U.K. Women's Equality Party debuts

Nov 27, 2016

U.K. Women's Equality Party debuts

Britain’s newly formed Women’s Equality Party is thrashing out topics such as unequal pay and the “disaster” of Donald Trump beating Hillary Clinton to the White House, at its first ever conference this weekend. The WEP’s debut congress since its formation in March last ...

Repression is Castro's darkest legacy: Amnesty

Nov 27, 2016

Repression is Castro's darkest legacy: Amnesty

Amnesty International said Saturday that Fidel Castro, who was praised by world leaders after his death at age 90, engaged in a “systemic repression of basic freedoms” during his decades in power. The London-based human rights organization said the state of free expression in ...

Nov 26, 2016

Sweeping U.K. snooping bill becomes law

In Britain, Big Brother just got bigger. After months of wrangling, Parliament has passed a contentious new snooping law that gives authorities — from police and spies to food regulators, fire officials and tax inspectors — powers to look at the internet browsing records ...

Nov 25, 2016

China detains editor of human rights website for subversion

An announcement on a Chinese human rights monitoring website says the site’s editor has been detained on suspicion of subverting state power. The website Minsheng Guancha reported late Thursday that editor Liu Feiyue was taken away earlier this month by police in the central ...

Censorship tool built as Facebook eyes China: report

Nov 23, 2016

Censorship tool built as Facebook eyes China: report

Facebook has built a tool for geographically censoring posts at the leading social network as it seeks a path back into China, The New York Times reported on Tuesday. The New York Times cited three current and former Facebook employees, who asked for anonymity, ...

Thai internet laws raise questions about privacy protection

Nov 22, 2016

Thai internet laws raise questions about privacy protection

Thailand’s military government, which has cracked down on online dissent since seizing power in 2014, is pushing ahead with cybersecurity bills that rights groups say could mean more extensive online monitoring, raising concerns over privacy protection. Amendments to Thailand’s 2007 Computer Crime Act to ...