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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
- 192 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
- 221 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
- 229 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
- 230 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
- 232 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
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 )

JL
- 234 days ago - reuters.com
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.
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
- 333 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.
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
- 343 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
- 393 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
- 395 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
- 420 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
- 435 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
Apple: Don't Censor Tibet ACTION US
Science & Tech  (tags: world, China, Apple, technology, apps, censorship, humanrights, corruption )

Nancy
- 447 days ago - secure3.convio.net
Tell Apple to return the 'Jingdian Shucheng' app to the App Store and stop facilitating the Chinese government's suppression of information and repression of free thinking.
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
- 463 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
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
- 472 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.
 

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