Daily Archives: July 9, 2019

UN rights head ‘shocked’ by treatment of migrant children at US border

The United Nations human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet, condemned Monday how the United States is treating migrant children arriving from Mexico, saying she was “shocked” at the conditions they faced in detention centres when they crossed the border. “As a paediatrician, but also as a mother and a former head of state, I am deeply shocked that children are forced ...

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Huawei’s US research arm builds separate identity

The US-based research arm of China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd – Futurewei Technologies Inc – has moved to separate its operations from its corporate parent since the US government in May put Huawei on a trade blacklist, according to two people familiar with the matter. Futurewei has banned Huawei employees from its offices, moved Futurewei employees to a new IT ...

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Your data could be at the centre of the fight against big tech

Germany’s top antitrust enforcer, Andreas Mundt, recently asked a room full of lawyers, academics and regulators to imagine a wall filled with their personal information collected by Facebook and Google. He told them to picture it stocked with their data broken up into categories like finances, location, relationships and hobbies. “That is you,” Mundt said. “And I promise you this ...

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