Beyonce.com Lawsuit Reminds Us How Shitty the Web Is for Users With Visual Impairment

Mary Conner, a legally blind woman, filed a class-action lawsuit against Beyoncé Knowles’ entertainment company Parkwood Entertainment on Thursday alleging that the superstar’s official website isn’t accessible for visually impaired users. Conner is described in the lawsuit as having “no vision whatsoever” and alleged…

Facebook and WhatsApp Take the Lead in New Report on Rising Online Harassment in Pakistan

Online harassment has existed for as long as online has existed, and as access speeds up and expands, it’s only getting worse and more nuanced. A newly released report from the Digital Rights Foundation, a feminist nonprofit in Pakistan focused on digital freedom, spotlights timely data collected on harassment in the…

Scarlett Johansson on Deepfakes: 'The Internet Is a Vast Wormhole of Darkness That Eats Itself'

One of the darkest aspects of our technologically advanced world is how new advancements are inevitably used to sexually exploit people online. Perhaps few know this better than Scarlett Johansson. Speaking to the Washington Post for a story about the rise of deepfakes and how they are being used to harass women online

Security Flaw in Guardzilla Smart Cameras Is Exposing Users’ Recordings, Researchers Say

Putting internet-connected cameras in your home requires some blind trust—namely, that these devices are designed without any major, easily discoverable security vulnerabilities. But that’s not always the case, as researchers at Rapid7 say they found with Guardzilla’s home security cameras. Recently spotted flaws mean…

What's Up With That Story About Secret Face-Scanning Tech at a Taylor Swift Show?

At a Taylor Swift concert earlier this year, fans were reportedly treated to something they might not expect: a kiosk displaying clips of the pop star that served as a covert surveillance system. It’s a tale of creeping 21st-century surveillance as unnerving as it is predictable. But the whole ordeal has left us…

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