AJ Impact

US sanctions North Korean hackers blamed for global attacks

Treasury slaps punitive measures on Lazarus Group, Bluenoroff and Andariel, saying they are controlled by Pyongyang.

US sanctions North Korean hackers blamed for global attacks

United States

California moves to ban facial recognition on police body cameras

California ban reflects growing unease in the United States about the risks to privacy and civil liberties.

California moves to ban facial recognition on police body cameras

The Listening Post

How China spins the Xinjiang story to the Chinese

A look at the evolution of China's Xinjiang narrative and how it is controlled by Beijing.

AJ Impact

Apple: Uighurs targeted by iPhone hack, but Google is off base

Big tech firms disagree on scale of cyberattack against China's Muslim minority - and on the scope of vulnerabilities.

Apple: Uighurs targeted by iPhone hack, but Google is off base

Privacy & Surveillance

UK privacy activist to appeal after facial recognition case fails

Ed Bridges, whose face was scanned without consent while shopping and again at a protest, to challenge landmark ruling.

UK privacy activist to appeal after facial recognition case fails

AJ Impact

Google is fined $170m for collecting data on kids

Settlement resolves allegations that YouTube violated a federal online privacy law by tracking children under 13.

Google is fined $170m for collecting data on kids

AJ Impact

Apple apologises, and makes changes to Siri's privacy policy

In a statement, the tech giant announced new plans aimed at improving its digital-assistant services.

Apple apologises, and makes changes to Siri's privacy policy

United States

CIA not spying on the UAE: Report

UAE among a small list of countries where the US intelligence agency conducts a hands-off approach, ex-CIA agents say.

CIA not spying on the UAE: Report

Human Rights

EU seeks new regulation of facial recognition tech

The regulation of artificial intelligence is expected to be a priority for the incoming European Commission president.

EU seeks new regulation of facial recognition technology

AJ IMPACT

Facebook admits it listened to users' audio messages

The company have since said it has stopped doing this as privacy organisations raised concerns over the practice.

Facebook admits it listened to users' audio messages

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

The Listening Post

Going incognito with VPNs in the age of surveillance

A look at why the market for Virtual Private Networks has expanded, enabling users to spread and access information.

Going incognito with VPNs in the age of surveillance

AJ Impact

Facebook warns of privacy changes, discloses another US probe

Chief financial officer says that limits being set by governments on usage of consumer data will hurt revenue.

Facebook warns of privacy changes, discloses another US probe

Science & Technology

All Hail The Algorithm

A five-part series exploring the impact of algorithms on our everyday lives.

All Hail The Algorithm

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?