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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 )

- 1569 days ago -
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 )

- 1571 days ago -
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
U.N. Committee Calls for End to Excessive Electronic Spying
Science & Tech  (tags: humanrights, UnitedNations, usa, unitednations, world, ethics, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', freedoms, GoodNews, government, HumanRights, technology, NewTechnology, discovery )

- 1572 days ago -
A U.N. General Assembly committee on Tuesday called for an end to excessive electronic surveillance and expressed concern at the harm such scrutiny, including spying in foreign states and the mass collection of personal data, may have on human rights.
How Wireless Carriers Make You Trash Your Phone Before It's Really Broken
Science & Tech  (tags: conservation, nature, pollution, Sustainabililty, world, protection, green, rights, safety, society, ethics, freedoms, abuse, americans, world, media, law, government, warning, ethics, abuse, business, consumers, corporate, corruption, economy, finance, m )

- 1666 days ago -
Making it harder to unlock your device works great for phone companies. Not so much for the planet.
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 )

- 1732 days ago -
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 )

- 1734 days ago -
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 )

- 1759 days ago -
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 )

- 1774 days ago -
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
U.S. Gives Big, Secret Push to Internet Surveillance
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- 1790 days ago -
Justice Department agreed to issue "2511 letters" immunizing AT&T and other companies participating in a cybersecurity program from criminal prosecution under the Wiretap Act, according to new documents obtained by the Electronic Privacy Information Cent
Britain Seeks Opt-Out of New European Social Media Privacy Laws
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', freedoms, NewTechnology, society, safety, investigation, discovery, internet, technology )

- 1799 days ago -
'Right to be forgotten' laws, giving users - rather than services such as Facebook - control of personal data will save billions of euros and thickets of red tape. So why is Britain resisting?
Mobile Phones Bring Land Ownership to Indigenous Farmers
Science & Tech  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', ethics, freedoms, government, world, society, politics, Gizmos, technology, safety )

- 1799 days ago -
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 )

- 1801 days ago -
its outcome documents--known as opinions--will help shape the direction of global internet governance in the coming years.
Debunking the Myth of a Digital Cold War, Before It's Too Late
Science & Tech  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', africa, asia, conflict, ethics, europe, freedoms, humanrights, HumanRights, news, middle-east, society, politics, world, usa, internet, investigation, interesting, technology, tech, NewTechnology )

- 1810 days ago -
There is no digital Cold War. But perpetuating that myth could create one, and that's not a good thing, writes author.
In Depth: The District Court's Remarkable Order Striking Down the NSL Statute
Science & Tech  (tags: propaganda, usa, ethics, constitution, law, usa, discovery, investigation, technology, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', humanrights, HumanRights, freedoms )

- 1824 days ago -
On Friday, EFF received the long-awaiting ruling on its 2011 petition to set aside a National Security Letter (NSL) issued to a telecommunications company. The petition challenged the constitutionality of one of five national security letter statutes,
Consensus Builds for Requiring Warrant for Email Searches
Science & Tech  (tags: freedoms, law, crime, police, abuse, congress, republicans, democrats, government, computers, computer, discovery, investigation, internet, humans, society, technology, safety, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!' )

- 1824 days ago -
Republicans, Democrats and government officials agreed at a House hearing on Tuesday that police should need a warrant to obtain people's emails and other private online messages from third-party providers.

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