Security and privacy

Equal access to the internet can counter discrimination against women, says UN report
Equal access to the internet can counter discrimination against women, says UN report 03 June 2011

Efforts to mitigate violence against women online can backfire explains a report presented at the UN Human Rights Council. APC covered women’s issues and the internet at the HRC in a special edition of the policy and gender bulletin GenderIT.org.

Last week the G8, this week the UN: APC helps Access Now campaign in Geneva
Last week the G8, this week the UN: APC helps Access Now campaign in Geneva 02 June 2011

Major international decisions are being made about the internet in the coming weeks – decisions that could affect the internet as we know it forever. This week the United Nations Human Rights Council will receive its first ever official report on freedom of expression online – and APC is helping deliver the message to the UN in Geneva.

This means war?
This means war? 01 June 2011

The Pentagon announced recently in its first formal cyber strategy that cyber attacks constitute an act of war — and could merit a traditional military response. Never mind the problem of attributing cyber attacks to a single, definitive source; even if the perpetrators can be traced to a specific co

APC member JCA-NET speaks out against Japanese digital surveillance bill
APC member JCA-NET speaks out against Japanese digital surveillance bill 30 May 2011

The proposed bill criminalises a number of online activities, granting Japanese authorities extremely broad powers to monitor and investigate their citizens. It also requires network providers to record and hold communications data on all users so it can be used by law enforcement agencies.

APC welcomes ruling of Egyptian court
APC welcomes ruling of Egyptian court 30 May 2011

APC welcomes the recent ruling of an Egyptian court that fined former president Mubarak and two of his aides $90 million for cutting internet and cell phones during the Egyptian revolution.

US Senate debates reforms to Electronic Communications Privacy Act
US Senate debates reforms to Electronic Communications Privacy Act 27 May 2011

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”.

eG8 Forum sparks showdown between internet leaders and government regulators
eG8 Forum sparks showdown between internet leaders and government regulators 26 May 2011

The eG8 Forum came to a close yesterday as prominent web leaders met in Paris to discuss the future of the internet.

APC event at the UN Human Rights Council: Watch the video
APC event at the UN Human Rights Council: Watch the video 19 May 2011

As part of APC’s Connect your rights! Internet Rights are Human Rights campaign, APC is co-hosted a side-event at the Human Rights Council’s seventeenth session in Geneva on 3 June.

Korean Progressive Network issues statement to the Human Rights Council
Korean Progressive Network issues statement to the Human Rights Council 16 May 2011

The Korean Progressive Network JINBONET, which has received special consultative status for the seventeenth session of the UN Human Rights Council, has issued a call for the council to examine the issue of human rights and ICTs in South Korea.

United States goes for the high score
United States goes for the high score 12 May 2011

According to the Justice Department, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court — the oversight body established to approve or deny surveillance requests in the United States — “approved 100% of such requests”:http://arstechnica.com/