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U.K. mass web-spying faulted by European Court of Human Rights

Sep 13, 2018

U.K. mass web-spying faulted by European Court of Human Rights

Human rights groups and journalists scored a victory against the U.K. government's mass electronic surveillance system Thursday after Europe's top rights court ruled that the so-called "Big Brother" program violated privacy and free speech. The European Court of Human Rights, based in Strasbourg, eastern France, ...

Google fights worldwide 'right to be forgotten' in EU court

Sep 12, 2018

Google fights worldwide 'right to be forgotten' in EU court

Google clashed with France in a top EU court on Tuesday arguing it feared for freedom of speech if forced to apply Europe's "right to be forgotten" principle worldwide. "The court is hearing a wide range of testimonies today, which is highly unusual for a ...

'User-friendly' facial recognition system debuts at Washington airport

Sep 8, 2018

'User-friendly' facial recognition system debuts at Washington airport

As facial recognition technology generates intense scrutiny, a new system unveiled at Washington Dulles International Airport is being touted as a "user-friendly" way to help ease congestion for air travelers. Officials at Dulles unveiled two new face recognition systems Thursday: one to meet legal requirements ...

Europe's new GDPR data law upends global online advertising

/ Aug 24, 2018

Europe's new GDPR data law upends global online advertising

Europe's new data privacy law has put a small army of tech firms that track people online in jeopardy and is strengthening the hand of giants such as Google and Facebook in the $200 billion global digital advertising industry. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) ...

Aug 6, 2018

Singapore tests eye scans at immigration checkpoints: reports

Singapore will scan travelers' eyes at some of its border checkpoints, local media reported Monday, in a trial of expensive technology that could one day replace fingerprint verification. It is the latest in a series of high-tech initiatives in the city-state — some of which ...