Pandemic Big Brother

Pandemic Big Brother

The project Pandemic Big Brother is collecting information on restrictions of digital rights around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic. The project is monitoring restrictions of civil rights that are realized with digital technologies. These restrictions must be lifted after the threat of coronavirus is gone.

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Covid19 cancels UN’s CSW 64

The Secretary General of the UN has decided to cancel all parallel and side events of the 64th session of the Women’s Commission that was due to take place March 9th-March 22, 2020. This is based on the covid19 outbreak which has hit multiple US states, as well as 60 other countries to-date. The following […]

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Human Rights Day celebration

Virtual Activism and Southern New Hampshire University are organizing an international human rights day on Dec 10, 2019. The event will include virtual reality short films on topics as diverse as refugees, women’s rights, child rights, and climate change. There will also be a refugee shelter installation. Originally designed for a thematic dance performance by […]

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The contract for the web

Tim Berners-Lee, in an attempt at reframing the web, has drafted, together with others, a Contract for the Web. The Contract has 9 guiding principles. The Contract for the Web included representatives from over 80 organizations, representing governments, companies and civil society, and sets out commitments to guide digital policy agendas. To achieve the Contract’s […]

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Amazon and facial recognition

In an article entitled “Software Confuses Expressions for Feelings”, the author cites the positive and negative consequences of using such technology. The article confirms that Amazon has come under fire for selling Rekognition to government agencies, including law enforcement, as well as Immigration and Customs Enforcement and for its possible $950 million contract with Border Patrol. Amazon’s clients may […]

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