Source: Access Now
Access is pleased to announce the winners of its first annual Access Innovation Prize.
Posts tagged “Human Rights”
Source: Tom Brewster, Tech Week Europe
A prominent activist from the UAE has been targeted by surveillance malware likely to have been created by an Italian company, with a French exploit seller implicated too, according to researchers.
Source: Vernon Silver, Bloomberg
On a Monday in July, Ahmed Mansoor sat in his study in Dubai and made the mistake of clicking on a Microsoft Word attachment that arrived in an e-mail, labeled “very important” in Arabic, from a sender he thought he recognized.
Source: Lindsey Walker, Asia Times
Human-rights groups reacted with condemnation following a ruling by Bahrain’s highest court on Monday rejecting the last appeals and upholding the convictions of nine medics for their role in the 2011 uprising in the capital Manama.
Source: Shawn Merdinger, Infosec Island
It’s no secret that Shodan has turned up some interesting findings over the past few years – everything from critical infrastructure devices, to VoIP phones, solar and wind farms, HVAC systems, even a online crematorium.
Source: Tech Dirt
Police and security forces around the world — and that includes in the West — hate being recorded when they’re overstepping the mark in the execution of their duties, since it allows the public to challenge official accounts, and even to use videos to seek redress.
Source: Privacy International
Privacy International is delighted that the government has recognised the necessity of controlling exports of Gamma International’s technologies.
Source: Sudhi Ranjan Sen, NDTV
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today raised alarm over the use of new tools – bulk SMS, social media, and internet – to stir an old problem – communal violence.
Source: Zack Whittaker, ZD Net
U.S. Patent No. 8,254,902, otherwise known as “Apparatus and methods for enforcement of policies upon a wireless device,” was granted in late-August, and would allow phone policies to be set to “chang[e] one or more functional or operational aspects of a wireless device […] upon the occurrence of a certain event.”