Coronavirus pandemic

Qatar makes COVID-19 app mandatory, experts question efficiency

Qatari public health officials try to quell privacy concerns as contact-tracing app Ehteraz comes into force.

Qatar makes COVID-19 app mandatory, experts question efficiency

AJ Impact

More users, privacy: Zoom upgrades encryption after criticisms

The company has faced criticism over a lack of privacy in its video conferencing app, even as it counts more users.

More users, privacy: Zoom upgrades encryption after criticisms

Studio B Unscripted

On data and privacy, can we put the genie back in the bottle?

Journalist Maria Ressa and Cambridge Analytica whistle-blower, Christopher Wylie on the way forward for data regulation.

Coronavirus pandemic

S Korea's smartphone apps tracking coronavirus won't stop buzzing

Signs of fatigue over alerts, privacy concerns pose challenge to government's efforts to contain spread of coronavirus.

S Korea's smartphone apps tracking coronavirus won't stop buzzing

AJ Impact

Zoom sued by shareholder, accused of fraud

While the US said the company has been responsive to security issues, Taiwan banned the app's use in government.

Zoom sued by shareholder, accused of fraud

The Listening Post

Coronavirus: Tracking the Outbreak, or Spying on People?

In the race to protect public health, are governments harming privacy rights? Plus, Trump's coronavirus misinformation.

AJ Impact

Facebook sued in Australia over Cambridge Analytica scandal

The US-based tech giant is being charged with exposing the data of its Australian users.

Facebook sued in Australia over Cambridge Analytica scandal

The Bottom Line

New technology: Are we trading our privacy for convenience?

How the same devices we happily carry in our pockets are being weaponised against us.

Privacy & Surveillance

Privacy fears as India police use facial recognition at rally

In a first, Delhi Police use facial recognition software to screen crowds at Modi rally, raising surveillance concerns.

Privacy fears as India police use facial recognition at rally

The Listening Post

Politics, porn and toxic world of deepfake

A look at world of deepfaking where artificial intelligence is used to manipulate viewers and spread misinformation.

AJ Impact

Google is gathering health data on millions of people: WSJ

The data involved in the project reportedly includes laboratory results, doctor diagnoses and hospitalisation records.

Google is gathering health data on millions of people: WSJ

Internet

Okay Google: Forget me!

The internet never forgets, but privacy concerns have more people pushing for that to change.

Okay Google: Forget me!

Privacy

Blacklist: Many Muslims listed by World-Check without evidence

People and institutions placed in influential database as potential risks without proof of wrongdoing, Al Jazeera finds.

Blacklist: Many Muslims listed by World-Check without evidence

Privacy & Surveillance

Researchers warn of increased China-style AI surveillance

At least 75 out of 176 countries globally are actively using artificial intelligence for surveillance purposes.

Researchers warn of increased China-style AI surveillance

Science & Technology

Are our phones eavesdropping on us?

Smart devices make life easier but security experts say there's a darkside to the technology.

Are our phones eavesdropping on us?