July 07, 2020
According to BBC, fears of a surveillance state are being expressed ,as the Singapore government develops a wearable device to complement the island's existing contact-tracing app to identify people who might have been infected by those who have tested positive for the Coronavirus.
July 01, 2020
Big retailers, including Starbucks, Coca-Cola, Unilever, Hershey, Honda, Eddie Bauer, The North Face, Levi's, Ben & Jerry's, and Verizon, are withholding advertising to pressure Facebook and other social media platforms to better monitor online hate speech.
June 26, 2020
Symantec, a division of Broadcom, has identified a string of attacks against dozens of U.S. corporations, including eight Fortune 500 companies, by attackers attempting to deploy the WastedLocker ransomware on their networks.
June 24, 2020
Apple announced that the next version of iPhone software, iOS 14, will include new privacy features that show an itemized list of data that user apps are gathering, including location
June 23, 2020
Former UK MEP Daniel Hannan describes how Big Tech is now very much in the politics business, offering multimillion-dollar salaries to ex-politicians as part of their lobbying efforts.
June 17, 2020
Former NGO advertising watchdog Sleeping Giants has created Check My Ads, a consulting firm that aims to help marketers identify whether their ad budgets are inadvertently funding hate speech, conspiracy, and disinformation.
June 14, 2020
In a recent article in The Hill, Alan Raul suggests that, in order to establish thoughtful and effective policy on privacy and data protection, the administration should set up a digital privacy bureau within the Executive Office of the President with a clear leader on the issue.
June 10, 2020
Writing in Modern Diplomacy, Andrei Kadomtsev opines that, as, during the COVID-19 pandemic, multinational media platforms, such as Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter, exhibited the capacity to check the spread of false information, fake news, and panic rumors, politicians, policymakers and activists are now calling for these companies to aggressively fight against other "content harmful to society."
May 20, 2020
German regulators have rejected the €9.5 billion Russia Nord Stream 2 pipeline project request for a 10-year pass from new European Union gas rules on unbundling, network access, and cost regulation.
April 15, 2020
According to the International Monetary Fund ("IMF"), the global economy will suffer its worst year since the Great Depression, which will have a signifiant negative impact on the ability or willingness of businesses to fulfill their business and human rights commitments.