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Our hard work has paid off.
On June 10 a group of 40 countries submitted a joint statement to the Human Rights Council commending the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression’s report following the initiative of the Swedish government.
The US State Department has been practically throwing money at activists and entrepreneurs in an effort to build independent internet networks for citizens of repressive regimes. This comes as part of a wider US effort to help internet users, particularly human rights activists, evade government censorship and surveillance.
Like that guy who sits right next to you on the bus even though every other seat is free, the people at Facebook are once again “all up in your business”:http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9217447/Facebook_stirs_privacy_ire_with_facial_recognition.
To the best of my knowledge there were no casualties.
Today APC hosted its event at the Human Rights Council’s 17th session. The event, which focused on freedom of expression on the internet, featured speakers from across the world — including special guest Frank La Rue, the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression.
We’re hosting a human rights and interent event at the Human Rights Council on June 3rd. We would love to see you all there, since remote participation will be available. We also invite you to follow us on Twitter and take part in the debate.
APC’s own Joy Liddicoat, project leader of the Connect your rights: Internet rights are human rights campaign, moved the judges in Geneva earlier today with her spoken word performance.
Joy clinched the top spot in the competition with a stunning rendition of the classic poem by Robert Frost: “APC’s Oral Statement to the Human Ri
Senator Patrick Leahy, author of the original 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act, has proposed several amendments to the ECPA in order to “keep pace with new technologies and new threats to our security”.
The report, entitled Freedom of Connection, Freedom of Expression, examines the complex legal and regulatory ecology that governs the internet. Spoiler alert, it’s not run by elves inside your circuit board.
The eG8 Forum came to a close yesterday as prominent web leaders met in Paris to discuss the future of the internet.