Iran has one of the world’s most active state-sponsored cybersecurity programs. It’s possible that hackers will try to strike critical US infrastructure.
Eavesdropping bureaucrats have been replaced by algorithm-driven facial recognition technology. But the real impact of indiscriminate surveillance may be in our minds.
The “Badass” Afghan Pilot Who Went Massively Viral Is Now Living In Exile. She Just Wants To Be Able To Fly Again.
Niloofar Rahmani was feted as a global feminist icon and honored by Michelle Obama. But as the decade closes, she’s separated from her family, her dreams in tatters.
Dozens of accounts were suspended without reason during rare anti-government protests, new research shared with BuzzFeed News shows.
By cross-referencing just one hour of footage from public webcams with stories taken in Times Square, BuzzFeed News confirmed the full identities of a half dozen people.
With most votes counted, the party of Netanyahu, Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, is slightly behind its main rival.
In 2001, the US pledged to remake Afghanistan as a place where women could thrive. But they had no voice during peace talks with the Taliban — nor when Trump abruptly canceled them 18 years later.
Data including when women last had sex was sent to Facebook and other third-party services, according to new research shared exclusively with BuzzFeed News.
Israel decided to allow Tlaib in to see her grandmother if she didn't promote a boycott of Israel over its treatment of Palestinians during her trip, but Tlaib says she won't travel there.
Ahead of the announcement, President Donald Trump said it would show "great weakness" if Israel permitted the congresswomen to visit.
Activists launched a massive online campaign to prevent Ablikim Yusuf from being forced to return to China, where he faced possible detention in secretive internment camps.
Activists are rallying to prevent a Uighur man in Qatar from being sent back to China, where he could be sent to an internment camp
An American Reporter Was Denied A Visa To China. She Said It’s Because She Criticized The Communist Party.
Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, a Washington, DC–based freelance journalist, applied for a journalist visa with AFP last year. AFP was told to find another journalist.
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.