The United States and global partners have signed up to a new declaration on the future of the internet. They want to promote an open internet that delivers privacy, competition, and human rights.
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Meta has said that it hopes to make Facebook Protect available to highly targeted users in 50 countries by the end of the year. Facebook Protect adds extra security layers such as 2FA.
The UN has called for a moratorium on the sale or transfer of life-threatening surveillance technology until a framework has been established to ensure such technology preserves human rights.
Microsoft has formed a coalition with Google and WhatsApp, among others, to file an amicus brief against NSO Group, claiming that immunity should not be granted to the Israeli technology firm.
A report claims that WhatsApp has been the target of a surveillance attack developed by Israel-based security firm NSO Group. WhatsApp has confirmed the vulnerability and is still investigating.
Following a UN Human Rights Council report which found evidence of human rights abuses in Myanmar, Facebook has banned dozens of accounts and pages, including that of the country's top military chief.
The UK crusade against online porn has been taken to another level as the country's rules now require online videos to fall under the same censorship rules as published DVDs.
Saudi Arabia has invested a huge amount of money in the ride-hailing company, but Uber has found itself under fire for accepting cash from a government that regularly abuses human rights.
A new app that's making the rounds in Russia allows you to reliably identify anyone on the street and connect them to their online profiles. Moscow police is ready to license the technology.
The European Court of Human Rights ruled that a company, which read its employee's private e-mail and then fired him, acted legally. This decision may create new controversy with regards to privacy.
New rules with regards to NSA spying are expected to be made public today with the agency having to concede a modicum of privacy to non-US citizens. The NSA will now have to delete data.
The legislative body of the European Union has published a report in which mass surveillance is decried as a threat to basic human rights. As a result the EU is proposing even more surveillance.
The latest external audit conducted by a third party found that Samsung's suppliers are continuing to abuse employee rights. The allegations renewed calls to stamp out labor violations by 2015.
A charity auction involving Apple's CEO has ended with a winning bid of over $600,000. The winner will receive a one hour coffee break with one of the most influential people in tech, Tim Cook.
Workers at a Foxconn facility began rioting yesterday after security guards struck an employee. The riot reportedly involved more 1,000 people and left 40 injured, although there were no deaths.
YouTube is adding a feature to blur out faces in videos, citing the growing human rights need for protecting the identities of people involved in activism around the world.
One of the Pirate Bay founders is bringing the landmark case to the European Court of Human Rights. It isn't as much a “copyright infringement” issue as a case about freedom of speech.
Esteemed surfers of Neowin may have read one of my previous articles regarding the Internet restrictions China is currently implementing upon all new computers within its jurisdiction. The link to which can be found, here....