David Kaye

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The revelations about Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and the de facto Saudi ruler Mohammed bin Salman would seem over-cooked in a Hollywood movie script. But the issues they raise are deadly serious. Photograph: Bandar al-Jaloud/AFP via Getty

The owner of one of the world’s richest companies and one of its most influential newspapers has his phone hacked after receiving a WhatsApp message a(...)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg: If we do not want Facebook to run financial markets, it should not be allowed to create a global digital currency. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP

For a long time, regulators and lawmakers took a hands-off approach towards technology companies. Initiatives to regulate the industry tended to be cr(...)

UN reports proposes legal and policy framework to regulate and ensure accountability and transparency in the private surveillance  industry

UN Special Rapporteur for freedom of opinion and expression David Kaye has called for a moratorium on the global sale of private surveillance industry(...)

Abdu Shakur, whose son Rashid Ahmed was among 10 Rohingya men killed by Myanmar security forces and Buddhist villagers on September 2nd, 2017, holds a family picture at Kutupalong camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Photograph: Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters

An investigation into the killing of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar prompted a demand from Washington for a credible probe into the bloodshed there and (...)

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe says it is his responsibility to ensure that counter-terrorism measures are in place ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters

Japan is famously one of the planet’s safest countries. Crime has fallen for 13 straight years. The murder rate of 0.3 per 100,000 people is among the(...)

 Maldives president     Abdulla Yameen: Hours after an al-Jazeera  documentary airing corruption allegations against him was posted online, police raided a building in the capital, Malé, housing the “Maldivian Independent”, a newspaper accused of links to the former president Mohamed Nasheed’s Maldivian Democratic Party. Photograph: Money Sharma/AFP/Getty

Authorities in the Maldives have raided the offices of a newspaper and a human rights NGO and cancelled the passports of fugitive opposition figures a(...)