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Ariel Koren resigned from Google citing hostility for speaking up

Google employee Ariel Koren tweeted that she had resigned from Google citing hostility against workers who speak up about Google’s $1b AI/surveillance contract with Israel. She also wrote her story in Medium where she stated: “Due to retaliation, a hostile environment, and illegal actions by the company, I cannot continue to work at Google and […]

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EFF’s statement on the proposed cybercrime convention

In a new round of talks this week to formulate a UN Cybercrime Treaty, EFF is calling for strictly limiting the scope of the convention’s international cooperation provisions and safeguards to ensure that states respect human rights when responding to legal assistance requests. EFF is among a group of digital and human rights organizations participating […]

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Pegasus spyware

Access Now has issued a joint statement with human rights and press freedom organizations in August urging the United States government to hold NSO Group accountable for providing Pegasus spyware to governments that have used the tool to secretly surveil journalists around the world. Signatories include: ORGANIZATIONSAccess NowARTICLE 19Amnesty InternationalCommittee to Protect JournalistsElectronic Frontier Foundation […]

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On internet shutdowns

Governments can use a range of tactics to close their citizens off from internet access. The Guardian, UK, has three great articles on such shutdowns: why and how they are shut down, and how to counter it. How to shut down the Internet and how to fight back. Governments embrace internet shutdowns as a form […]

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DuckDuckGo’s Email Protection Beta Now Open

DuckDuckGo, the search engine company that is concerned with privacy matters, has now opened its beta Email Protection. It is a free email forwarding service that removes multiple types of hidden email trackers and lets you create unlimited unique private email addresses on the fly – without switching email providers or apps. DuckDuckGo will give privacy and […]

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