The State Versus the People: Who Controls the Internet?

August 31, 2021

India’s government and Twitter have been fighting a legal battle over compliance with domestic laws. In June 2020, the tech giant failed to make key local appointments required under India’s new information technology rules. Twitter has more than 22 million users in India and was recently...

The Veiled Face of Data Colonialism Exposed

December 16, 2019

Ulises Ali Mejias, co-author of “The Costs of Connection: How Data is Colonizing Human Life and Appropriating It for Capitalism,” has penned an article in which he draws our attention to a seemingly invisible fact when he claims that “there is a new form of colonialism emerging in the world:...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Amazon’s Facial “Recognition”

May 31, 2018

Facial recognition may be dangerous. We need to recognize it and face the risk. Amazon, known as an online store, has produced at least three things that have made the news in recent years: Kindle (the electronic book), the richest man in the world (Jeff Bezos) and controversy. The latest in the...

Will Europe’s GDPR Rules Launch a New Era of Data Protection?

May 27, 2018

Companies are likely to extend their compliance with the European Union’s new GDPR rules globally. But along with new protections come gray areas about implementation. The European Union’s new rules on data protection and privacy — called the General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR —...