Digital Rights

WikiLeaks new release: SpyFiles 3 (short news)

On September 4, 2013, WikiLeaks releases a new series of SpyFiles documents called “SpyFiles 3.” The documents show how worldwide Intelligence Agencies develop mass surveillance technology tools to monitor targeted groups or whole populations. Quote from the WikiLeaks statement: Today, Wednesday 4 September 2013 at 1600 UTC, WikiLeaks released ‘Spy Files #3′ – 249 documents from 92 global intelligence contractors. These documents reveal how, as the intelligence world has privatised,...

 
 

The NSA Spying Scandal: Verizon, Prism, Cyber-attacks

The NSA Spying Scandal: Verizon, Prism, Cyber-attacks

    We report here the latest disclosure by Glenn Greenwald, published in The Guardian, about a whole system of citizens surveillance made by US (NSA) administration. Here are excerpts  of Guardian articles with their links: NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily June 6, 2013. The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon, one of America’s largest...

 
 

EFF: CISPA is Back: FAQ on What it is and Why it’s Still Dangerous

Published by Electronic Frontier Foundation -  Mark M. Jaycox and Kurt Opsahl on February 25, 2013: The privacy-invasive bill known as CISPA—the so-called “cybersecurity” bill—was reintroduced in February 2013. Just like last year, the bill has stirred a tremendous amount of grassroots activism because it carves a loophole in all known privacy laws and grants legal immunity for companies to share your private information. EFF has compiled an FAQ detailing...

 
 

Reporters Without Borders: Report on Internet Surveillance, Focusing on 5 Governments and 5 Companies Enemies of Internet

Published on March 11/12, 2013 by RSF (RWB):   Today, 12 March, World Day Against Cyber-Censorship, Reporters Without Borders is releasing a Special report on Internet surveillance, available at surveillance.rsf.org/en. It looks at the way governments are increasingly using technology that monitors online activity and intercepts electronic communication in order to arrest journalists, citizen-journalists and dissidents. Around 180 netizens worldwide are currently in prison for providing news and information online....

 
 

Bahrain:Human rights organisations filed formal complaints with the OECD against surveillance companies

By Reporters without Boarders. Published on Monday 4 February 2013. Updated on Tuesday 5 February 2013. Reporters Without Borders Germany, Reporters Without Borders International, Privacy International, Bahrain Watch, the Bahrain Center for Human Rights and the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights filed formal complaint with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) against a surveillance software company on Friday 1st February. The OECD National Contact Points National...

 
 

EFF: Surveillance Camp: Mapping Strategies to Counteract Online Spying in Latin America

EFF on January 17, 2013 By Katitza Rodriguez This is the first in a series of posts mapping state surveillance challenges in Latin America and lessons learned at EFF’s State Surveillance Camp in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. What happens when you place a mix of journalists, technologists, human rights lawyers, digital rights activists, and victims of surveillance from around the world in a room to map the problems of electronic...