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Indonesian Indigenous Groups Fight Climate Change With GPS Mapping
Science & Tech  (tags: asia, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', conflict, freedoms, humanrights, HumanRights, violence, UnitedNations, society, politics, technology, world, science, NewTechnology, interesting, Gizmos, environment, climate, safety )

JL
- 283 days ago - irinnews.org
Indigenous communities in Indonesia are using GPS technology to demarcate the boundaries of their ancestral lands, a move many believe could also help mitigate the negative effects of climate change.
Video:A Hilarious New NSA Video for the Holidays
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JL
- 313 days ago - aclu.org
This new video is the perfect way to show your friends that while Santa's spying operation may be magical, the NSA's is very real--and why we should all care.
Take Action: End the NSA's Dragnet Surveillance Program!
Science & Tech  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', africa, asia, conflict, ethics, europe, freedoms, government, humanrights, unitednations, usa, world, UnitedNations, politics, middle-east, HumanRights, study, technology, internet, Gizmos, discovery, society, safety )

JL
- 320 days ago - secure2.convio.net
A NSA senior manager, speaking anonymously to the Washington Post, admitted that the NSA gets vast volumes of location data of Americans as well as overseas cell phone users by tapping into the cables that connect mobile networks.
United Nations Counterterrorism Official Launches Investigation Into NSA Surveillance
Science & Tech  (tags: humanrights, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', ethics, government, HumanRights, world, UnitedNations, unitednations, usa, europe, freedoms, goodnews, GoodNews, technology, internet, investigation )

JL
- 321 days ago - theverge.com
The United Nations senior counterterrorism official is launching an investigation into the surveillance activities of both the United States' and the United Kingdom's intelligence agencies.
Video:A 15-Year-Old With A Huge Brain And An Even Bigger Heart Blows MIT Away
Science & Tech  (tags: africa, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', ethics, world, usa, interesting, freedoms, HumanRights, technology, science, scientists, society, NewTechnology, investigation, Gizmos, discovery, energy )

JL
- 323 days ago - upworthy.com
Alvin Melathe In a world where the word "genius" gets thrown around to describe taxi-cab apps and online dating algorithms, it's nice to meet someone who remembers that truly important inventions are about making life better for your community & your w
Accion's Venture Lab Closes Two New Investments
Science & Tech  (tags: medicine, health, healthcare, society, world, ethics, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', africa, asia, tech, technology, NewTechnology )

JL
- 327 days ago - accion.org
Both companies are focused on developing new technologies that promise pioneering developments in mobile money, microinsurance and delivery models for the poor.
Video/Take Action: Tell Your Member of Congress to Come to Our Screening and Get Educated About Privacy Infringement.
Science & Tech  (tags: study, tech, technology, world, research, science, safety, NewTechnology, performance, investigation, interesting, Gizmos, humans, internet, discovery, design, business, computer, computers, concept, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', usa, society, politi )

JL
- 431 days ago - trackoff.us
Watch the forthcoming documentary about online privacy and take action. please check out Terms and Conditions May Apply's world television premiere this Sunday evening on the cable network Pivot.
Twitter U.K. Addresses Rape Threats, But Twitter U.S.--Not So Much
Science & Tech  (tags: usa, HumanRights, media, politics, society, ethics, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', europe, technology, tech, society, NewTechnology, investigation, humans, health )

JL
- 434 days ago - takepart.com
Caroline Criado-Perez wanted to feature Jane Austen on the ten-pound note, and that was enough to make her the target of an online hate campaign.
International Organizations Pressure Congress to Respect Human Rights
Science & Tech  (tags: humanrights, HumanRights, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', africa, asia, conflict, china, ethics, europe, freedoms, GoodNews, government, middle-east, media, politics, society, usa, world, society, safety, investigation, discovery, news )

JL
- 485 days ago - accessnow.org
a broad-based group of civil society organizations and individuals, sent a letter to the US Congress representing the international response to the massive National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance program.
Domestic Surveillance Scandal Underscores Need for Transparency
Science & Tech  (tags: abuse, americans, congress, constitution, cover-up, ethics, freedoms, government, propaganda, u.s., politics, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', conflict, humanrights, HumanRights, society, safety, NewTechnology, investigation, internet, discovery, comput )

JL
- 486 days ago - citizensforethics.org
The rapidly unfolding domestic surveillance scandal underscores the need for greater transparency, particularly with respect to the executive branch's interpretation and application of federal law and Congress' ability to engage in oversight.
Mobile - A Bridge Across The Gender Divide
Science & Tech  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', asia, africa, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', ethics, freedoms, government, HumanRights, humanrights, middle-east, unitednations, world, UnitedNations, technology, safety, society, medicine, investigation, performance, concept, Gizmos, health, humans )

JL
- 512 days ago - forbes.com
Giving women access to mobile technology will allow them to better care for themselves & their children as well as reduce gender inequality, writes Patricia Mechael, executive director of the mHealth Alliance. "I can't help but wonder how much closer we
WPFD: Recognizing An Ongoing Struggle
Science & Tech  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', africa, asia, conflict, ethics, europe, freedoms, government, HumanRights, humanrights, middle-east, politics, media, society, usa, world, NewTechnology, internet, investigation, safety, technology, tech )

JL
- 526 days ago - accessnow.org
World Press Freedom Day, a day to celebrate the fundamental principles of independent media. But WPFD is also an opportunity to pay attention to where press freedom is under attack around the world-and the increasing tendency of those attacks to occur on
California May Join EU in Two-Front Internet Privacy Push
Science & Tech  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', conflict, europe, usa, world, society, technology, safety, NewTechnology, internet, interesting, business, computers, concept )

JL
- 533 days ago - go.bloomberg.com
Companies such as Google and Facebook have been fighting proposed European Union privacy laws they say would slow innovation. Now, they are fighting in their backyard against California privacy bills that are almost identical.
Mobile Phones Bring Land Ownership to Indigenous Farmers
Science & Tech  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', ethics, freedoms, government, world, society, politics, Gizmos, technology, safety )

JL
- 552 days ago - mercycorps.org
Land ownership is one of the most empowering ways to combat poverty. Yet in many parts of Latin America, rural communities have long been disenfranchised and cut out of the official land titling process, creating and sustaining inequality.
The World Telecommunication Policy Forum: Issues to Watch
Science & Tech  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', africa, asia, blog, ethics, europe, freedoms, government, humanrights, HumanRights, politics, society, world, technology, internet, UnitedNations )

JL
- 554 days ago - accessnow.org
its outcome documents--known as opinions--will help shape the direction of global internet governance in the coming years.
 

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