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Demokratie

Platform work“Fight for something more than just a Directive”

Many young workers delivering food or driving cars are technically not even employed. How can a trade union work to improve their conditions? Tea Jarc, president of Slovenian union Mladi Plus, has worked for years advocating for them. And she has seen enough to be afraid of the platform companies’ lobbying power.

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Technologie

Series on Digital ColonialismThe bloody footprint of our digital devices

Although neither smartphones nor many electric cars would work without cobalt, workers mining the precious raw material in Congo live a dangerous life. Some families of deceased workers tried to fight back, but it is hard to hold tech companies like Tesla or Apple accountable. Part 4 in our series on Digital Colonialism.

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In the back: Person holding smartphone with meta logo. In the back: People doing agricultural work.
Technologie

Series on Digital ColonialismHow Meta aims to dominate India’s agriculture sector

Facebook has entered a deal with India’s largest corporation, Reliance Industries, in a bid to monopolize the entire food supply chain in India. This deal could put the food security of more than 820 million people at risk. Part 1 of our series on digital colonialism.

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Times Square, New York, colourful ad displays
Datenschutz

Future of online advertisingAdtech’s new clothes might redefine privacy more than they reform profiling

As the era of cookie tracking is about to end, a new battle for control over the billion dollar adtech business has begun. An astonishing partnership between non-profit Mozilla and surveillance capitalist Meta is only a small chapter of a bigger story, argues Michael Veale. For the next phase of online advertising could be even worse.

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Demokratie

Pegasus scandal in Hungary„Not surprising, but still shameful“

When the Hungarian data protection authority concluded their investigation into the Pegasus scandal last week, they came to a surprising result: The surveillance of journalists and lawyers was supposedly legal, but those who helped uncover it should be investigated. Áron Demeter, head of Amnesty Hungary, talks about loopholes in the Hungarian judicial system.

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Öffentlichkeit

Depictions of child abuseThe internet forgets nothing, as long as it’s not supposed to forget

To this day the German Federal Criminal Police Office BKA and other law enforcement agencies fail to systematically remove content from darknet forums where child abuse material is shared. Leading investigators claim it is more important to find the perpetrators. Is that really mutually exclusive?

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Datenschutz

Childcare benefits scandalDutch government to pay million Euro fine over racist data discrimination

A scandal involving racial discrimination in the verification of childcare benefit claims continues to rock the Netherlands. Now the government accepts a fine in the millions. It is probably the first case in which a government has had to pay for data-based discrimination against citizens.

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