Business & Human Rights

  • FORBES: The U.S. and Other Nations Ask Tech Companies To Build Backdoors To Encrypted Communications

    October 13, 2020

    Member nations of the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing alliance—which includes the United States, Japan and India published a statement on Sunday calling on tech companies to allow law enforcement to gain backdoor access to communication that uses unbreakable end-to-end encryption arguing that it poses “significant challenges to public safety”, including the safety of sexually exploited children and terrorism.

  • Holmes: IRS Under Investigation for Buying Smartphone Data

    October 09, 2020

    Writing in Business Insider, Aaron Holmes reports that the U.S. Treasury Inspector General is investigating the Internal Revenue Service over its practice of buying people's smartphone data from private surveillance companies, which raises Constitutional concerns.

  • U.S. Congressional Investigation Finds that Tech Giants Hold Monopoly

    October 09, 2020

    A 16-month U.S. House congressional investigation into Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook, which may result in future regulation, has concluded that the tech giants hold "monopoly power" in key business segments and have abused their dominance in the marketplace hindering innovation, reducing consumer choice, and weakening democracy.

  • Tillman: Google to Face U.S. Department of Justice

    October 09, 2020

    Jeremy Tillman, president of Ghostery, writes in Newsweek that Google will soon come before the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in an antitrust case, with the possible outcome resulting in more private browsing options and democratization of the Internet, giving consumers a say in how they trade value for the online services they use, either by providing data, seeing ads or paying out of pocket

  • AP Stylebook Changes Definition of the Word "Protest"

    October 06, 2020

    National Review has reported that the Associated Press Stylebook, an English grammar style and usage guide created by American journalists linked with the Associated Press, is discouraging the use of the word “riot” to describe violent protests, instead expanding the definition of “protest” to include violent demonstrations.

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