Opinion

Kenya's Huduma: Data commodification and government tyranny

Kenyans are being forced to make a choice between legal erasure and being commodified as data by their own government.

Christine Mungai

by Christine Mungai

Christine Mungai

AJ Impact

Equifax will pay up to $700m to settle data breach case

In the 2017 data breach, roughly 147 million people had Social Security numbers and driver's license data compromised.

Equifax will pay up to $700m to settle data breach case

Special series

Pre-Crime: Has Minority Report-style Policing Become a Reality?

Police are using technology and data to predict behaviour and prevent crime - but are innocent people being targeted?

Pre-Crime: Has Minority Report-style Policing Become a Reality?

AJ Impact

How much is your data worth? New bill would make Google tell you

Legislation would force Facebook, Amazon and other technology giants to reveal the value of the user data they collect.

How much is your data worth? New bill would make Google tell you

Opinion

If you are a Kenyan citizen, your private data is not safe

The Huduma number, a new Kenyan government initiative, is yet another assault on data privacy in Kenya.

Nanjala Nyabola

by Nanjala Nyabola

Nanjala Nyabola

UpFront

Was the Brexit vote free and fair?

We discuss data theft, Russian interference, and illegal campaign spending during the Brexit referendum.

Was the Brexit vote free and fair?

Special series

Unfair Game: How Trump Won

Big data politics and how the American public was tricked into opening the doors of the White House to Donald Trump.

Opinion

The hidden danger of big data

The price of anarchy is a price well worth paying if we want to preserve innovation through serendipity.

Carlo Ratti

by Carlo Ratti
- Dirk Helbing

Carlo Ratti

Inside Story

How safe is your personal information on the internet?

With several recent data breaches, are governments and companies doing enough to protect our information online?

Rebel Geeks

Rebel Geeks: Give Us Back Our Data

Evgeny Morozov decodes the digital landscape to show how new technologies provide a smokescreen for a huge power shift.

Privacy & Surveillance

UK court to investigate rights group surveillance

Spying on rights defenders 'threatens lives' and could have 'devastating' impacts on NGO work, Human Rights Watch warns.

UK court to investigate rights group surveillance

Law

Tanzania's new information laws draw fire from critics

Laws restricting publication of data without government sanction threaten freedom of expression, opponents say.

Tanzania's new information laws draw fire from critics