Source: James Losey, Slate
On Wednesday, while returning from the Human Rights and Technology Conference in Rio De Janeiro, Kobeissi had to change planes in the United States. At the airport, he was detained and had his passport confiscated for an hour
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Source: Human Rights Watch
Governments and companies around the world should stop signing new contracts with arms suppliers such as the Russian firm Rosoboronexport that are providing weapons to the Syrian government.
The campaign to use social engineering to install surveillance software that spies on Syrian activists is growing ever more complex as violence in Syria has escalated.
The Access Innovation Prize is a new initiative that will award 5 lots of US$20,000 to individuals, organizations or networks that have the best actionable ideas of how to use information technology to promote and enable human rights or deliver a social good outcome.
Source: Jon Evans, TechCrunch
Imagine an authoritarian nation where everyone has a phone running a government-customized version of Android — indeed, is required to have one, because every phone is an eye and ear of the national surveillance network.
Source: Will Grant, BBC News
In September 2006, gunmen opened the doors of the Sol y Sombra discotheque in Uruapan, in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, and threw five human heads onto the dance floor.
Last fall, “Kardokh,” a 25-year-old dissident and computer expert in the Syrian capital of Damascus, met with British journalist and filmmaker Sean McAllister. (Kardokh is his online pseudonym, used at his request.)
Syria has been the center of much international attention lately.
The campaign of attacks targeting Syrian opposition activists on the Internet has taken a new turn.