Ilan Matkovski

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The limits of free speech (when you have 50 million YouTube subscribers)

A lawyer explains freedom of speech, censorship and contracts<p>There is an increasing amount of noise surrounding “freedom of speech,” “fake news,” and everyone’s right to be heard. This has particular bearing on the gaming community, where the term “freedom of speech” is often used incorrectly.<p>On …

Pakistan’s Assault on Digital Rights

Last year's Cyber Crimes Bill could be used as a tool to silence free speech in the digital space.

Digital Rights

Why Indian Censorship Is Hurting the Country’s Cinema

Indian censors continue to hold back the country's movies, and silencing a new film about women's rights is the latest example that the situation …

Brazil's worst recession: 8 consecutive quarters of contraction

Brazil's hangover from its annual Carnival festival is extra bad this year.<p>Latin America's largest country is still crawling through its worst recession in its history.<p>Brazil's economy shrank 3.6% in 2016. That's just a slight improvement from 2015, when it contracted 3.8%, but still far from good. …

Brazil

The amazing brains of the real-time interpreters

The world’s most powerful computers can’t perform accurate real-time interpreting of one language to another. Yet human interpreters do it with ease. Geoff Watts meets the neuroscientists who are starting to explain this remarkable ability.<p>One morning this summer I paid a visit to the sole United …

Language

The mind-blowing AI announcement from Google that you probably missed.

In the closing weeks of 2016, Google published an article that quietly sailed under most people’s radars. Which is a shame, because it may just be …

Here's How Much Congress Got Paid During The Shutdown

The government shutdown came to a close early Thursday morning when President Barack Obama signed a bill to fund the government and lift the debt ceiling after a 16-day standoff in Congress.<p>While hundreds of thousands of furloughed federal workers went without pay for over two weeks, members of …

The FTC's chief technologist explains why changing your password actually makes your personal data less secure

It sucks. It feels like you're being prompted to do it every other day instead of a few times a year, and it's hard to keep track of what you changed the password to.<p>It's annoying, but necessary for maintaining your cybersecurity, right?<p>Well, it turns out that the approach may not even be …

Angola: Police Beat, Set Dogs on Peaceful Protesters

Expand “Samussuku” Chiconda required stitches on his forehead after police officers beat him with batons, Luanda, February 24, 2017. © 2017 Luaty …

Justice

REVEALED: Moazzam Begg used as case study in Prevent training

Moazzam Begg, a former Guantanamo detainee and prominent human rights campaigner, is named in a university Prevent training presentation intended to …

Higher Education

Internet Archive Chairman Brewster Kahle: The web is ‘not fun and games any more’

Kahle says preserving the web — and traditions of openness and net neutrality — is more important than ever under the Trump administration.<p>Brewster Kahle, the entepreneur-turned-chairman of the Internet Archive, has a George Orwell saying on his mind: “If we allow those who control the present to …

Slack bug granted hackers full access to your account and messages

Security researchers have disclosed a concerning vulnerability in popular chat client Slack that allowed attackers to hijack your account and take control of your entire communication line.<p>The flaw, which was initially spotted and documented by Frans Rosén from cybersecurity firm Detectify, …

Information Security

North Korean official who defected says he grew tired of dictatorship

North Korea's former deputy ambassador to Britain said on Monday he defected to South Korea after becoming disenchanted with the North's regime under …

The Psychology of Dictatorship

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Cyber Espionage Seen Expanding to Grasp Trump Policy Changes

U.S. government agencies, think tanks and political groups should expect an increase in cyber espionage as countries like Iran try to grasp changing …

Is the Privacy of Europeans at Risk?

Are the privacy and other rights of European internet users at risk when US companies transfer their data to the United States? Undeniably yes – …

Privacy

Harsh truths about fake news for Facebook, Google and Twitter

To judge by the headlines being passed around on social media during her campaign, Hillary Clinton was often in serious trouble.<p>“Experts” believed …

I’ll never bring my phone on an international flight again. Neither should you.

A few months ago I wrote about how you can encrypt your entire life in less than an hour. Well, all the security in the world can’t save you if …