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UN member states are set to sidestep a call for a moratorium on commercial spyware, deciding instead to commission a study of how digital technology affects human rights, according to a draft UN human rights resolution seen by Reuters.
The New York Legislature has passed a two-year moratorium on the use of facial recognition in schools.
San Francisco is on track to become the first US city to ban the use of facial recognition by police and other city agencies, reflecting a growing backlash against a technology that’s creeping into airports, motor vehicle departments, stores, stadiums and home security cameras.
Long before Covid-19 changed everything, progressives in Washington had begun pushing for a new era of antitrust enforcement in which the government would take on the power amassed by the captains of today's technology industry – companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon.
When Indonesia looked for new ways to fund government spending on coronavirus relief last month, the world’s fourth most-populous nation homed in on a driver of the economy that was still healthy: the Internet.
A House lawmaker in the United States is pressing Amazon.com Inc’s Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos to reveal more details about the company’s plans to pause selling facial-recognition software to law enforcement.
Amazon.com Inc last week announced a one-year pause in use by police forces of its artificial intelligence software for recognising faces. The next day, Microsoft Corp said it doesn’t currently sell its similar product to US police departments and won’t do so until the US federal government passes a law regulating its use.
Top US universities are ditching telecom equipment made by Huawei Technologies and other Chinese companies to avoid losing federal funding under a new national security law backed by the Trump administration.
ZTE Corp is estimating losses of at least 20bil yuan (RM12.47bil) from a US technology ban that’s halted major operations as clients pull out of deals and expenses mount, people familiar with the matter said.
Activist hackers from the Anonymous collective have claimed responsibility for bringing down five government websites in Iceland in a protest against whale-hunting by the North Atlantic nation.