TechCrunch: Don’t break up big tech — regulate data access, says EU antitrust chief

Breaking up tech giants should be a measure of last resort, the European Union’s competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, has suggested. “To break up a company, to break up private property would be very far reaching and you would need to…

Mashable: Lady Gaga hopes award shows will become gender neutral

[unable to retrieve full-text content] She called for a future where awards are not differentiated by a person’s gender. Read more… More about Mashable Video, Mark Ronson, Lady Gaga, Human Rights, and Lbgtq Source: feeds.mashable.com Source *Information contained on this…

TechCrunch: Singapore activist found guilty of hosting ‘illegal assembly’ via Skype

An ongoing case in Singapore is testing the legal boundaries of virtual conferences. A court in the Southeast Asian city-state this week convicted human rights activist Jolovan Wham of organizing a public assembly via Skype without a permit and refusing…

TechCrunch: Facebook failed to stop a child bride being auctioned on its platform

Facebook failed to prevent its platform being used to auction a 16-year-old girl off for marriage in South Sudan. Child early and forced marriage (CEFM) is the most commonly reported form of gender-based violence in South Sudan, according to a recent…

TechCrunch: UN warns over human rights impact of a “digital welfare state”

The UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights has raised concerns about the UK’s rush to apply digital technologies and data tools to socially re-engineer the delivery of public services at scale, warning in a statement today that…