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

Islam

Is the US unfairly spying on its Muslim citizens?

Newly released documentary 'The Feeling of Being Watched' looks at government surveillance of Muslim Americans.

Is the US unfairly spying on its Muslim citizens?

Privacy

Blacklist: Many Muslims listed by World-Check without evidence

People and institutions placed in influential database as potential risks without proof of wrongdoing, Al Jazeera finds.

Blacklist: Many Muslims listed by World-Check without evidence

AJ Impact

Ahead of 2020 vote, Facebook boosts election security efforts

Social media giant has also suspended networks of accounts from Russia and Iran that spread divisive political messages.

Ahead of 2020 vote, Facebook boosts election security efforts

AJ IMPACT

Ransomware cripples US emergency services, local governments

Travails of one Georgia county illustrate perils of ransomware attacks that have plagued United States towns and cities.

Ransomware cripples US emergency services, local governments

AJ Impact

Uighur rights: US blacklists Hikvision, China security bureaus

China is urging the US to 'correct its mistakes', saying it will continue to protect its sovereignty and security.

Uighur rights: US blacklists Hikvision, China security bureaus

Counting the Cost

Germany on the brink of recession: How will the economy be saved?

Will Angela Merkel defer her debt concerns and keep the economy from recession? Plus the controversy over 5G technology.

AJ Impact

European Court of Justice to rule on Google privacy case Tuesday

The EU court will rule on whether France's so-called 'right to be forgotten' should apply globally.

European Court of Justice to rule on Google privacy case Tuesday

Privacy & Surveillance

Researchers warn of increased China-style AI surveillance

At least 75 out of 176 countries globally are actively using artificial intelligence for surveillance purposes.

Researchers warn of increased China-style AI surveillance

Privacy & Surveillance

US government sues Edward Snowden over his memoir

Justice Department says Snowden violated nondisclosure agreements by publishing 'Permanent Record' without gov't review.

US government sues Edward Snowden over his memoir

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.