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How Wireless Carriers Make You Trash Your Phone Before It's Really Broken
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JL
- 1066 days ago - motherjones.com
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
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JL
- 1132 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
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JL
- 1134 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
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JL
- 1159 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
- 1174 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
U.S. Gives Big, Secret Push to Internet Surveillance
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JL
- 1191 days ago - news.cnet.com
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
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JL
- 1200 days ago - guardian.co.uk
'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 )

JL
- 1200 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
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JL
- 1201 days ago - accessnow.org
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
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JL
- 1211 days ago - aljazeera.com
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 )

JL
- 1224 days ago - eff.org
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!' )

JL
- 1224 days ago - thehill.com
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.
Children Flourish in LGBTQ Families
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JL
- 1225 days ago - mlp.org
According to the American Psychological Association (APA), "Research has shown that the adjustment, development, and psychological well-being of children is unrelated to parental sexual orientation, & that the children of lesbian and gay parents are as
Special Report on Internet Surveillance, Focusing on 5 Governments and 5 Companies
Science & Tech  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', freedoms, government, humanrights, HumanRights, media, world, abuse, business, corporate, ethics, law, society, news, safety, investigation, NewTechnology, technology, internet, design, concept )

JL
- 1230 days ago - en.rsf.org
It looks at the way governments are increasingly using technology that monitors online activity and intercepts electronic communication in order to arrest journalists, citizen-journalists & dissidents.Around 180 netizens worldwide are currently in prison
Telecom Industry Dialogue to Collaborate With GNI on Freedom of Expression, Privacy Rights
Science & Tech  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', freedoms, humanrights, HumanRights, government, world, politics, society, technology, world, tech, safety, NewTechnology, internet, investigation, humans )

JL
- 1231 days ago - accessnow.org
Access (accessnow.org) welcomes the announcement of a new collaboration between the Telecommunications Industry Dialogue on Freedom of Expression and Privacy, and the Global Network Initiative. Beginning with a two-year trial, this collaboration holds th

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