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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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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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VA’s statement to the 3rd session of the Ad Hoc Committee on Cybercrime

The third session of the Ad Hoc Committee to Elaborate a Comprehensive International Convention on Countering the Use of Information and Communications Technologies for Criminal Purposes, began on August 29th and is ending September 9th. There have been multiple non-profit organizations who have had their input as of the 1st session, including VA. With this […]

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Artificial intelligence: the key take-aways

The following are the key take-aways from the AI for Good Summit that took place in May, 2019.  In his keynote address, Siemens’ Snabe said that “ever since it began, technology was always based on promises.” He continued that we recognize that data and AI are fundamental tools in solving the grand challenges facing humanity. […]

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