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Proposed UN Cybercrime Treaty

Privacy International, Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Human Rights Watch's Statement to Ad Hoc Committee on Cybercrime

Privacy International, Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Human Rights Watch welcome the opportunity to participate in the second session of the Ad Hoc Committee.Preliminary remarks on criminalizationWe have observed that, even as cybercrimes often threaten peoples’ rights, efforts to address and combat cybercrime have also given rise to risks to human...

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Two of Peru's Top ISPs Improve Transparency Practices, While Two Competitors Lag Behind, New Hiperderecho's Report Shows

Peru’s top two telecom operators Movistar (Telefónica) and Claro (América Móvil) continued to earn high marks for being transparent about government requests for user data, while competitors Bitel (Viettel) and Entel slightly improved practices promoting human rights, but in general lagged behind, according to a new report issued today...

We Finally Have a Federal Fiber Broadband Plan

There is a lot to appreciate in the recently published “Notice of Funding Opportunity” (NOFO) by the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA). It is arguably the first federal government proposal that seeks to promote infrastructure policies focused on the future, rather than the usual subsidizing “good enough...

المواطن البريطاني علاء عبد الفتاح يطالب بوقف سوء المعاملة في السجون المصرية

المدون والمبرمج والمدافع عن حرية التعبير المصري علاء عبد الفتاح مضرب عن الطعام في اليوم الخامس والأربعين احتجاجًا على سوء معاملته في أحد السجون المصرية. يقضي علاء حكما حُكم عليه به دون اتباع الإجراءات القانونية اللازمة أواخر العام الماضي، بعد أن أمضى عامين محتجزا في سجن طرة شديد الحراسة...

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California Law Enforcement Now Needs Approval for Military-Grade Surveillance Equipment. We'll Be Watching.

California residents finally have a law designed to dismantle some of the secrecy around domestic acquisitions of warzone surveillance equipment.The weapons of the United States military—drones, mobile command centers, sound cannons, and more—have been handed off to local law enforcement for years. The transfers have equipped police departments with the...

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