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Britain set out its plans this week for a digital identity system aimed at making it easier for people to access public services and buy age-restricted goods – whether registering with a new doctor or buying a bottle of wine.
In its latest earnings call, Twitter Inc announced that it was building a subscription-based service. But it revealed little else.
Celebrities, brands, leaders and ordinary people are all falling foul of "cancel culture", a movement that seeks to call out offensive behaviour but that critics denounce as excessive and contributing to increased political polarisation.
One of the most anticipated video games is one whose existence has yet to be acknowledged by its publisher, Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment. It’s a big-budget Harry Potter game that will let players role-play as wizards and roam a vast, open-world re-creation of Hogwarts and its surrounding areas.
It's a Spring Saturday and somewhere deep in Philadelphia, five twentysomethings are huddled in a small apartment, each hunched over a computer. The click-clack of their keyboards is the only sound heard in the room, but via their devices, they're running one of the largest music festivals in the world.
Archive of Our Own, one of the Internet’s biggest fanfiction sites, blocked in China amid new censorship rules
Archive of Our Own, also known as AO3, says its site is inaccessible in China and it is “not due to anything on our end”. The site’s disconnection from China’s Internet has angered some users, who blame fans of actor Xiao Zhan for reporting a story featuring their idol.
India is planning to create the world's largest facial-recognition database, with the technology already being widely used by police, airports and even cafes. Critics fear this violates human rights and will turn the country into a Chinese-style surveillance state.
For consumer brands and companies in 2019, the Internet has laid bare two bewildering realities: It’s nearly impossible to stay out of politics. And when there is even a hint of political controversy, the outrage machine will spin itself into high gear.
The Communications Workers of America union filed a US federal labour charge against Alphabet Inc's Google on Dec 5, accusing the company of unlawfully firing four employees to deter workers from engaging in union activities.
Ten years after it was introduced, India's national digital identity system is becoming ubiquitous in the country, even as large numbers of homeless and transgender people are excluded and many denied essential services, a study showed.