Google wins case over EU's 'right to be forgotten' rules

Business Sep 25, 2019

Google wins case over EU's 'right to be forgotten' rules

Handing Google a major victory, the European Union's highest court ruled Tuesday that the EU's "right to be forgotten" rules that allow people to control what comes up when their name is searched online do not apply outside the 28-nation bloc. Over the past five ...

Big Tech backlash kicks into gear with antitrust moves

Business Sep 10, 2019

Big Tech backlash kicks into gear with antitrust moves

The backlash against Big Tech moved into a new phase Monday as officials from nearly all U.S. states announced an antitrust investigation into the dominance of internet giant Google LLC. The announcement from 50 attorneys general calls for a probe into whether Google abused its ...

Facial recognition becomes opt-in feature at Facebook

Business / Tech Sep 4, 2019

Facial recognition becomes opt-in feature at Facebook

Facebook on Tuesday said facial recognition technology applied to photos at the social network will be an opt-in feature. The change that began rolling out to users around the world came as the leading social network remains under pressure to better protect privacy and user ...

Confusion clouds China's social credit system

Asia Pacific Sep 3, 2019

Confusion clouds China's social credit system

by Poornima Weerasekara

From penalizing irresponsible dog owners to blacklisting dissenters, critics warn China's social credit system enables authorities to define "desirable and undesirable behavior" and could allow unprecedented control of citizen's lives. The fledgling initiative has sparked fears the authoritarian state is tightening its grip on an ...