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VIRAL ACTION NEEDED Stop Shielding Controversial Animal Researchers
Science & Tech  (tags: Florida House of Representatives, animal researchers, University of Florida contributed, much of the language included in the bil, conservation, ecosystems, endangered, healthconditions, nature, wildlife, science, politics, protection, world, governmen )

Kelly
- 160 days ago - forcechange.com
Photo credit: Skamnelis via Wikimedia Commons~A bill currently being considered by the Florida House of Representatives seeks to hide the identities of animal researchers engaged in controversial animal research projects.
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
- 254 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.
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
- 291 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.
Children Lost in War Zones and Disasters Find Their Families With An App
Science & Tech  (tags: world, war, violence, conflict, society, humanrights, children, technology, research, NewTechnology, Gizmos, design, concept )

JL
- 395 days ago - bits.blogs.nytimes.com
The problem and pain encountered by a lost child in the developing world, though -- someone with maybe no parents and no last name, and almost certainly no cellphone -- are tended to less often.
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
- 455 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
- 457 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.
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
- 497 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
- 503 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.
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 )

JL
- 529 days ago - daynews.com
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
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 )

JL
- 534 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.
Middle East Food Security Tracking Tool Launched
Science & Tech  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', freedoms, GoodNews, humanrights, HumanRights, palestine, politics, israel, iran, iraq, middle-east, society, world, Refugees&Relief, conflict, goodnews, ethics, technology, tech, NewTechnology, concept, health )

JL
- 557 days ago - irinnews.org
Now, aid workers and policymakers working on food security and looking for easy access to malnutrition data in Yemen, or how rainfall tends to vary in Syria, can turn to a handy web-based tool.
Is Washington to Blame for Chinese Cyberterrorism?
Science & Tech  (tags: china, conflict, freedoms, ethics, politics, usa, world, money, technology, safety, investigation, research, society, study )

JL
- 569 days ago - cnbc.com
Do we want to stop the Chinese military from stealing trade secrets and compromising our infrastructure? Yes. So how about we stop funding it?
Why Social Movements Should Ignore Social Media
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, world, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', humanrights, HumanRights, world, society, ethics, conflict, freedoms, internet, interesting, NewTechnology, discovery )

JL
- 581 days ago - newrepublic.com
Future Perfect:
 The Case for Progress in a Networked Age 
 By Steven Johnson There are two ways to be wrong about the Internet. One is to embrace cyber-utopianism and treat the Internet as inherently democratizing
These Are The 61 Countries Most Vulnerable To An Internet Shutdown
Science & Tech  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', conflict, corruption, freedoms, ethics, government, HumanRights, humanrights, politics, middle-east, world, usa, UnitedNations, society, computer, investigation, NewTechnology, research, internet, safety, science, scient )

JL
- 649 days ago - forbes.com
For 52 hours last week, Syria joined the unfortunate club of countries whose governments have chosen, however briefly, to return their citizens to the digital dark ages.
The Dronefather
Science & Tech  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', freedoms, humanrights, HumanRights, violence, usa, war, world, politics, government, ethics, death, conflict, science, scientists, society, technology, tech, performance, research, NewTechnology, investigation, concept, design, Gizmos )

JL
- 651 days ago - economist.com
Abe Karem created the robotic plane that transformed the way modern warfare is waged--and continues to pioneer other airborne innovations
 

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