Tag Archives: Human rights

31Aug/23

Moderators could be liable to lawsuits if they fail to protect privacy and data protection

Aug.31, 2023 /Internet/ — Moderators could be liable to lawsuits if they fail to protect privacy and data protection. The European Union’s Digital Services Act (DSA) aims to create a safer online environment for users by holding online platforms more accountable for the content they host. Under the DSA, moderators will be required to take steps to remove illegal content, such as hate speech and child sexual abuse material, from their platforms more quickly. They will also be required to be more transparent about how they moderate content and to give users more control over their data. Continue reading

25Jul/23

Are women better activists than men?

July 25, 2023 — There have been many great male activists throughout history, such as Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, and Gandhi. However, it is true that women have played a disproportionately large role in the fight for human rights.

There are a few reasons for this. First, women have traditionally been excluded from power and decision-making, so they have had to find other ways to make their voices heard. Second, women are often more directly affected by human rights abuses, such as violence against women and girls. Third, women are often more collaborative and less hierarchical than men, which can be an asset in the fight for human rights. Continue reading

04Jul/23

France Human Rights failure

July 4, 2023 /World/ — France has a long history of supporting human rights and has been a vocal advocate for human rights protection on the international stage. However, in recent years, there have been a number of concerns about the French government’s commitment to human rights protection.

Some of the specific areas where France has been criticized for failing to protect human rights include: Continue reading

08Jun/23

Prince Harry is an advocate for security and privacy

June 8, 2023 /Technology/ — Prince Harry may be out of touch with the average person’s experience, but he is not wrong to be concerned about privacy. AI is becoming increasingly powerful, and it is possible that it could be used to invade people’s privacy in ways that we cannot even imagine.

Here are some ways that we can secure privacy with AI: Continue reading

07Jun/23

How secure are ring doorbells?

June 7, 2023 /Technology/ — Ring devices have several cybersecurity vulnerabilities, such as a lack of encryption and absence of extra security protocols. Cybercriminals can use those issues to hack a Ring doorbell or camera. In fact, there were dozens of incidents when someone gained unauthorized access to Ring gadgets. Mozilla’s Privacy Not Included project found that Ring doorbells have a number of privacy and security concerns, including: Continue reading

02May/23

Can AI (Artificial Intelligence) suffer from mental illness?

There are a number of reasons why mental health apps may have worse privacy than other types of apps.

Mental health apps collect more sensitive data. Mental health apps often collect data about users’ mental health, which is considered to be sensitive information. This data can include information about users’ moods, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Continue reading

20Apr/23

How to claim your share of Facebook privacy settlement

April 20, 2023 /Legal/ — If you were a Facebook user in the United States between May 2007 and December 2022, you may be eligible to receive a share of a $725 million settlement between Facebook and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The settlement resolves allegations that Facebook violated the FTC’s privacy law by failing to adequately protect the privacy of its users.
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20Apr/23

AI generated interview with Michael Schumacher

April 19, 2023 /Sports/ — The Schumacher family is likely planning legal action against the German magazine for a number of reasons. First, the interview was published without the family’s consent. Second, the interview is likely to be seen as an invasion of Schumacher’s privacy. Third, the interview could be seen as misleading or fraudulent, as it gives the impression that Schumacher has given an interview when he has not.

The legal implications of this case are still unclear. It is possible that the family could sue the magazine for copyright infringement, invasion of privacy, or fraud. It is also possible that the magazine could be fined or even face criminal charges.
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27Jan/23

The spy clause and the end of anonymity

By Samuel Woodhams | Digital rights researcher and journalist

The long, turbulent history of UK’s Online Safety Bill can be traced back to 2017, with the publication of the Internet Safety Strategy green paper. Since then, the proposed legislation has gone through endless revisions, been delayed and, at times, looked like it might be dropped entirely. Continue reading

01Oct/22

We’ve had the backlash against Big Tech. Now what?

David Carroll
Published: September 29, 2022 | Parsons School of Design

David Carroll is an associate professor of media design at Parsons School of Design at The New School in New York.

Thomson Reuters Foundation — On Sept. 13 an employee of Boston’s Northeastern University was injured when a package delivered to a virtual reality research lab exploded in his hands. Like a scene from a futuristic thriller, a note accompanying the bomb accused the lab of secretly working for Facebook and Meta founder Mark Zuckerberg in a plot to take over society through virtual reality. Continue reading