Stories about Western Europe

Black Lives Matter forces an IBM U-turn on facial recognition

In wake of Black Lives Matter protests, the company IBM has announced its withdrawal from the facial recognition software market

Password hack claim puts cyber security on the public agenda in North Macedonia

The government said that no user data was compromised in the apparent attack.

Groundswell of support to free Julian Assange around February extradition hearing

"Don’t be fooled: Julian Assange is a journalist, not a hacker, and the US wants to make his work—national security journalism—a crime"

Dear European Commission: Don't let political parties use our data to manipulate the vote

Rather than protecting individuals’ rights, exceptions to the GDPR in some countries are limiting freedom of expression, eroding privacy, and abetting the spread of disinformation.

Netizen Report: EU activists make a final push to keep the internet filter-free

The EU makes a final decision on copyright rules, Iraq considers a new cybercrime law, and internet activists in Kazakhstan, Egypt and Venezuela face legal threats.

Slovak businessman charged with ordering murder of journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée

"This is a significant step, and a rare one in murders of journalists. We hope authorities keep their promise to bring all perpetrators to justice."

Netizen Report: Activists reject EU plans to pre-censor copyright violations, ‘terrorist’ content

A weekly dose of news about challenges, victories, and emerging trends in technology and human rights around the world.

‘We are not bots!’ In Berlin, thousands protest proposed EU regulation on internet upload filters

Protesters rallied against the proposed "upload filters" in EU Copyright Directive, as part of a movement spanning the continent.

In Cardinal George Pell's sexual abuse trial, Australian court fails to suppress the ‘nation's worst kept secret’

"The alleged suppression order on #georgepell is allowing fake news and hearsay and speculation take the place of reputable news sources."

Under Austria's right-wing government, ‘ethical’ principles for journalists could hijack media rights

If the current draft is adopted as it stands, it will provide for an extra layer of strict control that aims to silence the critique and dissent.

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