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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...