human rights

Microsoft Demands Privacy Protection To Safeguard Rights

Privacy protection is essential to shield human rights, says Microsoft President Smith, as he calls for tougher controls

1 year ago

US Adds More Chinese Firms To ‘Entity List’

Another 28 Chinese companies have been added to US blacklist over alleged mistreatment of Muslim minorities

2 years ago

San Francisco To Ban The Use Of Facial Recognition Tech

First city in the United States looks to ban the use of facial recognition over privacy and human rights concerns

2 years ago

Ministers Call For Scottish Police To Delay Rollout Of Phone-Hacking Tech

MSPs say more work is needed on the privacy and human rights implications of the controversial tools, which bypass phone…

2 years ago

Kim Dotcom Wins Damages From Human Rights Tribunal

Megaupload founder wins human rights court battle and promptly declares extradition case to US is over

3 years ago

Court Rules In Favour Of Engineer Sacked Over Personal Messages

A Romanian engineer was wrongfully sacked after his employer read personal messages sent using an account set up for work,…

4 years ago

Accenture, Microsoft Collaborate On Blockchain-Based ID For Refugees

The two companies demonstrated a prototype that could help provide officially recognised identification for 7 million refugees worldwide

4 years ago

UK And France Could Fine Companies Over Extremist Content

Prime minister Theresa May is to discuss new legal measures against social media companies in her meeting with French president…

4 years ago

European Court Of Justice May Rule On UK Surveillance Law

The legality of last year's Investigatory Powers Act may be referred to the European Court of Justice, following a challenge

4 years ago

China Adopts Controversial Cybersecurity Law Despite Foreign Criticism Over Internet Freedoms

The legislation could put further privacy and security pressures on foreign companies trying to operate in China

4 years ago

Investigatory Powers Bill Given Cautious Support By Human Rights Committee

Journalist sources must be protected says committee of MPs, but admits bulk data collection can be justified

5 years ago

UN Human Rights Commissioner Supports Apple Against FBI

If the FBI were successful it could unlock 'a Pandora's Box', according to Prince Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein

5 years ago

Mac, Windows Malware Hits Uyghur Activists

Researchers have warned that a malware campaign with both Mac OS X and Windows components is singling out human rights…

9 years ago

Twitter Bomb Joker Case Hits Stalemate

Two High Court judges have been unable to reach a decision in Paul Chambers' Twitter appeal, which will move to…

9 years ago

Programmer Sentenced To Death In Iran For Upload Software

Human rights groups call for Saeed Malekpour to be released and allege torture

9 years ago

Cisco Study Finds Internet As Vital As Food And Air

The Internet is as vital as food and air, and people cannot live without it, according to a report from…

10 years ago

Rights Groups Oppose Kneejerk Facebook Block

Human rights organisations are opposing a suggested block on social networks during times of civil unrest

10 years ago

WikiLeaks’ Assange In High Court Extradition Appeal

New legal team for WikiLeaks' Assange will take human rights angle in two day High Court extradition appeal

10 years ago

Human Rights Sites Plagued By DDoS Attacks

New research shows opponents of human rights organisations are using DDoS attacks to bring down their websites

10 years ago