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The Obama-Biden administration was a charmed era for America’s tech companies – a moment when they were lionised as innovators, hailed as job creators and largely left alone.
Unions representing tens of thousands of Amazon.com Inc employees are planning walkouts and other action as the year’s busiest shopping season begins this week, in protest at the e-commerce giant’s handling of everything from sick pay and Covid-19 precautions to user privacy.
He and his young accomplices hunted women on social media – the ‘sextortion’ ring case roiling South Korea
From his bedroom, Cho Ju-bin, 25, spun illusions and masterminded one of the most notorious sex crime schemes to shake South Korea in years.
Countries must do more to combat racial profiling, UN rights experts said on Nov 26, warning that artificial intelligence programmes like facial recognition and predictive policing risked reinforcing the harmful practice.
Canada’s most populous province is following New York City’s lead in restricting fees that companies such as Uber Technologies Inc and DoorDash Inc charge restaurants for delivery as coronavirus cases continue to rise.
Online video games can be used to propagate extremist ideologies and even prepare attacks, the EU’s anti-terrorist coordinator told AFP in an interview in which he urged more regulation.
China’s ‘wild era’ of Internet may be ending as new personal data protection law seeks to curb Big Tech’s control over user data
The draft version of the new law significantly increases penalties for companies responsible for data breaches, proposing fines of up to US$7.6mil. Given the huge size of the Chinese big data market, some believe the penalties under the new law are light and that it has some shortcomings.
Activist Olimpia Coral went through an inferno in 2013, when an ex-boyfriend posted sexual images that made the rounds in her conservative town in Mexico. Things got so bad – the shaming, the Internet bullying – that she hid in the trunk of a taxi when going to her grandmother’s house a few blocks away.
Amazon.com Inc is partnering with a government counterfeit watchdog to conduct inspections of suspected fake goods at US ports of entry, the company’s latest attempt to excise bogus products from its web store.
Surveillance in China: artist who hides from security cameras in Beijing wants to highlight invasions of privacy
For his latest project, artist Deng Yufeng led a group down a Beijing street with the aim of not getting seen on any of its 90-odd surveillance cameras. China is home to 18 of the world’s 20 most monitored cities and over half the surveillance cameras in use globally, according to a study by one tech website.