Tags human rights

UN to begin new phase of negotiations on cybercrime treaty, alarming human rights activists

by Suzanne Smalley • 4 weeks ago

A U.N. cybercrime treaty could give global governments new — and what many human rights defenders call worrisome — powers to prosecute cybercrimes.

State Department sounds alarm over Red Cross breach

by Tim Starks • 4 months ago

Foggy Bottom also called on other nations to join the U.S. and ICRC in speaking out.

UN calls for human rights safeguards on artificial intelligence

by Tonya Riley • 8 months ago

A U.N. official says biased data collection in AI is a pressing human rights question.

Suspected Iranian hackers exploit VPN, Telegram to monitor dissidents

by Sean Lyngaas • 11 months ago

The research shows the limits of the cyber industry’s knowledge of Tehran-linked hacking against those who often bear the brunt of it.

White House executive order further restricts investments in Chinese surveillance technology

by Sean Lyngaas • 12 months ago

The Biden administration is taking a similar tack to its predecessor on Chinese technology.

Ex-US ambassador, anti-corruption activists in Ukraine were targets of suspected Russian phishing

by Sean Lyngaas • 12 months ago

“We are pretty aware of such kinds of threats, and we have training all the time and the protocols to deal with them,” said Ukrainian anti-corruption activist Vitaliy Shabunin.