Counting the Cost

World wide web at 30: What's next for the web?

World wide web inventor Tim Berners-Lee discusses censorship, data privacy and the state of the internet today.

Internet

World wide web turns 30: Designer laments its dark side

World wide web's designer Tim Berners-Lee says online users had found the internet 'not so pretty' recently.

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

Opinion

Confessions of a private spy

I work for a private intel firm. Here is what my life is like.

Stefan Chase

by Stefan Chase

Stefan Chase

Inside Story

Is China taking social monitoring too far?

Millions of people are punished for alleged bad behaviour under a government monitoring scheme in China.

Facebook

British MPs say Facebook 'knowingly' violated data privacy laws

Lawmakers call for social media companies to assume clear legal liabilities for content shared on their platforms.

British MPs say Facebook 'knowingly' violated data privacy laws

Reporter's Notebook

Exposed: China's surveillance of Muslim Uighurs

As China faces increasing criticism over its treatment of its Muslim population, new details emerge about how Beijing spies on Uighurs at home and abroad.

Privacy & Surveillance

Apple blocks Facebook app that paid teens to track internet use

A Facebook research app privacy guidelines by collecting private data like internet history, location data and messages.

Apple blocks Facebook app that paid teens to track internet use

Science & Technology

Bug in Apple FaceTime app lets users listen in on conversations

Apple says 'group FaceTime is temporarily unavailable' as the company works on solving the issue.

Bug in Apple FaceTime app lets users listen in on conversations

India

India: Opponents say Modi creating surveillance state

India's Home Ministry gives 10 government agencies new powers to monitor computers across the country.

India: Opponents say Modi creating surveillance state

Radicalised Youth

Rethinking Radicalisation

How the West's dealing with perceived threats of a post-9/11 world affects young people vulnerable to radicalisation.

China

Google workers push to stop censored Chinese search project

Tech giant taken to task for not challenging Chinese government's policy that politically sensitive results be blocked.

Google workers push to stop censored Chinese search project

China

Chinese university condemned for plan to monitor devices

School in the southern Guangxi region planned to confiscate and review all student and staff electronic devices.

Chinese university condemned for plan to monitor devices

AJ IMPACT

China surveillance firms face backlash amid Xinjiang crackdown

Facial recognition and AI are growing businesses for Chinese tech companies with 'nowhere to hide' for civilian targets.

China surveillance firms face backlash amid Xinjiang crackdown

UpFront

Will Saudi Arabia execute one of its top clerics?

We talk to the son of cleric Salman al-Awdah and debate the danger of social media with tech pioneer Jaron Lanier.