Security and privacy

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/

Human rights belong to people, not to networked computers
Human rights belong to people, not to networked computers 09 May 2011

Former New Zealand human rights commissioner Joy Liddicoat has just joined APC to lead a new Internet Rights are Human Rights campaign. Although she is busy getting ready for Internet Governance Forum consultations on May 18-19, she took a few moments to talk to APCNews.

Wikileaks has competition
Wikileaks has competition 06 May 2011

Want the Wikileaks without the Julian Assange? Well the Wall Street Journal has the answer. It recently introduced SafeHouse, an online drop box for whistleblowers to release documents anonymously. And they are not alone.

Social empowerment, media literacies and the relevance of Social Media
Social empowerment, media literacies and the relevance of Social Media 05 May 2011

How spontaneous and public conversation among people who use the internet can be organized as citizen news agencies? Maybe you have a profile on a social media service. If not, for sure you have many friends who are already there talking about themselves, news, music, entertainment and cool things they think you might want to know about.

Sony Network Suffers Massive Intrusion
Sony Network Suffers Massive Intrusion 28 April 2011

Sony announced yesterday that the PlayStation Network was currently down. As if we hadn’t noticed.

Freedom on the Net 2011
Freedom on the Net 2011 27 April 2011

As part of its 70th anniversary, Freedom House has published its 2011 report on Freedom on the Net. The publication includes in-depth and detailed country reports on restrictions to internet rights, as well as a global overview of freedom on the internet.

Uganda orders blocking of Facebook, Twitter
Uganda orders blocking of Facebook, Twitter 20 April 2011

Amid mounting protests over fuel and food prices, the Ugandan government called on ISPs to block access to Facebook and Twitter.

A Chinese Facebook?
A Chinese Facebook? 15 April 2011

Mark Zuckerberg’s latest trip to China appears to have borne fruit. You know — that unidentifiable spiky fruit you just bought at the Chinese grocery store and now you’re not sure which part you’re supposed to eat.

I Can Stalk U - Raising awareness about inadvertent information sharing
I Can Stalk U - Raising awareness about inadvertent information sharing 04 April 2011

The aptly named icanstalku.com attempts to expose the dangers inherent in posting information — in this case pictures — online in a rather unconventional way: the site regularly updates its news feed with individuals’ user names and locations, all gleaned from photos posted to Twitter.

Internet Rights and Principles Coalition publishes its Internet Bill of Rights
Internet Rights and Principles Coalition publishes its Internet Bill of Rights 01 April 2011

The Internet Rights and Principles Coalition officially published its Internet Bill of Rights on March 31st as part of their second expert meeting in Sweden.