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  • Rights groups and tech giants form alliance to fight encryption bill

    Digital Rights Watch, the Human Rights Law Centre, Amnesty International and Access Now have joined forces with a number of industry bodies representing the likes of Google, Facebook, Apple and Telstra to reject the government’s so called ‘encryption bill’.

    Written by George Nott03 Oct. 18 08:49
  • Activists release Detekt tool that finds surveillance malware

    A free tool released Thursday allows users to scan their computers for surveillance malware that has been used in attacks against journalists, human rights defenders and political activists around the world.

    Written by Lucian Constantin20 Nov. 14 22:54
  • Groups call for details on NSA surveillance of Muslim Americans

    More than 40 privacy, civil rights and religious groups have called on President Barack Obama's administration to provide a "full public accounting" of long-time email surveillance of prominent Muslims living in the U.S., following a news report detailing the spying by the U.S. National Security Agency and FBI.

    Written by Grant Gross10 July 14 05:03
  • More than 4,000 groups sign up to protest NSA

    More than 4,000 groups and websites have signed on to support a day of protest against U.S. National Security Agency surveillance programs, scheduled for Tuesday.

    Written by Grant Gross06 Feb. 14 17:29
  • Privacy groups call on UN to condemn surveillance

    A coalition of five privacy and digital rights groups is pushing the United Nations to take a stand against international surveillance programs deployed by the U.S. government and some allies.

    Written by Grant Gross22 Nov. 13 18:08
  • Syrian Internet appears to be largely restored

    After a two-day outage, Internet access in war-torn Syria appears to be for the most part restored on Saturday, according to reports from several sources.

    Written by Marc Ferranti01 Dec. 12 22:23
  • Syrians turn to satellites as the country's Internet connection remains down

    Syrians are turning to satellites to communicate as the country's Internet connections are shut down, but instances of jamming are making even that challenging. Google is also letting people who can find a working phone publish voice messages on Twitter.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs30 Nov. 12 12:59
  • US Supreme Court justices question surveillance secrecy

    U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday questioned the legitimacy of a law allowing a secretive government surveillance program and the assertion by a government lawyer that some groups couldn't challenge the law in court because they don't know if they've been spied on.

    Written by Grant Gross29 Oct. 12 19:07
  • Saudi Arabia blocks Amnesty International website

    Saudi Arabia appears to have blocked the website of human rights organization Amnesty International after it published an analysis that said a proposed anti-terrorist law in the kingdom could be directed against peaceful protests.

    Written by John Ribeiro26 July 11 16:53
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