Chinese surveillance camera manufacturer Hikvision is the latest firm from that country to face the threat of US sanctions, with a report saying that the action would be taken on the alleged grounds of enabling human rights abuses.
Apple has responded to concerns raised by its shareholders over the company’s role in enabling the government of China’s cyber-surveillance and censorship, by adopting a new human rights policy, according to activist group SumOfUs and a coalition of investors and human rights groups.
One of the weirdest conspiracy theories to ever emerge in Australia has as its sponsor the Communications Minister Paul Fletcher. According to this theory, people who are raising doubts about the safety of 5G — or tying it to the COVID-19 outbreak — could be state-based actors — aka spies from another country — who are spreading this misinformation to divide Australia.
The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade says one of its committees has been tasked with inquiring into the possibility of the country adopting a Magnitsky-style global human rights sanctions regime. This would be a copy of what the US has done.
Telecommunications consumer group ACCAN says it continues to have concerns about the technical shortfalls of the COVIDSafe app, as well as issues relating to public education about the app.
Telecommunications network traffic has been spiking around the world, demonstrating the critical roles of networks and connectivity during the coronavirus pandemic, according to Nokia, which just published its annual global sustainability report.
As Apple gets ready to explain its iPhone production strategy to shareholders in the wake of the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak in China at its annual general meeting on 26 February, another group of shareholders is set to take Apple to task over its human rights record in that country.
London police dragged whistleblower publisher and award-winning journalist Julian Assange out of his place of political refuge yesterday. Apart from anything else it is a valuable lesson about the true nature of those who rule over us.
Former NSA hacker Jake Williams has again slammed the US Government for naming individual attackers from other countries, with his comments this time directed at the FBI for naming a North Korean in a criminal complaint.
Global professional services firm Accenture says it is transforming its Code of Business Ethics for the digital age by applying changes including the use of integrated intelligence technology.
Global technology solutions for legal professionals vendor LexisNexis is collaborating with the Australian Human Rights Commission to develop RightsApp, a mobile application that allows users to quickly and easily search international human rights conventions and declarations by topic and right.
Sri Lankan and Filipino refugees sheltered NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden from the time he left a hotel in Hong Kong until he was able to leave the territory, according to a German newspaper.
Delegates to a global Internet governance and digital privacy conference have questioned the Australian Government’s legislation on cybersecurity, which they consider as extreme, flawed, and sacrificing human rights, according to a delegate, who is a member of the Internet Society of Australia.
Data retention is a hot topic, so much so that the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights has included several pages examining the proposed legislation in its fifteenth report of the 44th Parliament. Suggestions put forward are that TIA Amendment Data Retention bill invades privacy, doesn’t properly define data, goes too far and needs further amendment.
Apple is once again fighting allegations of worker rights violations at Chinese factories after fresh reports that over 10,000 underage and student workers work in crowded production rooms at parts supplier Pegatron.
Responding to a recent spate of worker suicides at the Foxconn manufacturing plant, Apple, Dell, and HP have announced separate investigations into working conditions at the factory.
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