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By Jared Smith on webaim.org
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.
By Albert Fox Cahn and Jake Laperruque, opinion contributors on The Hill (thehill.com)
Our growing dependence on big tech makes it easier for police to track more and more of us with less and less effort.
By Sara Fischer on Axios (axios.com)
Users will be able to use TikTok videos as their resumes.
By BBC Trending on BBC News (bbc.co.uk)
Volunteers are busting anti-vaccine conspiracy theories with decoy Facebook groups.
By Shannon Vavra on CyberScoop (cyberscoop.com)
A surge in disinformation campaigns outsourcing operations to firms to meddle in local politics is raising content moderation questions.
By Todd Feathers on The Markup (themarkup.org)
The U.S. Census Bureau is undertaking a privacy overhaul. It’s not going well
By See all articles by Ari Ezra Waldman on papers.ssrn.com
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 (7amleh.org)
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, …
By Christopher Reynolds on CTV News (ctvnews.ca)
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.
By Justin Hendrix on Tech Policy Press (techpolicy.press)
Lawmakers join government officials around the world in raising concerns about data sharing between WhatsApp and Facebook.
on Home (bsg.ox.ac.uk)
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