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Umberto Bacchi

U.S. protests fuel calls for ban on racially biased facial recognition tools

05 Jun 2020

NEW YORK / MILAN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Law enforcement agencies should be banned from using racially biased surveillance technology that fuels discrimination and injustice, digital and human rights groups said on Thursday, amid protests over police brutality against black Americans.

U.S. protests fuel calls for ban on racially biased facial recognition tools

05 Jun 2020

NEW YORK / MILAN, June 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Law enforcement agencies should be banned from using racially biased surveillance technology that fuels discrimination and injustice, digital and human rights groups said on Thursday, amid protests over police brutality against black Americans.

YouTube takes down anti-gay ad after outrage in Russia

03 Jun 2020

MILAN, June 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An online video suggesting Russians back constitutional reform or see gay couples win adoption rights was taken down by YouTube on Wednesday after LGBT+ groups said it incited hatred.

Debate on surveillance and privacy heats up as U.S. protests rage

02 Jun 2020

MILAN/NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Chaotic demonstrations over race and policing that swept through the United States over the past week have fuelled a debate over the growing use of surveillance technology by security forces in protests worldwide and its impact on privacy.

EXPLAINER-Debate on surveillance and privacy heats up as U.S. protests rage

01 Jun 2020

MILAN/NEW YORK, June 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - C haotic demonstrations over race and policing that swept through the United States over the past week have fuelled a debate over the growing use of surveillance technology by security forces in protests worldwide and its impact on privacy.

Could a space congestion charge clear up junk-ridden skies?

26 May 2020

MILAN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Countries should levy an "orbit congestion charge" on satellite operators to tackle the growing concentration of space junk cluttering the skies, researchers said on Monday, but with some doubting the practicalities of such a fee.

Could a space congestion charge clear up junk-ridden skies?

26 May 2020

MILAN, May 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Countries should levy an "orbit congestion charge" on satellite operators to tackle the growing concentration of space junk cluttering the skies, researchers said on Monday, but with some doubting the practicalities of such a fee.

Money tree? Data reward apps court coronavirus-hit users

21 May 2020

TBILISI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Would you like to get paid for scrolling on your phone while sitting on the sofa?

As lockdown fuels domestic abuse, social media users fight back

20 May 2020

LONDON/TBILISI/NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When British teenager Kaitlyn McGoldrick heard domestic violence was increasing under lockdown, she posted a video on social media showing victims how to make a silent emergency call to police without their attackers finding out.

FEATURE-As lockdown fuels domestic abuse, social media users fight back

20 May 2020

LONDON/TBILISI/NEW DELHI, May 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - W hen British teenager Kaitlyn McGoldrick heard domestic violence was increasing under lockdown, she posted a video on social media showing victims how to make a silent emergency call to police without their attackers finding out.

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