Cybersecurity

The census goes digital — 3 things to know

The US Census Bureau is hoping that most people who live in the US will use the internet to answer census questions, rather than filling out a paper form or providing those answers to a census taker in person, at their home. But collecting data online carries some significant risks that are new to the census and may undermine the accuracy of the count and the public’s trust in the process.

Analysis: Facebook is undermining democracy

Global leaders, with the United States in the lead, need to continue to hold Mark Zuckerberg to account in official forums. If he is serious about solving Facebook's problems, the tech executive needs to stop avoiding them.

COVID-19: The latest from The World

Controlling the spread of coronavirus is key to stopping a 'true pandemic,' NIH head says

Controlling the coronavirus outbreak depends on two things: whether China can control the disease within its own borders, and whether countries with travel-related coronavirus cases can contain outbreaks, too, said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a member of the White House coronavirus task force.

Human rights

New data on China's detention of Uighurs: 'They could charge you for anything'

A newly leaked database provides further evidence that China's detention of the Muslim minority group is based on religion, family ties and retrospective punishment for arbitrary infractions, like having at some point worn a veil, grown a long beard, or being an "untrustworthy person born in a certain decade." Uighur activist Jewher Ilham spoke to The World's Marco Werman about the detention and surveillance of Uighurs in China.

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