One victim of COVID-19 pandemic may be privacy rights

World | ANALYSIS Mar 29, 2020

One victim of COVID-19 pandemic may be privacy rights

by Rob Lever

Digital surveillance and smartphone technology may prove helpful in containing the coronavirus pandemic, but some activists fear they also could bring lasting harm to privacy and digital rights. From China to Singapore to Israel, governments have ordered electronic monitoring of their citizens' movements in an ...

Nancy Pelosi warns Europe that Huawei represents Chinese state police

Business / Tech Feb 18, 2020

Nancy Pelosi warns Europe that Huawei represents Chinese state police

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stepped up U.S. warnings about Beijing's global telecommunications ambitions, saying Chinese operator Huawei Technologies Co. must be prevented from controlling the next generation of wireless networks. Pelosi said autocracy in China makes Huawei a threat to Western countries as they prepare ...

EU announces strict 5G rules but no Huawei ban

Business / Tech Jan 30, 2020

EU announces strict 5G rules but no Huawei ban

EU countries could ban telecom operators deemed a security risk from critical parts of 5G infrastructure under guidelines issued Wednesday, amid U.S. pressure to shut out Chinese giant Huawei. The EU plan, which closely mirrors rules set out Tuesday by Britain allowing a limited role ...

China a '21st century surveillance state,' U.S. defense chief says

Asia Pacific Jan 25, 2020

China a '21st century surveillance state,' U.S. defense chief says

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Friday that China's Communist Party had created a surveillance state that uses artificial intelligence to repress Muslim minorities and pro-democracy demonstrators. China has faced an outcry from activists, scholars, foreign governments and U.N. rights experts over what they ...