From the no-surprise dept., Stephen Chen reports: China is building the world’s most powerful facial recognition system with the power to identify any one of its 1.3 billion citizens within three seconds. The goal is for the system to able to match someone’s face to their ID photo with about [Read More…]
Peter Bright reports: The lack of clear information about what Microsoft does with the data that Windows 10 collects prevents consumers from giving their informed consent, says the Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA). As such, the regulator says that the operating system is breaking the law. To comply with the [Read More…]
RadioFreeEurope RadioLiberty reports: A Russian court has imposed an 800,000 ruble ($14,000) fine on Telegram for refusing to provide the Federal Security Service (FSB) with encryption keys to the popular messaging app. Judge Yulia Danilchik issued the ruling on October 16 at Moscow’s Meshchansky District Court. Read more on RFERL.
The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Trying to determine the health needs and prevalence of problems for LGBT patients in the UK has seemingly led to a totally disgraceful position that doctors should routinely ask – and record answers to – questions about patients’ sexual orientation. Stephen [Read More…]