Media

Julian Assange's father: My greatest worry is he will die in jail

As his son battles the US's extradition attempt, John Shipton fears for the whistle-blower's mental and physical health.

Julian Assange's father: My greatest worry is he will die in jail

Inside Story

Is Huawei a threat to cybersecurity?

United States again pushes for Chinese tech firm to be banned from 5G networks.

India

Indian state to test facial recognition in local polls

Software to be used to verify voters in 10 polling stations in Telangana state despite growing concerns about privacy.

India's Telangana to test facial recognition in local elections

Opinion

Cambridge Analytica and the end of elections

The latest Cambridge Analytica leaks show just how compromised voting - one of the pillars of democracy - has become.

Nanjala Nyabola

by Nanjala Nyabola

Nanjala Nyabola

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.

AJ Impact

'Do not sell my info': New California data privacy law to kick in

Shoppers will soon be able to opt out of allowing retailers and other companies to sell personal data to third parties.

'Do not sell my info': New California data privacy law to kick in

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

The China Cables: Disrupting Beijing's Xinjiang narrative

Unprecedented leak of Chinese documents reveals the extent of camps in Xinjiang. Plus, the spyware hacking journalists.

The Listening Post

Pegasus: Surveilling journalists from inside their phones

A look at the spyware that is hacking journalists around the world.

Witness

The Feeling of Being Watched: Surveillance in a US-Arab Community

A filmmaker discovers one of the largest pre-9/11 FBI surveillance operations and reveals its impacts on her community.

The Listening Post

Twitter in the Middle East

From a Saudi spy scandal to suspicious closures of accounts, is Twitter in the Arab world really promoting free speech?

AJ Impact

Israeli startup investigated over use of biometric technology

Microsoft probes whether Israeli startup it funded is violating the US tech giant's principles over facial recognition.

Israeli startup investigated over use of biometric technology

The Listening Post

Arab Twitter: A tool for #freespeech or #surveillance?

From a Saudi spy scandal to suspicious account closures: Twitter in the Arab world. Plus, 'red media' in Taiwan.

India

Privacy concerns as India readies facial recognition system

Experts warn of privacy risks and mass surveillance as government prepares to roll out new camera technology.

Privacy concerns as India readies facial recognition system

AJ Impact

California announces probe of Facebook privacy practices

The social network is under fire in the US state for giving third parties data access and not disclosing its practices.

California announces probe of Facebook privacy practices