Tag: Human Rights / Civil Rights

Facebook fires employee who protested inaction on Trump posts

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc fired an employee who had criticized Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg’s decision not to take action against inflammatory posts by...

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...

Outside panel to review Samsung heir Lee’s case: Seoul prosecutors

SEOUL (Reuters) – An outside panel will weigh the validity of an investigation into Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lee over a 2015 merger and...

Zoom suspends U.S.-based activists’ account after Tiananmen event

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Zoom Video Communications temporarily shut the account belonging to a group of U.S.-based Chinese activists after they held an event to commemorate...

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...

Israel’s NSO showcases drone tech, pushes to counter rights abuse allegations

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Israel’s NSO Group showcased a new anti-drone defence on Monday, giving the public a rare look at its technology as it...

Court to decide whether to jail embattled Samsung heir again

SEOUL (Reuters) – A South Korean court will rule as soon as Monday whether to send Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lee back to jail...

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....

Reddit co-founder Ohanian resigns from board, wants a black candidate to take over

(Reuters) – Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian on Friday resigned from the social network firm’s board and sought to be replaced by a black candidate. FILE...

Singapore plans wearable virus-tracing device for all

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore plans to give a wearable device that will identify people who had interacted with carriers of coronavirus to each of its...

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 backpedals after ‘shooting’ threat to Minneapolis protesters

(In May 29 story, corrects wording of Trump tweet in second paragraph; changes headline) By Steve Holland and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President...

Facebook staffers walk out saying Trump’s posts should be reined in

(Reuters) – Facebook employees walked away from their work-from-home desks on Monday and took to Twitter to accuse Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg of inadequately policing...

Facebook’s Zuckerberg faces employee backlash over Trump protest comments

(Reuters) – Facebook employees accusing Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg of inadequately policing U.S. President Donald Trump’s posts took to Twitter to praise the rival social...

Facebook, Snapchat join chorus of companies condemning George Floyd death, racism

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc and Snap Inc became the latest U.S. companies condemning racial inequality in the United States as violent protests flared up across...

Canada’s Huawei extradition ruling could unleash more Chinese backlash

OTTAWA (Reuters) – A Canadian court ruling that could permit the extradition of a senior Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] executive to the United States...

Trump backpedals after ‘shooting’ threat to Minneapolis rioters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday tried to walk back a Twitter threat to respond with deadly force to three days of...

Trump threatens ‘shooting’ response to Minneapolis riot over police killing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Friday to stop looters in Minneapolis with deadly military force, after that city weathered a third...

Twitter hides Trump tweet for ‘glorifying violence’

(Reuters) – Twitter hid a tweet by U.S. President Donald Trump behind a warning for the first time on Friday, accusing him of breaking its...

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...

Trump threatens social media shutdown over Twitter fact-check label

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to regulate or shut down social media companies for stifling conservative voices, a day after...

Explainer: How ending Hong Kong’s ‘special status’ could affect U.S. companies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – New Chinese national security restrictions imposed on Hong Kong could draw a U.S. revocation of the former British colony’s “special status” under...

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: 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...