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Digital rights activist Anivar Aravind told Deccan Chronicle that the double-standard was evident in the past too. Even while the whole debate of Aadhaar was going on, those availing of the service from e-district portal had to give their Aadhaar details. Those who join the health insurance scheme were also ...
... activism—digital security trainers and experts have aided human rights activists in repressive or otherwise dangerous environments around the world. ... or every generation's attacks on democracy activists and whistleblowers), threats to the data security of the nonprofit sector are broader and arguably ...

When Democrats and Republicans in Congress agree on something, it usually involves symbolic acts of patriotism or minimally decent acts of disaster relief. Add to that list: giving Mark Zuckerberg the third degree—and insisting that his company face some kind of consequence for the Cambridge Analytica ...
As Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced hearing before the US Congress this week, digital rights advocates around the world publicly shared ... and tools, “coordinating mass reporting of activist accounts and celebrating their accomplishments when accounts and pages are taken down by Facebook.”.
Activists in Myanmar welcome Zuckerberg's pledge to clamp down on hate speech. ... Digital rights and civil society groups in Myanmar say they welcome a pledge by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to better address hate speech and other content inciting violence, but said the platform could do more to ...
... Revolutionary Students Front, Peoples Students Federation, Pushtoon Education and Development Movement, Pushtoon Falahi Jirgah, Sangat Lahore Students Federation, Team Awaaz, Civil Society of Gilgil Baltistan, Find Raza Friends, Progressive Labour Federation, Digital Rights Foundation, Bhatta ...

Bernie Cahill and Greg Suess, two of ROAR management's four founders, are exiting to form a new management company dubbed Activist Artists ... Cahill, a former intellectual property attorney, specializes in artist and talent representation, content creation, global touring, digital rights management and IP ...
For a survivor fleeing an abuser, a political dissident, or an activist, the cost of small mistakes can be enormous. ... "There are some situations for journalists/activists/human rights defenders where the stakes are high," says Eva Gelperin, the director of cybersecurity at the digital rights group Electronic ...
Data protection has failed globally, we need data disarmament now, says digital rights activist Nikhil Pahwa ... Nikhil Pahwa was among the activists who were at the forefront of the net neutrality campaign in 2014. Later, he co-founded the Internet Freedom Foundation which advocates digital rights. Pahwa ...
Sonos said that starting on Monday, the company will pull all advertising from Facebook, Instagram, Google and Twitter and will donate the money it would have spent on ads to RightsCon conference that brings together tech companies and activists to discuss digital rights issues. "We will also go dark on ...
The CLOUD Act, inserted in a massive spending bill signed by the president, was designed to streamline the process for law enforcement seeking digital evidence, but it has been roundly criticized by civil liberties and digital rights activists. US lawmakers drafted the bill in response to the court battle in ...
NEW DELHI: Nearly seven years after his anti-corruption movement caught the imagination of millions of Indians, social activist Anna Hazare today accused the government of creating hurdles to stall his "satyagraha" protest in the capital, which was called to demand a competent Lokpal and better ...
Thanks to the work of net neutrality activists, the connectedness of digital and civil rights, while under-discussed, is not wholly new. When we ... The larger problem is that our rights are not being protected, and that we the public have yet to unite behind a vision of what digital rights should look like. But as ...
... the money it would have spent on ads to RightsCon -- an Access Now event that brings together tech companies and activists to discuss digital rights ... will be healthier if companies like Sonos and Facebook exist in an ecosystem that includes a vibrant activist community focused on advancing the social ...
The Senate voted Wednesday to approve an anti-sex-trafficking bill that would allow victims of sex trafficking to seek justice against online platforms that knowingly facilitate the act, a move that prosecutors, victims and anti-trafficking activists are heralding as an essential step in cracking down on the crime.
Joining and supporting dedicated organisations like Digital Rights Watch and Electronic Frontiers Australia helps extend their reach and yours. Electronic ... European developer and rights activist Aral Balkan lays out a set of proposals for replacement, founded on rejection of the idea that our most personal ...
ISSUES: Access to. Information · Attacks · Censorship · Digital Rights · Freedom of Assembly · Free Expression & the Law · Gender and Sexual Diversity · Impunity ...

The Senate is expected to vote as soon as Wednesday on an anti-sex-trafficking bill that would allow victims of sex trafficking to seek justice against online platforms that knowingly facilitate the act, a move that prosecutors, victims and anti-trafficking activists are heralding as an essential step in cracking ...
The recent misuse of data belonging to tens of millions of Facebook users has shown that Indonesian netizens must improve their awareness on data privacy, a digital rights group has said. Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network (SAFEnet) regional coordinator Damar Juniarto said on Thursday ...
... journalists, activists, bloggers, writers, comedians, games developers, and women who use Twitter but do not have a large following. Experts working in areas such as women's rights, discrimination, technology, and digital rights were also consulted when forming a series of recommendations that could ...
The Senate is expected to vote as soon as Wednesday on an anti-sex-trafficking bill that would allow victims of sex trafficking to seek justice against online platforms that knowingly facilitate the act, a move that prosecutors, victims and anti-trafficking activists are heralding as an essential step in cracking ...
The Senate voted Wednesday to approve an anti-sex-trafficking bill that would allow victims of sex trafficking to seek justice against online platforms that knowingly facilitate the act, a move that prosecutors, victims and anti-trafficking activists are heralding as an essential step in cracking down on the crime.
Digital rights advocate Fight for the Future (FFTF) has big issues with the bill as well. ... The ACLU and Amnesty International also see no silver lining in the CLOUD Act: "At a time when human rights activists, dissidents and journalists around the world face unprecedented attacks, we cannot afford to ...
Civil libertarians and digital rights advocates are alarmed about an "insidious" and "dangerous" piece of federal legislation that the ACLU warns "threatens activists abroad, individuals here in the U.S., and would empower Attorney General Sessions in new disturbing ways." The Clarifying Lawful Overseas ...
Digital rights groups and news associations are slamming a judge's recent ruling that Time, Yahoo and other publishers may have infringed copyright by ... The decision "has already created substantial uncertainty for media organizations, citizen journalists, educators, artists and activists," the News Media ...
Digital rights groups and news associations are slamming a judge's recent ruling that Time, Yahoo and other publishers may have infringed copyright by ... The decision "has already created substantial uncertainty for media organizations, citizen journalists, educators, artists and activists," the News Media ...
Digital rights groups and news associations are slamming a judge's recent ruling that Time, Yahoo and other publishers may have infringed copyright by ... The decision "has already created substantial uncertainty for media organizations, citizen journalists, educators, artists and activists," the News Media ...
Then we'll have to rely on activists to push for the necessary changes. This article ... This it did despite significant opposition from digital rights and privacy groups. Why were ... In spite of the fact that many activists were at risk of surveillance, organised responses to the bill were left to expert communities.
Google made its case in court this week against Canadian courts having the ability to order the internet search giant to block search results worldwide. Google's lawyer—who appeared in a British Columbia court earlier this week—was armed with a recent California ruling that said one country's judges ...
Plans to deny millions of people the right to access immigration data held on them by the Home Office are illegal and will be challenged in court, the government has been told. Organisations representing up to 3 million EU citizens living in the UK and digital rights activists have written to the home secretary, ...
From that perspective, are there any notable differences between legislative-based organizing and, say, generally raising awareness of digital rights locally? Scott: As far as legislative versus non-legislative organizing: Electronic Frontiers Georgia is also very interested in raising general awareness and ...
Activists, human rights lawyers and journalists targeted by cell phone spyware are demanding an independent investigation, charging that the federal government ... The Prodh human rights center, advocacy group Article 19, Mexicans Against Corruption and Impunity, and digital rights group R3D charged ...
At a time when net neutrality seems to be coming to an end, one of its biggest proponents, John Perry Barlow, has died on Feb. 7 at 70. Here, those who knew his work best reflect on how the Grateful Dead lyricist and digital-rights activist who co-founded the Electronic Frontier Foundation, helped shape the ...
ASL19 founder Ali Karimzadeh Bangi, one of the leading lights of the expat Iranian digital rights community, appeared in court on charges of sexual assault and forcible imprisonment. The following day, he ... An activist and computer scientist living in Canada, Bangi seized the moment. That same year, he ...
We are shocked and saddened by the death of Pakistan's foremost human rights activist and feminist lawyer Asma Jahangir. Her death is not just a loss for the entire country, but a personal blow for younger activists who have always looked to her as their role model and leader in trying times.
Many of those fighting digital surveillance in the United States have for decades primarily focused on government surveillance, not corporate surveillance, though they are intertwined. Meanwhile, as digital rights activists have pressed for decades, rather unsuccessfully, to reduce the scope and size of the ...
Mishi Choudhary, a technology lawyer and digital rights activist warned that this was yet another form of making AADHAAR de facto unavoidable. “The only other place where biometrics based identity has been used for movement in the name of ease and efficiency is in China. It always starts in the name of ...
Activists Call For Passage Of Calif. ... Fight for the Future, a digital rights advocacy group, said April 12 that more than 50,000 California residents and 200 businesses had sent letters urging California's Senate Energy committee to advance a bill that would restore net neutrality rules struck down in ...
Galperin's day job is director of cybersecurity at the EFF, where she writes training materials to boost activists' tech skills, researches malware that targets vulnerable populations, and leads the fight for digital rights. This has given her the skills to help women who has been hacked, but the sheer volume of ...
The efforts made by digital rights activists like Nikhil Pahwa and his team are more about pointing out the errors, mistakes, shortcomings and the dangers related to misuse and suggesting ways to overcome the same complications in the Aadhaar identification system. Pahwa suggested that Aadhaar in its ...
Civil rights activists say lower-income consumers and people of color could be particularly impacted. "Most Americans have little to no choice in broadband provider, and so we need a consumer protection agency working on these issues," said Chris Lewis, vice president of the digital rights group Public ...
After living life as a man for a period of years, she returns to life as a lesbian and navigates the line between butch and trans identity. The novel is largely autobiographical, with Jess' life closely mirroring Feinberg's, who was a prominent activist and identified as lesbian and transgender at different points in ...
Digital Rights Foundation Executive Director Nighat Dad told The Express Tribune said that as a law enforcement body, it was the duty of the FIA to ensure there are safeguards to ensure that the suspects are accorded their rights. “It is the bedrock of the criminal justice system and the FIA has failed in this ...
The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Turkish authorities to scrap the article of a draft bill that would expand internet censorship in Turkey. The Parliamentary Planning and Budget Commission yesterday passed article 73 of the bill, which would require online broadcasters, including YouTube and ...
Activists, human rights lawyers and journalists targeted by cell phone spyware are demanding an independent investigation, charging that the federal government ... The Prodh human rights center, advocacy group Article 19, Mexicans Against Corruption and Impunity, and digital rights group R3D charged ...
At a time when net neutrality seems to be coming to an end, one of its biggest proponents, John Perry Barlow, has died on Feb. 7 at 70. Here, those who knew his work best reflect on how the Grateful Dead lyricist and digital-rights activist who co-founded the Electronic Frontier Foundation, helped shape the ...
This is how different human rights activists, legal professionals and media persons reacted to the death of Asma Jahangir. Nighat Dad – a human rights and internet activist and founder of Digital Rights Foundation was deeply saddened on leading lawyer's demise, “Asma Jahangir was an epitome of hope.
We are shocked and saddened by the death of Pakistan's foremost human rights activist and feminist lawyer Asma Jahangir. Her death is not just a loss for the entire country, but a personal blow for younger activists who have always looked to her as their role model and leader in trying times.
John Perry Barlow, who has died aged 70 after a long period of ill health, started as a cattle rancher, wrote lyrics for the Grateful Dead, and then became a digital rights activist and a champion of free speech on the internet. His ideas captured the mood of a generation that believed people could reinvent ...
Many of those fighting digital surveillance in the United States have for decades primarily focused on government surveillance, not corporate surveillance, though they are intertwined. Meanwhile, as digital rights activists have pressed for decades, rather unsuccessfully, to reduce the scope and size of the ...


 

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