A yearlong study concluded that Facebook had made little progress in moderating non-English-language content in India, the company’s largest market by users.
Millions of dollars from US university endowments, foundations, and retirement plans have helped fund two billion-dollar Chinese facial recognition startups: SenseTime and Megvii. The Chinese government is using their technologies to surveil and profile its own citizens.
Facial Recognition Technology Is Facing A Huge Backlash In The US. But Some Of The World’s Biggest Tech Companies Are Trying To Sell It In The Gulf.
Face recognition has been banned in San Francisco and linked by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to a rise in global fascism. But it’s being marketed in Dubai, which has spied on hundreds of dissidents, by American and Chinese tech giants.
For the first time, the app used by police in China to collect huge amounts of people’s personal information has been reverse engineered.
Some commentators have praised the Sri Lankan government's decision to temporarily shut down social media — but people in the country say Facebook is being centered in a discussion of violence with far more complex causes.
Ferkat Jawdat, who lives in Virginia, told BuzzFeed News that China was using his relatives “as hostages.”
The Whistle has just five staffers, and is the only internationally accredited fact-checking group in Israel.
Turkey is one of the few Muslim-majority countries to call out China’s crackdown on Uighur Muslims. A BuzzFeed News investigation finds that several Turkish nationals have also disappeared, something that has never been publicly acknowledged by Turkey.
More than 1,000 women who had mammograms done through a US-funded program and were flagged for follow-ups have had to seek other treatment options.
This Australian Baby Boy Has Spent His Whole Life Trapped In China’s Police State. Now His Dad Wants Him Out.
The 18-month-old boy’s Australian father is fighting to be reunited with his family.
One of the last remaining major social networks in Iran has become a haven for free expression and opportunity for women. That’s put it in the sights of the regime.
The previously undetected group — dubbed APT39 — is thought to be providing information to the Iranian government.
Release Detained Canadians Now, Former Foreign Ministers, Diplomats And Academics Tell China In Open Letter
Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor were detained in December, apparently in retaliation for the arrest of a Huawei executive in Canada.
Peter Humphrey's profile was only restored in China after BuzzFeed News contacted Microsoft-owned LinkedIn, which said the page had been removed in error. It's the second such incident in a week.
"I feel threatened and outraged," Zhou Fengsuo, who left China after the Tiananmen Square protests, told BuzzFeed News.
The Histories Of Today's Wars Are Being Written On Facebook And YouTube. But What Happens When They Get Taken Down?
Investigators depend on photos and videos posted online from war zones. But takedowns by Facebook and YouTube are putting the war crimes prosecutions of the future at risk.
Negative articles and comments about Trump were censored on the Chinese internet as recently as this summer. But now the floodgates appear to be open.
China Vowed There'd Be Consequences For The Arrest Of A Senior Tech Executive. Now Two Canadians Have Been Detained.
The detentions come after Canada arrested a senior Huawei executive.
A month after Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance, the climate in Saudi Arabia has kept Twitter users silent.
Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, known online by her handle, was serving a decadelong sentence when she was freed on Wednesday.