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US-built databases a potential tool of Taliban repression

Sep. 07, 2021 13:30 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Over two decades, the United States and its allies spent hundreds of millions of dollars building databases for the Afghan people. The nobly stated goal: Promote law and order and government accountability and modernize a war-ravaged land. But in the...

Wisconsin election probe includes $325,000 for data analysis

Sep. 01, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Nearly half of the money being spent on a Republican-ordered investigation into Wisconsin's 2020 presidential election is earmarked for data analysis related to voting machines, a contract released Wednesday spelling out how the $676,000 in taxpayer money will be spent...

Russia fines Google for violating data storage law

Jul. 29, 2021 08:38 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court ordered Google on Thursday to pay a fine of 3 million rubles (roughly $41,000) for refusing to store the personal data of Russian users on servers in Russia, a move that is part of the government's longstanding effort to tighten its grip on online activity. ...

Analysis: Black drivers likeliest to be stopped in Virginia

Jul. 18, 2021 13:45 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A newspaper's analysis of state data shows that across Virginia, Black drivers are the only racial or ethnic group stopped by police at a higher rate than their share of the population. Black drivers in Hampton Roads and across Virginia were also...

How Big Tech created a data 'treasure trove' for police

Jun. 22, 2021 13:45 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — When U.S. law enforcement officials need to cast a wide net for information, they’re increasingly turning to the vast digital ponds of personal data created by Big Tech companies via the devices and online services that have hooked billions of people around the...