Zoom reaches $85 mln settlement of lawsuit over user privacy, 'Zoombombing'
The lawsuit claimed Zoom violated users' privacy rights by sharing personal data with Facebook, Google and LinkedIn, and let hackers disrupt meetings in a practice called Zoombombing
Thailand bans 'false messages' amid criticism of handling of coronavirus
Media groups accuse the Thai government of trying to crack down on criticism of its handling of the coronavirus pandemic
How crypto is supercharging ransomware attacks
Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are becoming the preferred payment method in ransomware attacks, in which computer data is held hostage by malicious software. But crypto's anonymity means cybercriminals are becoming even harder to trace and prosecute.
OPINION: How COVID-19 accelerated the clampdown on online civic spaces
The COVID-19 crisis underscored the importance of online public spaces, but it also helped shut it down, criminalise dissent and diminish freedoms
Uber, Lyft drivers strike to win labor rights for U.S. gig workers
Drivers for Uber and Lyft have staged a national strike in cities across the United States, urging Congress to grant gig workers the right to band together and lobby for better wages and working conditions.
Pressure on Big Tech builds as Biden picks another critic for key Justice post
Biden nominated lawyer Jonathan Kanter as the Justice Department's antitrust chief
French prosecutor opens probe after Pegasus spyware complaint
Two journalists from investigate news website Mediapart say they were spied on by Morocco using the Pegasus spyware from Israeli company NSO
Faced with rare protests, Cuba curbs social media access, watchdog says
Social media platforms are facing increased demands from governments globally to take down certain content, and are seeing services restricted or banned during protests
Israeli surveillance firm's Nasdaq plans challenged by digital rights groups
Opposing a firm's digital rights record is unusual, and could have a significant impact on potential public offerings by other companies, says human rights lawyer
Eswatini: Internet restored in African nation amid court challenge
Activists in eSwatini went to court to challenge an internet shutdown they say impacts their freedom and livelihoods. Will similar legal challenges arise elsewhere in Africa?