Tags human rights

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

by Suzanne Smalley

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

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

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

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

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

“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.