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Two digital rights NGOs are suing the Cameroonian government for imposing an internet shutdown on the country's two Anglophone regions for more than ... shutdowns of platforms such as facebook and WhatsApp), the government deployed security forces who clashed violently with Anglophone activists.
Parker Higgins, a digital rights activist at Freedom of the Press Foundation, told me in an email that the only "surefire" way to guarantee your images won't be used without your permission is to deprive people of access to them. But even if you want to, making all social media accounts private is unfeasible ...

The International Federation Of Journalists (IFJ) and the Bangladesh Manobadhikar Sangbadik Forum (BMSF) express serious concerns over the provisions curtailing freedom of expression in the draft of the Digital Security Act 2018. The IFJ demands that the Bangladesh government revise the draft act in ...
Supporters include digital rights activists EFF, environmental and consumer groups, agriculture organizations, repair franchise iCracked, online repair community iFixit, and thousands of small businesses. "We have a chance to guarantee our right to repair electronic equipment--like smartphones, ...
As the US dismantles net neutrality protections for the internet, a powerful group of Canadian telecom companies, cultural organizations, one labour union, and the national broadcaster are all lining up behind a proposal that would allow the government to block access to websites that illegally host pirated ...
This is the second time Myanmar hosted its largest digital rights forum, bringing experts of diverse backgrounds such as corporate leaders, civil society groups, government agencies, tech industry leaders and human rights activists. A local tech hub in Yangon, Phandeeyar, took the lead in organizing the ...

NOYB, the European Center for digital rights championed by privacy activist Max Schrems, is set to establish operations to help European citizens fight for their privacy rights. Download this free guide. Infographic: GDPR - The State of Play. Get the latest information on how GDPR is going to affect your ...
governments around the world are increasingly shutting down internet access in an apparent attempt to silence discontent and dissent, activists say. In 2017, internet access was cut off more than 80 times around the world, up from 56 times the year before, drawing concerns from digital rights activists.
As Lebanon's cyber-activists channelled their outrage through various social media, much of Lebanese society shrugged its shoulders. ... The American security-research company Lookout and digital rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation released an electronic forensics report implicating Lebanon's ...
Aadhaar's dangers were flagged as early as 2010 by legal researcher Usha Ramanathan, activists like Bezwada Wilson and Aruna Roy, and ... Internet researcher Srinivas Kodali, digital rights activist Anivar Aravind and others like him have been relentless in flagging off Aadhaar-related technical glitches, ...
... this has become a way of life," Judith Nwana, a US-based Cameroonian human rights activist with a background in telecommunications, told Al Jazeera. ... "The Anglophone regions feel neglected and left out of the national government's agenda," Peter Micek of digital rights organisation Access Now told ...
digital rights activists say a 16-year-old law has been instrumental in cracking down on internet accessibility. Passed in ... Blaise Ndola, a blogger and web activist in the DRC, said the government uses these laws "to shut down, monitor, and censor the internet on the pretext of preserving national security.
... which urged the federal telecom regulator to investigate high-pressure sales tactics by telecom employees. "Telecoms have a big budget," says Katy Anderson, a digital rights activist with OpenMedia. "They've got a lot of lawyers who go and make their case every day to government officials, to the CRTC.
In the Palestinian context, human right violations are committed in both the virtual and physical realities, especially for Palestinian journalists and activists on social media who face criminalization due to their opinions and activism on social media. digital rights for all Palestinians are deteriorating at a ...
The aggressive prosecution of Smith recalls that of digital rights activist Aaron Swartz, who faced 35 years and up to $1 million in fines for allegedly downloading thousands of academic articles with a secret computer connected to Massachusetts Institute of Technology's network. Swartz committed suicide in ...
It was attended by people from all walks of life - students, activists, staff from leading Non-Governmental Organizations, local businesses and internationals. According to the PNN, the main discussions of the day centered around the protection of digital rights in Palestine and globally; Palestinian innovation ...
HHS put on a formal event in the department's Great Hall, with Republican lawmakers and activists for conscience protections as invited speakers. ... Mobile security firm Lookout, Inc. and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital rights group, said the haul, which includes nearly half a million intercepted ...

A new in-depth cybersecurity report -- undertaken by the cybersecurity firm Lookout and digital rights group the Electronic Frontier Foundation ... apps used by a certain group of people -- like an activist group or military organization -- and infects these sites with malware in hopes that someone will click.
By the close of the year 2017, at least 25 Ugandans were facing trial in different courts over charges related to use of the internet to express themselves, a report by the Unwanted Witness, a digital rights NGO has indicated. In a statement issued on January 18, the World Internet Freedom day, Dorothy ...
When Khadija Siddiqi, a 22-year-old Pakistani law student and women's rights activist, was stabbed 23 times, finding legal representation proved near-impossible. .... A study published by Pakistan's digital rights Foundation (DRF), depicts online spaces as a vital, but embattled, resource for women.
It was attended by people from all walks of life - students, activists, staff from leading Non-Governmental Organizations, local businesses and internationals. The main discussions of the day centered around the protection of digital rights in Palestine and globally; Palestinian innovation in digital activism in ...
Headquartered in Haifa, 7amleh, the Arab Center for social media Advancement, provides social media training for Palestinian activists in Israel, Gaza, and the ... The Q&A session following the panel on which they spoke, titled "Global Trends on digital rights: From International Perspectives to Palestinian ...
It is perhaps the most recent example of Palestinians being deprived of their digital rights, something they face from all sides, activists said on Wednesday at a digital activism conference held in the occupied West Bank's administrative capital Ramallah. "Palestinian digital rights have been repeatedly ...
Tuesday's vote was a major blow to privacy activists, who saw the sunset of NSA authority as a strategic opportunity for Congress to rein in NSA ... President Trump dangerous and unchecked domestic surveillance powers," said Daniel Schuman, policy director for the digital rights group Demand Progress.
No wonder that more than nine in ten Indians--1.19bn people--have signed up so far. Nikhil Pahwa, a digital-rights activist, reckons that Aadhaar was misconceived from the outset. The government put too much faith in the system's designers, and was in too much of a hurry to get Aadhaar up and running.
Iran blocked the popular messaging app Telegram, which many Iranians use to communicate, during ongoing nationwide protests. This prompted an outcry (Time) from the international community, though some experts warned of overplaying the role of technology in the unrest. WikiTribune looks at the ...
For instance, when Iranian digital rights activist Nariman Gharib pressed Durov to show how AmadNews had violated Telegram's Terms of Service, he failed to provide any clear documentation, saying only that Telegram takes "decisive action." The activists have a point: The Terms of Service, at least as ...
Although Pakistan's Cyber crime Law addresses online harassment, digital rights organisations argue that these laws are being used against activists, bloggers and journalists using online spaces for commenting against the state and security agencies. Despite the odds, the network has raised new hopes ...
Hundreds of gigabytes of data have been taken from thousands of victims in more than 21 countries, said the report, authored by digital rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation and mobile security firm Lookout. They called Dark Caracal "one of the most prolific" mobile espionage campaigns to date.
"It would be a lot easier to take AT&T at their word if they hadn't spent more than $16 million last year alone lobbying to kill net neutrality and privacy protections for Internet users," said Evan Greer, an activist with the digital rights group Fight for the Future. "internet activists have been warning for months that ...
Since 2012, this small group of journalists-turned-online activists has ... an international advocacy group for digital rights, people typically feel ...
... the situation," Zohra Yusuf, a Pakistani human rights activist, told VOA. ... Ahmad, Pakistan director of the digital rights advocacy group Bytes for All, told VOA. ... Despite assurances from the government, rights activists worry ...
Zoya Rehman, a legal researcher and Feminist activist, says that ... Fatima A., an activist who regularly focuses on digital rights in her work, says ...
"journalists and activists who are using this to put out messages ... of speech, so these restrictions represent an attack on digital rights," Li said.
Survivors of cyber attacks and young feminist digital rights activists tell of the ... Now a digital human rights and feminist activist, she says such ...
However, human rights activists have taken a strong issue with that claim citing ... veteran human rights activist and Secretary General of Human rights ... Nighat Dad, founder and CEO of digital rights Foundation, says while ...
"journalists and activists who are using this to put out messages ... of speech, so these restrictions represent an attack on digital rights," Li said.
The IT experts and digital rights activists the minister wants to consult had made recommendations for Peca, but were sidelined; their advice ...
As a result, facebook censors activists and journalists in occupied and ... Palestinians need to build coalitions with international digital rights ...
As a result, facebook censors activists and journalists in occupied and disputed territories, and its definition of terror does not include the terror ...
In October 2015, for instance, a number of Palestinian activists reported that they received messages from facebook accounts with Arabic ...
... trial of prominent activist and blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah to 8 November. ... Commenting on the findings, digital rights Foundation Executive ...
Meet Nighat Dad: Pakistan's digital rights Crusader ... we decided to feature some of Pakistan's bravest women activists who are working to ... Nighat Dad, a lawyer and human rights activist hailing from a small village near ...
Meet Nighat Dad: Pakistan's digital rights Crusader ... to feature some of Pakistan's bravest women activists who are working to empower not ... Nighat Dad, a lawyer and human rights activist hailing from a small village near ...
Google offered cybercrime training for the judiciary ahead of the introduction of new digital interception legislation, according to records of ...
Here's one of her appearances in the digital rights subculture. This full page ad appeared in 2003 in Rolling Stone magazine, featuring Kaye in ...
Pakistan continually stifles the digital rights of our citizens, and MozFest will be a .... A similar thing happens with Feminist or LGBTQI+ activists.
Europe's online piracy crackdown is 'dangerous for free speech', activists claim ... has been slammed as "contradictory" and "dangerous" by a digital rights ... speech," claimed European digital rights (EDRi), an association of ...
... Baloch last year, online rights activist Nighat Dad began working on making cyber ... Founded by Dad, the digital rights Foundation established a ... when they were also cracking down on social media activists, Dad said ...
On StopSESTA.org, a hub set up by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, another digital rights group, several internet activists voiced concerns ...


 

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