JEDII Tech News: May 11

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WebAIM Million – 2021 Update

By Jared Smith on

This annual accessibility analysis of the home pages of the top one million web sites provides insight into the current state of and trends for web accessibility.  97.4% of home pages had detectable WCAG 2 failures. This was a small improvement from 98.1% in 2020.

Putting a price on privacy: Ending police data purchases

By Albert Fox Cahn and Jake Laperruque, opinion contributors on The Hill (

Our growing dependence on big tech makes it easier for police to track more and more of us with less and less effort.

TikTok is launching a job hiring service to help find gigs for Gen Z

By Sara Fischer on Axios (

Users will be able to use TikTok videos as their resumes.

The volunteers using ‘honeypot’ groups to fight anti-vax propaganda

By BBC Trending on BBC News (

Volunteers are busting anti-vaccine conspiracy theories with decoy Facebook groups.

Facebook is observing a ‘steady growth’ in disinformation-for-hire services

By Shannon Vavra on CyberScoop (

A surge in disinformation campaigns outsourcing operations to firms to meddle in local politics is raising content moderation questions.

Will New Privacy Changes Protect Census Data or Make Things Worse?

By Todd Feathers on The Markup (

The U.S. Census Bureau is undertaking a privacy overhaul. It’s not going well

Outsourcing Privacy by Ari Ezra Waldman :: SSRN

By See all articles by Ari Ezra Waldman on

An underappreciated part of the narrative of privacy managerialism—and the focus of this Essay—is the information industry’s increasing tendency to outsource pr

#Hashtag Palestine 2020: An Overview of Digital Rights Abuses of Palestinians during the Coronavirus Pandemic - حملة

By Nadsoft on المركز العربي لتطوير الإعلام الاجتماعي (

On Monday, 10 May 2021, 7amleh - The Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media launched its annual report on Palestinian digital rights, entitled “#Hashtag Palestine 2020.” The report details violations that took place in 2020, and specifically during the coronavirus pandemic, by authorities, …

Canada’s privacy watchdog investigating Pornhub over alleged non-consensual content

By Christopher Reynolds on CTV News (

A federal watchdog says he is investigating Pornhub over potential privacy breaches related to exploitive content posted online, as concerns around non-consensual use of images in a digital world continue to mount.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus members ask Facebook to reverse WhatsApp terms of service update

By Justin Hendrix on Tech Policy Press (

Lawmakers join government officials around the world in raising concerns about data sharing between WhatsApp and Facebook.

AI and the biased society: Is Europe ready for an algorithmic world?

on Home (

An examination of how to build fairness into machine learning, ensuring that AI does not reflect and exacerbate existing biases and inequality in our societies

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