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

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