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Google urged to halt cloud-computing project in Saudi Arabia over human rights concerns

Google announced in December 2020 that it intends to establish a "Cloud region" in the Kingdom o.....»»

Category: dealsSource: nytMay 26th, 2021

Riot Games Opens Esports Tourney In Saudi Arabia, Settles Gender Discrimination Suit In US

Despite concerns from some in the West about the kingdom's human rights record, Riot Games o.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaDec 5th, 2019

Google workers call for end to plans for a censored search product

Employees are calling on management to end the project, citing human rights concerns......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralNov 27th, 2018

Saudi Arabia ends executions for individuals who committed crimes as minors as it tries to shape up its troubling human rights record

NurPhoto via Getty Images Saudi Arabia says it will no longer impose the death penalty on individuals who committed crimes when they were minors. Last week, the country also banned flogging as a potential punishment, opting to im.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 27th, 2020

Paris Hilton said she had a "wonderful" time visiting Saudi Arabia, which other celebrities have been shunning for its human rights record

Al Arabiya English Paris Hilton spoke about her first visit to Saudi Arabia during an interview at a conference in the United .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderFeb 18th, 2020

Former Google exec says he was "sidelined" as the company refused to implement human rights policies while pushing into China (GOOGL)

Aly Song/Reuters Google's former head of international relations, Ross LaJeunesse, says he was effectively pushed out last April after 11 years with the company after raising human rights concerns. LaJeunesse tol.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 2nd, 2020

Influencers and celebrities sparked backlash for flocking to a music festival in Saudi Arabia — despite its human rights abuses

Multiple influencers and celebrities sparked criticism for attending a music festival in Saudi Arabia despite the country's lengthy record of human-rights abuses. Some of the most notab.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderDec 22nd, 2019

Saudi Arabia"s oil giant is now the world"s most valuable company. Meet Mohammed bin Salman, the 34-year-old crown prince who"s at the center of human rights issues and drops millions on yachts and mansions.

AP Photo/Francois Mori Mohammed bin Salman is the 34-year-old crown prince of Saudi Arabia. He controls part of the royal family's vast wealth, which is .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderDec 11th, 2019

Saudi Arabia is on a roll with Aramco, Ruiz vs Joshua, and a new tourist visa. Mohammed bin Salman could use these "wins" to whitewash his awful human-rights record. (ARAMCO)

REUTERS/Amir .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderDec 11th, 2019

A US Ally Is Literally Beheading People Over Nonviolent Drug Charges

Submitted by Carey Welder of AntiMedia Saudi Arabia, the United States’ main ally in the Middle East, has executed 48 people so far this year, half of them over nonviolent drug charges, Human Rights Watch reported this week.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeApr 27th, 2018

What Is Project Maven? Google Urged to Abandon U.S. Military Drone Program

Hundreds of AI experts and rights campaigners have called on Google to cease work on the program......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekMay 15th, 2018

Amazon and Google Are Cultivating Quiet Ties With Police and Military. That’s Becoming a Big Problem

Raising concerns over human and civil rights. Civil rights groups are outraged about Amazon’s.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneMay 23rd, 2018

Think Saudi Arabia Wants Women To Be Equals? They Don"t | Opinion

It's done nothing to stop women being denied the smallest of freedoms, yet Saudi Arabia has served on the UN Human Rights Council for over a decade......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekJun 14th, 2018

Trump To Withdraw From UN Human Rights Council Today

Two years after Russia was kicked out of the UN Human Rights Council, while that paragon of humanitarian virtue Saudi Arabia was reelected, the WaPo reports that the Trump administration is set to wit.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJun 19th, 2018

Saudi Arabia Detains More Women"s Rights Activists

Authorities have detained two women’s rights activists, human-rights groups said, broadening a campaign of arrests that has drawn international criticism and tainted the kingdom’s top-down reforms agenda......»»

Category: topSource: wsjAug 1st, 2018

Senators Demand Answers About Google’s Censored Chinese Search Engine

A bipartisan group says a reported project "risks making Google complicit in human rights abuses." A bipartisan group of six U.S. Senators, including Florida Republi.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneAug 5th, 2018

Saudi Arabia has expelled the Canadian ambassador and is freezing new trade with the country in an escalating feud over human rights

Getty Images/Business Insider Saudi Arabia has expelled Canada's ambassador and frozen all new trade and investment with Ottawa over an escalating dispute centered on jailed human rights activists. The feud appears to .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 6th, 2018

The Wall Street Journal: Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador over criticism about arrests

The Saudi move on Monday came after the Canadian embassy in Riyadh said Canada was “gravely concerned” over a new wave of arrests of human-rights campaigners in the kingdom......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 6th, 2018

Saudi Arabia ‘Freezes Out’ Canada on Trade, Recalls Ambassador

Saudi Arabia ‘Freezes Out’ Canada on Trade, Recalls Ambassador Saudi Arabia suspends new trade and investment with Canada after that country’s foreign ministry urged Riyadh to release arrested civil rights activists, it said in a state.....»»

Category: topSource: livetradingnewsAug 6th, 2018

Saudi Arabia restricts Canada trade, recalls ambassador

Saudi Arabia will suspend new trade and investment with Canada after that country's foreign ministry urged Riyadh to release arrested civil rights activists. Emily Wither reports......»»

Category: videoSource: reutersAug 6th, 2018

Saudi Arabia suspends flights to Canada in ongoing feud over human-rights arrests

AP Photo/Karim Kadim Saudi Arabia's national airline Saudia suspended flights to and from Toronto in an escalating feud with.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 7th, 2018