Take back the tech: State surveillance violates our human rights, weakens democracy and the rule of law
This post is part of the Take Back The Tech campaign: Day 13 – State Surveillance
How do you define security? Can it be weighed against the right to privacy? What other fundamental human rights are at stake when privacy is violated, and which communities are most at risk?
Some email providers and other internet intermediaries have opted to shut down operations before “big brother’’ interferences gather more momentum.
Skopje is not exactly a landmark for free thinkers, social critics and other kinds of independent folks. However, that does not mean that discordant voices do not make themselves heard. A chronicle of media resistance in Macedonia.
The Association for Progressive Communications and its member group in Pakistan, Bytes For All, is deeply concerned about Google’s latest business trip to Pakistan. Here are a few questions on Google’s planned policy on data retention and collection.
I wrote a story about surveillance efforts by the UK authorities lately. It seems that snooping communications (emails, text messaging, etc) is in vogue.
There are petitions everywhere. Tech-savvy people are outraged. The Telegraph, the British Broadcasting Corporation, the Daily Mail and the Sunday Times publish one story after another about it. What is it? The Big Snoop, or at least, we’ll call it that.
EngageMedia has released the Secure My Video Guide, which contributes “to best practice tactics ensuring the publication and access to social justice video is secure under volatile conditions.” The guide is an open document, a work in progress and encourages contributions.
Not to be outdone by their neighbours to the south, Canada is now a late entry to the Big Brother Awards.
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.
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”.