, one of the Chinese tech firms blacklisted by the U.S.

MIT is reviewing its relationship with AI startup SenseTime, one of the Chinese tech firms blacklisted by the U.S. 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. Entity List yesterday for their alleged role in human […]

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Eight Chinese tech firms placed on U.S. Entity List for their role in human rights violations against Muslim minority groups

Eight Chinese tech firms placed on U.S. Entity List for their role in human rights violations against Muslim minority groups Eight Chinese tech firms, including SenseTime and Megvii, have been added to the U.S. government Entity List for their role in enabling human rights violations against Muslim minority groups in China, including […]

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Elizabeth Warren bites back at Zuckerberg’s leaked threat to K.O. the government

Elizabeth Warren bites back at Zuckerberg’s leaked threat to K.O. the government Presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren has responded publicly to a leaked attack on her by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, saying she won’t be bullied out of taking big tech to task for anticompetitive practices. I’m not afraid to hold Big […]

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Apple still has work to do on privacy

Apple still has work to do on privacy There’s no doubt that Apple’s self-polished reputation for privacy and security has taken a bit of a battering recently. On the security front, Google researchers just disclosed a major flaw in the iPhone, finding a number of malicious websites that could hack into a […]

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WebKit’s new anti-tracking policy puts privacy on a par with security

WebKit’s new anti-tracking policy puts privacy on a par with security WebKit, the open source engine that underpins Internet browsers including Apple’s Safari browser, has announced a new tracking prevention policy that takes the strictest line yet on the background and cross-site tracking practices and technologies which are used to creep on […]

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