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?

Internet

How authorities shut down the internet

Sudan's internet blackout has gained global attention, but it is not unique. Shutdowns are on the rise around the world.

Internet blackouts: The rise of government-imposed shutdowns

Opinion

Artificial intelligence reinforces power and privilege

Computational surveillance empowers governments and corporations and diminishes accountability.

Cori Crider

by Cori Crider

Cori Crider

AJ Impact

Did Facebook's CEO know about 'problematic' privacy practices?

Wall Street Journal: Facebook found emails that show its CEO was aware of privacy practices now under investigation.

Did Facebook's CEO know about 'problematic' privacy practices?

Privacy & Surveillance

Tech giants rebuff UK's WhatsApp spying proposal

Apple, Google and others say spy agency's 'ghost' proposal to eavesdrop on encrypted services is a threat to security.

Tech giants rebuff UK's WhatsApp spying proposal

Science & Technology

What are the dangers of facial recognition technology?

Civil liberties groups say privacy should not be traded for protection, but governments argue it ensures safety.

What are the dangers of facial recognition technology?

Science & Technology

Automatic facial recognition challenged in UK court

Collecting biometric data such as facial scans in mass surveillance schemes undermines human rights, say activists.

United States

San Francisco first US city to ban facial recognition by police

Ban puts US city at the forefront of increasing discontent over the technology used by government agencies for years.

San Francisco first US city to ban facial recognition by police

Privacy & Surveillance

Spyware discovered targeting phones through WhatsApp calls

The malware was able to penetrate phones through missed calls via the application's voice calling function.

Facebook

Facebook broke Canada privacy laws: Watchdog

Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien pledges to seek a court order to force Facebook to change its practices.

Facebook broke Canada privacy laws: Watchdog

Mexico

Widow of slain Mexican journalist 'targeted by spyware'

Watchdog group says Griselda Triana received bait messages 10 days after her husband, Javier Valdez, was killed.

Widow of slain Mexican journalist 'targeted by spyware'

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