Source: Tech Dirt
Police and security forces around the world — and that includes in the West — hate being recorded when they’re overstepping the mark in the execution of their duties, since it allows the public to challenge official accounts, and even to use videos to seek redress.
Tag Archives: Human Rights
Source: Privacy International
Privacy International is delighted that the government has recognised the necessity of controlling exports of Gamma International’s technologies.
Source: Sudhi Ranjan Sen, NDTV
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today raised alarm over the use of new tools – bulk SMS, social media, and internet – to stir an old problem – communal violence.
Source: Zack Whittaker, ZD Net
U.S. Patent No. 8,254,902, otherwise known as “Apparatus and methods for enforcement of policies upon a wireless device,” was granted in late-August, and would allow phone policies to be set to “chang[e] one or more functional or operational aspects of a wireless device [...] upon the occurrence of a certain event.”
Source: Danny O’Brien, CPJ
We talk a lot about hacking attacks against individual journalists here, but what typifies an attempt to access a reporter’s computer?
Source: James Ball, The Washington Post
Supporters of the Syrian government hacked the Web site of Amnesty International, posting items that falsely accused the rebels of a string of atrocities.
Jean-Pierre Lesueur is in many ways a typical 22-year-old computer geek, but he’s also the man who built Dark Comet — which was recently used by the Syrian government to steal information from the computers of activists fighting to overthrow it.
Source: Josh Halliday, The Guardian
Facebook has apologised after it mistakenly deleted a free speech group’s post on human rights abuses in Syria.
Source: UN Human Rights Council
The UN Human Rights Council today adopted a landmark resolution presented by Sweden on protecting Internet freedom.
Luis Horacio Nájera spoke about the youth movement known as YoSoy132 and their activities during the presidential campaign.