A privacy group has lodged hundreds of complaints against what it calls “cookie banner terror” online.
Russia is increasingly pressuring Google, Twitter and Facebook to fall in line with Kremlin internet crackdown orders or risk restrictions inside the country, as more governments around the world challenge the companies’ principles on online freedom.
Public Interest Registry launched their .2021 .ORG Impact Awards Tuesday with a call for nominations, an increase in prize money and updated categories.
Now in their third year, the awards seek to honour innovative and inspiring organisations and individuals making the world a better place.
[news release] The OECD has joined the Christchurch Call to Action to Eliminate Terrorist and Violent Extremist Content Online, adding its support to an international coalition of stakeholders working to prevent terrorists and violent extremists from exploiting the Internet.
[news release] It took nearly seven years for the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) to log its first million complaints. It took only 14 months to add the most recent million.
The Internet and the World Wide Web application have transformed daily life and work for more than half of the world’s population. And the actions of those who are online increasingly affect everyone, including the 3.7 billion who are not yet connected.
Smartphone users have become “human snails carrying our homes in our pockets”, with a tendency to ignore friends and family in favour of their device, according to a landmark study.
Our complicated relationship with social media might be simpler than it feels. Just remember how it started.
Some “unacceptable” uses of artificial intelligence would be banned in Europe under proposals unveiled on Wednesday.
The European Commission’s rules would ban “AI systems considered a clear threat to the safety, livelihoods and rights of people”, it said.
What do TV show predictions have to do with far-right conspiracy theories? On TikTok, an app popular with children younger than 14, there’s a very short path from one to the other.