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Umberto Bacchi

As bosses embrace tech to monitor remote workers, can privacy endure?

26 Jun 2020

MILAN/NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When a client asked Los Angeles-based graphic designer Lea to install software that would count her keystrokes, track the websites she visited and take screenshots to keep tabs on her work, she felt uneasy.

Filmmaker uses face swaps to make Chechnya ‘gay purge’ movie

24 Jun 2020

MILAN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A U.S. director, who posed as a tourist to document a crackdown on LGBT+ people in Chechnya, said on Wednesday he hoped his film using digital face swaps to conceal identities would make the persecution of gay and lesbian people there undeniable.

Kyrgyz girls rescue kidnapped brides in new game app

24 Jun 2020

MILAN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It's your first year of university and you're a young girl busy chasing love, friendship and dreams when your best friend is kidnapped for marriage by a group of men. What would you do?

Kyrgyz girls rescue kidnapped brides in new game app

24 Jun 2020

MILAN, June 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It's your first year of university and you're a young girl busy chasing love, friendship and dreams when your best friend is kidnapped for marriage by a group of men. What would you do?

Torture video triggers calls for action on domestic violence in Kyrgyzstan

19 Jun 2020

MILAN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A video of a man abusing his wife as she stands with her hands tied behind her back has provoked outrage in Kyrgyzstan, where women's rights campaigners called for urgent reform of domestic violence laws.

UPDATE 1 -Kuwait and Bahrain urged to abandon 'highly invasive' coronavirus apps

17 Jun 2020

MILAN, June 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Kuwait and Bahrain must stop using "highly invasive" COVID-19 apps which violate the privacy of hundreds of thousands of people by tracking them almost in real time, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.

Kuwait and Bahrain urged to abandon 'highly invasive' coronavirus apps

16 Jun 2020

MILAN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Kuwait and Bahrain must stop using "highly invasive" COVID-19 apps which violate the privacy of hundreds of thousands of people by tracking them almost in real time, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.

Europeans want (others) to cycle more to keep air clean

11 Jun 2020

MILAN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - European city dwellers want more cycle lanes installed to control air pollution post-lockdown - but only a few are ready to actually hop on a bike, a survey showed on Thursday.

Europeans want (others) to cycle more to keep air clean

11 Jun 2020

MILAN, June 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - European city dwellers want more cycle lanes installed to control air pollution post-lockdown - but only a few are ready to actually hop on a bike, a survey showed on Thursday.

L'Oreal offers new job to black transgender model sacked over race remarks

09 Jun 2020

MILAN, June 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - French cosmetics company L'Oreal said on Tuesday it regretted sacking a black transgender model in 2017 after she described all white people as racist, and offered her a new job helping to shape the firm's diversity policies.

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