On 6/5, 65 things we know about NSA surveillance that we didn’t know a year ago


It’s been one year since the Guardian first published the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court order, leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, that demonstrated that the NSA was conducting dragnet surveillance on millions of innocent people.

International experts weigh in on mass surveillance on Snowden anniversary

5 June 2014
SAN FRANCISCO 5 June 2014 (13 Principles Coalation ) -


International experts weigh in on mass surveillance on Snowden anniversary

A huge international collection of experts have called on world governments to adopt the “13 International Principles on the Application of Human Rights to Communications Surveillance (IPAHRCS)“, principles aimed at putting an end to the bla

Access to the internet, community-owned infrastructure and free software linked to combating racism, UN report says

NEW YORK 4 June 2014 (APCNews)

A new report by the UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, Mutuma Ruteere, was released in late May. APC and some of our members were part of the multi-stakeholder consultation process that led to the preparation of this report.

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Chris Nicol FLOSS Prize winners announced

BARCELONA 4 June 2014 (Flavia Fascendini for APCNews)

The suspense is over! Celebration of free and open source software initiatives kicks off in Barcelona. A challenging evaluation process was carried out by our honourable jury: Nnenna Nwakanma, Pilar Saenz, Ragib Hasan and Wojtek Bogusz. Meet the winners!

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APC hosts event on solutions to internet-enabled human rights violations one year after Snowden's revelations

2 June 2014
BARCELONA 2 June 2014 (APCNews) -


APC hosts event on solutions to internet-enabled human rights violations one year after Snowden’s revelations

On 4-5 June 2014 at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona, the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is holding Take Back The Net!, a one-of

Take Back the Tech! campaign receives honorary mention in Prix Ars Electronica 2014

2 June 2014 (Flavia Fascendini for APCNews)

APC’s Take Back the Tech! campaign was recognised with an honorary mention in the 2014 Prix Ars Electronica under the “Digital Communities” category. This category focuses on the wide-ranging social and artistic impact of internet technology and sheds light on the political and artistic potential of digital and networked systems.

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Infographic: What is digital migration?

MONTEVIDEO 20 May 2014 (APCNews)

Digital migration will allow better-quality TV images, has the potential to enable greater programming diversity, and will increase coverage. At the same time, users will have to purchase new equipment, sometimes to watch the same content they are already watching. Learn more about digital migration with this infographic.

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APC attended the Freedom Online Coalition


APC’s human rights specialist Joy Liddicoat attended the Freedom Online Coalition (FOC) meeting in Tallinn, Estonia.

APC’s frequently asked questions on internet intermediary liability

NEW YORK 19 May 2014 (APCNews)

What do we mean by internet intermediary liability? Are social networking sites and search engines considered internet intermediaries? Do legal measures affecting intermediaries have an impact on users’ rights? Find out more in these FAQs.

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