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Metadata and the Paris Attacks -Surveillance Ineffective?
Science & Tech  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', world, surveillance, UnitedNations, usa, europe, technology, internet, computers )

- 331 days ago -
What can replace good ole on-the-ground surveillance?
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 )

- 1020 days ago -
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.
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 )

- 1056 days ago -
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 )

- 1058 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.
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 )

- 1061 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.
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 )

- 1248 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
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 )

- 1290 days ago -
its outcome documents--known as opinions--will help shape the direction of global internet governance in the coming years.
UN: Mobile Technology Essential in Conflict and Disaster Areas
Science & Tech  (tags: world, UnitedNations, unitednations, Refugees&Relief, Refugees&Relief, government, ethics, conflict, africa, asia, middle-east, society, technology, tech, NewTechnology, investigation, interesting, humans )

- 1294 days ago -
In a recent event in New York jointly organized by the United Nations and the Government of Turkey, mobile technology was put on the spotlight. Rebecca Grynspan, the Associate Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme highlighted th
U.N. Foundation Offers a Challenge and a Lesson on Global Health
Science & Tech  (tags: UnitedNations, unitednations, world, health, disease, healthcare, safety, protection, treatment, study, prevention, technology, NewTechnology, Gizmos, health, tech, design, concept )

- 1323 days ago -
The UN Foundation is raising awareness of global health threats through the Global Good Challenge game that can be played on smartphones. Players increase their understanding of health challenges & the UN programs that address them,& can show their s
How Agroforestry Schemes Can Improve Food Security in Developing Countries
Science & Tech  (tags: africa, asia, middle-east, society, government, ethics, world, UnitedNations, scientists, study, research, science, environment, climate )

- 1333 days ago -
Agroforestry has multiple benefits, it's important that they are raised in food security debates so that they can reach their potential
Internet 'Under Assault' By Censoring UN, Regulator Says
Science & Tech  (tags: congress, cover-up, corruption, dishonesty, ethics, government, propaganda, republicans, usa, UnitedNations, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', technology, world, study, tech, safety, NewTechnology, internet )

- 1355 days ago -
International proposals to control the Internet will continue after a United Nations conference in Dubai and the U.S. should be ready to fight such efforts, lawmakers and a regulator said.
UN Group OKs New Video Format to Save Bandwidth
Science & Tech  (tags: world, UnitedNations, unitednations, news, society, freedoms, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', NewTechnology, technology, internet, computers )

- 1364 days ago -
The U.N. telecommunications agency says its members have agreed upon a new compression format that could dramatically cut the amount of Internet bandwidth currently used by video files.
Local Software Can Spur Development, Says UN Report
Science & Tech  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', africa, asia, humanrights, HumanRights, freedoms, government, humans, goodnews, GoodNews, world, UnitedNations, unitednations, society, ethics, computer, computers, concept, design, study, tech, technology, NewTechnology )

- 1382 days ago -
Local software production and development can spur economic growth in Africa and other developing economies, says a report by the UN Conference on Trade and Development
U.N. Changes Hottest-Day-on-Record Date
Science & Tech  (tags: world, UnitedNations, unitednations, climate-change, climate, weather, science )

- 1394 days ago -
The U.N. climate agency has changed the world's hottest day on record from Sept. 13, 1922, in Libya, to July 10, 1913, in California's Death Valley.

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