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    In Italy, Going Back to Work May Depend on Having the Right Antibodies

    Weighing an idea that might once have been relegated to science fiction, Italy once again finds...

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    As Coronavirus Surveillance Escalates, Personal Privacy Plummets

    Tracking entire populations to combat the pandemic now could open the doors to more invasive forms...

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    To Track Coronavirus, Israel Moves to Tap Secret Trove of Cellphone Data

    The information, intended for use in counterterrorism, would help identify people who have crossed paths with...

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    You Can’t Fight City Hall. But Maybe You Can Fight Google.

    Faced with an array of opponents for its sensor-laden city of tomorrow in Toronto, a Google...

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    It Seemed Like a Popular Chat App. It’s Secretly a Spy Tool.

    ToTok, an Emirati messaging app that has been downloaded to millions of phones, is the latest...

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    China Uses DNA to Map Faces, With Help From the West

    Beijing’s pursuit of control over a Muslim ethnic group pushes the rules of science and raises...

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    Toronto’s City of Tomorrow Is Scaled Back Amid Privacy Concerns

    The overhaul envisioned by a sibling company of Google has been lauded for its innovations. It’s...

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    Australia Proposes Face Scans for Watching Online Pornography

    As a government agency seeks approval of a facial recognition system, it says one use for...

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    Australia Says Google Misled Consumers Over Location Tracking

    The company did not disclose the need to disable two different Android settings to stop data...

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    Hong Kong Takes Symbolic Stand Against China’s High-Tech Controls

    The first major place in China to rebel against Beijing’s technologies of control is one of...

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    Facebook Encryption Eyed in Fight Against Online Child Sex Abuse

    The debate over privacy in the digital age increasingly pits tech companies against law enforcement agencies...

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    One Brother Stabbed the Other. The Journalist Who Wrote About It Paid a Price.

    The use of Europe’s “right to be forgotten” privacy law has broadened, illustrated by two Italian...

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    Real-Time Surveillance Will Test the British Tolerance for Cameras

    Facial recognition technology is drawing scrutiny in a country more accustomed to surveillance than any other...

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    The Baroness Fighting to Protect Children Online

    Beeban Kidron says tech giants exert too much leverage over young users and has pushed laws...

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    Going From Hong Kong to Mainland China? Your Phone Is Subject to Search

    The searches are raising concerns that Beijing is trying to identify travelers sympathetic to the territory’s...

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    In Hong Kong Protests, Faces Become Weapons

    A quest to identify protesters and police officers has people in both groups desperate to protect...

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    Facebook Dodged a Bullet From the F.T.C. It Faces Many More.

    The social network may have escaped restrictions and financial bruising with the F.T.C.’s settlement, but its...

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    Facial Recognition Tech Is Growing Stronger, Thanks to Your Face

    Large databases, built with images from social networks and dating services, contain millions of pictures of...

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    Alexa Now Gives U.K. Users N.H.S. Medical Advice

    Britain’s National Health Service has collaborated with Amazon to offer health information through Alexa, prompting questions...

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    Merkel’s Health Intensifies Debate Over Her Succession

    When the German leader was seen shaking in public twice in a matter of days, it...

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    London Police Are Taking Surveillance to a Whole New Level

    The city, stepping into a debate over privacy, says it will use real-time facial recognition technology...

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    Kenya’s New Digital IDs May Exclude Millions of Minorities

    Millions face hurdles in obtaining documents to get a biometric ID card that will be required...

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    Netanyahu’s Bold Moves: Fighting a Virus or Risking Democracy?

    Israel’s prime minister has shut down the courts and ordered the government to track people by...

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    The Lesson We Are Learning From Zoom

    The popular app offered the simplest path to videoconferencing in a pandemic. That doesn’t make it...

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    France Weighs Its Love of Liberty in Fight Against Coronavirus

    The French are cautiously considering digital tracking, which has proved effective in Asia. But can a...

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    A Scramble for Virus Apps That Do No Harm

    Dozens of tracking apps for smartphones are being used or developed to help contain the coronavirus...

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    Google Sibling Abandons Ambitious City of the Future in Toronto

    In scrapping the project, the company cited the economic upheaval caused by the coronavirus pandemic, but...

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    TikTok Broke Privacy Promises, Children’s Groups Say

    Twenty consumer groups said the video app had failed to make some changes it agreed to...

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    Right to Privacy Extends to Foreign Internet Users, German Court Rules

    The intelligence services cannot randomly search the digital data of citizens of other countries living abroad,...