El Salvador rights groups fear repression after raids on seven offices | Global development- Tempemail

Rights activists in El Salvador said they will not be pressured into silence after prosecutors raided the offices of seven charities and groups in the Central American country. “They’re trying to criminalise social movements,” said Morena Herrera, a prominent women’s rights activist. “They can’t accept that they are in support Continue Reading

Diwali: Experts fear Covid spike as India sees ‘revenge tourism’ boom for festive weekend- Tempemail

It is a smoggy afternoon ahead of the festive weekend in India, and the eight arrival gates of Delhi’s main international airport seem more like the entry points to a carnival site, teeming with excited travellers ready to jet across the country and celebrate Diwali with their loved ones. This Continue Reading

HelpTurkey hashtag under investigation for ‘spreading fear’ about wildfires | Turkey- Tempemail

Prosecutors in Turkey have launched an investigation into a social media hastag critical of the government’s allegedly bungled response to the country’s devastating wildfires, accusing it of spreading “anxiety and fear”. The hashtag HelpTurkey exploded when rightwing president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was pictured on a tour of the damaged region Continue Reading

Apple to Scan Every Device for Child Abuse Content — But Experts Fear for Privacy – Tempemail

Apple on Thursday said it’s introducing new child safety features in iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, and macOS as part of its efforts to limit the spread of Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) in the U.S. To that effect, the iPhone maker said it intends to begin client-side scanning of images shared Continue Reading

Iranians fear new bill will restrict internet even further Social Media Facebook Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Great Firewall YouTube- Tempemail

For Ali Hedieloo, a 40-year-old making wooden furniture in Iran’s capital, Instagram is more than just a surfeit of glossy images. Like an estimated 1 million other Iranians, it’s how he finds customers, as the app has exploded into a massive e-commerce service in the sanctions-hit country. But now, the Continue Reading

Facebook and fear in Manila: Maria Ressa’s fight for facts | Maria Ressa- Tempemail

As terrible as the events were that played out on Capitol Hill on 6 January, Maria Ressa admits to feeling “a small amount of relief” about them. An ex-CNN bureau chief, and now the founder of her own news organisation, Rappler, she had spent the past two years sounding a Continue Reading

Fear itself is the real threat to democracy, not tall tales of Chinese AI | Artificial intelligence (AI)

This week the American Tempemail Security Commission on artificial intelligence released its final report. Cursory inspection of its 756 pages suggests that it’s just another standard product of the military-industrial complex that so worried President Eisenhower at the end of his term of office. On closer examination, however, it turns Continue Reading

‘It’s a war on words’: Turks fear new law to muzzle social media giants | Turkey- Tempemail

When a team of 20 police officers demanded to search journalist Oktay Candemir’s flat earlier this month, he feared the worst: members of the Turkish media who are critical of the government are often arrested on spurious terrorism charges, and he has been in trouble several times before. Instead, one Continue Reading

Australian MP installed security cameras out of ‘genuine fear’ after posts by conspiracy theorist, court hears | Australia news- Tempemail

Federal MP Anne Webster installed security cameras at her home because she feared being physically attacked in her home town of Mildura after a conspiracy theorist accused her of being “a member of a secretive paedophile network” in a series of vicious social media posts. The Guardian revealed on Saturday Continue Reading