Tag: Fundamental Rights / Civil Liberties

U.S. lawmakers ask Zoom to clarify China ties after it suspends accounts

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Three U.S. lawmakers asked Zoom Video Communications Inc (ZM.O) to clarify its data-collection practices and relationship with the Chinese government after the...

Amazon pauses police use of its facial recognition tech for a year

(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) on Wednesday said it was implementing a one-year moratorium on police use of its facial recognition software, halting a business...

Republican senators push FCC to act on Trump social media order

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Four Republican U.S. senators on Tuesday urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to review whether to revise liability protections for internet companies...

U.S. failed to properly oversee Chinese telecom carriers: Senate panel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. Senate report released Tuesday says the U.S. government failed to properly oversee Chinese-owned telecommunications companies for nearly two decades. FILE...

Facebook limits spread of ‘Boogaloo’ groups amid protests

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc is making it harder to find user groups associated with the term “Boogaloo,” which refers to a potential U.S....

Hackers and hucksters reinvigorate ‘Anonymous’ brand amid protests

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The amorphous internet activist movement known as Anonymous staged an online resurgence in the past week on the back of real-world...

Trump’s push to regulate social media faces uphill battle at FCC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s effort to regulate social media companies’ content decisions may face an uphill battle from regulators who have previously...

Trump’s social media regulation push faces key hurdle at the FCC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s effort to regulate social media companies’ content decisions may face an uphill battle from regulators who have previously...

With fact-checks, Twitter takes on a new kind of task

(Reuters) – In addition to disputing misleading claims made by U.S. President Donald Trump about mail-in ballots this week, Twitter has added fact-checking labels to...

Exclusive: Zoom plans to roll out strong encryption for paying customers

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Video conferencing provider Zoom (ZM.O) plans to strengthen encryption of video calls hosted by paying clients and institutions such as schools,...

Trump move could scrap or weaken law that protects social media companies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said he will introduce legislation that may scrap or weaken a law that has protected internet companies, including Twitter...

Trump set to order review of law that protects social media companies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to order a review of a law that has long protected internet companies, including Twitter and...

Trump executive order takes aim at social media firms: draft

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to order a review of a law that has long protected Twitter, Facebook and Alphabet’s Google...

Trump to sign executive order on social media on Thursday: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on social media companies on Thursday, White House officials said after Trump threatened...

Dozens of Chinese companies added to U.S. blacklist in latest Beijing rebuke

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States said on Friday it would add 33 Chinese firms and institutions to an economic blacklist for helping Beijing spy...

U.S. adding 33 Chinese companies, institutions to economic blacklist

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States said on Friday it would add 33 Chinese firms and institutions to an economic blacklist for helping Beijing spy...

Factbox: Where do Trump and Biden stand on tech policy issues?

(Reuters) – The regulation of big technology companies such as Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google has been a hot button issue ahead of the...

Factbox: Who are the first members of Facebook’s oversight board?

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) on Wednesday named the first members of its independent oversight board, which will be able to overturn the company’s decisions...

Facebook names first members of oversight board that can overrule Zuckerberg

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s (FB.O) new content oversight board will include a former head of state, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and several constitutional law...

Apple, Google ban use of location tracking in contact tracing apps

FILE PHOTO: The Apple Inc. logo is seen hanging at the entrance to the Apple store on 5th Avenue in Manhattan, New York, U.S., October...

Swiss soldiers pick up smartphones to fight COVID-19

CHAMBLON, Switzerland (Reuters) – In the battle against coronavirus, Swiss soldiers are using smartphones to test a new contact tracing application that could prevent infections...

French lawmakers cry foul as government redraws coronavirus app debate

PARIS (Reuters) – Lawmakers from France’s ruling party accused their own government on Monday of withdrawing a vote on a planned coronavirus tracing app, saying...

Israel’s top court says government must legislate COVID-19 phone-tracking

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Citing grave dangers to privacy, Israel’s Supreme Court ruled on Sunday that the government must bring its use of mobile phone tracking...

Germany flips to Apple-Google approach on smartphone contact tracing

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany changed course on Sunday over which type of smartphone technology it wanted to use to trace coronavirus infections, backing an approach...

Germany flips on smartphone contact tracing, backs Apple and Google

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany changed course on Sunday over which type of smartphone technology it wanted to use to trace coronavirus infections, backing an approach...