A new article in Wired magazine as part of the joint project by Privacy International, Agentura.Ru and the Citizen Lab on Russia’s surveillance state.
Tag Archives: Cyber Surveillance
May 14, 2013
This Social Media CyberWatch looks at the rebirth of CISPA, death of bill C-30, EU privacy lobbying, Facebook and Google Play privacy concerns, and various web tracking policy developments such as Do Not Track and third-party cookies implementations.
Source: Laura Payton, CBC News
Federal Justice Minister Rob Nicholson says the controversial Bill C-30, known as the online surveillance or warrantless wiretapping bill, won’t go ahead due to opposition from the public.
Source: Michael Geist
Yesterday’s post on the coalition of business lobby groups support for a spyware provision in the Canadian anti-spam law attracted considerable attention, with many shocked at the breadth of the proposal.
On 1st February 2013 Privacy International, together with the ECCHR, the BCHR, Bahrain Watch and RSF, filed complaints with the OECD against Gamma International and Trovicor GmbH.
On 1 February, Tech and Law Centre at the University of Milan will host Morgan Marquis-Boire with a talk on “For Their Eyes Only: The Changing Face of Online Spying ”.
Source: Electronic Frontier Foundations
January 28 marks International Privacy Day. Different countries are celebrating this day calling attention to their own events and campaigns.
Source: Don Eijndhoven, InfoSec Island
In December of last year, the German public prosecutors’ office had declared that there was no legal basis for the use of the so-called “Bundestrojaner” spyware, which was used to spy on German citizens.
Source: Ryan Gallagher, Slate
Keeping track of the avalanche of reports about new mass surveillance initiatives and Internet freedom crackdowns can be a difficult task. But soon there could be a solution to the problem: a global monitoring system that will help chart digital repression by mapping the Internet’s “cyber geography” in near real time.