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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Keep the FBI out of my Computer - Access Now - 0 views

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    "The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) wants the power to hack into computers anywhere in the world, and even millions of computers at once. Instead of asking U.S. Congress for permission, they're sneaking a procedural rule change through the bureaucracy. It's called Rule 41 and it's part of the U.S.Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure. Read more about Rule 41 and government hacking here and here. "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

U.N. passes landmark resolution condemning internet shutdowns - Access Now - 1 views

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    "1 July 2016 | 4:48 am Tweet Share GENEVA - Today the United Nations Human Rights Council agreed by consensus to a resolution supporting human rights online, despite efforts by hostile states to eliminate key provisions in the text. The landmark document specifically condemns internet shutdowns and renews 2012 and 2014 resolutions that declared, unequivocally, that human rights apply online just as they do offline."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

UN Human Rights Council Passes Resolution 'Unequivocally' Condemning Internet Shutdowns - 0 views

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    "United Nations Human Rights Council today adopted resolutions condemning measures to intentionally prevent or disrupt access or dissemination of information on the Internet in violation of international human rights law. Calls on all States to refrain from and cease such measures. "[T]he same rights that people have offline must also be protected online, in particular freedom of expression, which is applicable regardless of frontiers and through any media of one's choice." The resolution is non-binding. "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Online freedom is a 'human right' that must be protected, says UN | WIRED UK - 0 views

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    "Internet disruption is a "human rights violation", says UN Governments who cut off internet access are denying citizens their rights"
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    "Governments who cut off internet access are denying citizens their rights"
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

#KeepItOn - Access Now - 1 views

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    "in·ter·net shut·down noun | /ˈin(t)ərˌnet ˈSHətˌdoun/ An intentional disruption of internet or electronic communications, rendering them inaccessible or effectively unusable, for a specific population or within a location, often to exert control over the flow of information. Internet shutdowns happen when governments order companies to cut off access to communications tools - like Twitter, SMS, or Facebook. Unfortunately, companies often comply with these government orders, even when they happen during elections."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

U.S. military official: Internet shutdowns don't help during conflict - Access Now - 0 views

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    "22 June 2016 | 4:49 pm Today the U.S. military gave a resounding rebuke to U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump's call to shut down the internet in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Politico reports from a House Armed Services Committee hearing that Acting Assistant Defense Secretary Thomas Atkins testified:"
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Lurkers prohibited: Human rights apply to social media monitoring - Access Now - 0 views

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    [This is part two of a two-part series on the human rights implications of law enforcement monitoring of social media content. Part one examined what social media monitoring is and why it threatens human rights. ...]
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

If You Hate the Safe Harbor for Internet Piracy, Sign This Petition. - Digital Music Ne... - 0 views

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    "Several significant copyright milestones were reached earlier this year. The first key movement was that Congressional hearings began on reforming the copyright law. "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Europe's 'Net Neutrality' Could Allow Torrent and VPN Throttling - TorrentFreak - 0 views

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    " By Ernesto on October 22, 2015 C: 65 News Next week the European Parliament will vote on Europe's new telecoms regulation which includes net neutrality rules. While the legislation is a step forward for many countries, experts and activists warn that it may leave the door open for BitTorrent and VPN throttling if key amendments fail to pass. "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

EU doubles down on TTIP secrecy as public resistance grows | Ars Technica UK [# ! Note...] - 0 views

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      # ! What kind of #Democracy is this where citiens # ! are kept aside of the process of elaboration of # ! essential legislation...? # ! :/
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    "Top national politicians must visit a special room in Brussels to read key TTIP documents. by Glyn Moody - Aug 14, 2015 9:45 am UTC"
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    "Top national politicians must visit a special room in Brussels to read key TTIP documents. by Glyn Moody - Aug 14, 2015 9:45 am UTC"
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Renewed focus on US security and human rights | Opensource.com - 1 views

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    "Even as the US government bids adieu to Clipper Chip, an infamous episode that influenced the cryptography debate for years, there is renewed focus in a number of quarters that it should not repeated."
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    "Even as the US government bids adieu to Clipper Chip, an infamous episode that influenced the cryptography debate for years, there is renewed focus in a number of quarters that it should not repeated."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Tech sector tells Obama encryption backdoors "undermine human rights" | Ars Technica - 1 views

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    "Backdoors "could be exploited by even the most repressive or dangerous regimes." by David Kravets - May 19, 2015 4:48 pm UTC"
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    "Backdoors "could be exploited by even the most repressive or dangerous regimes." by David Kravets - May 19, 2015 4:48 pm UTC"
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

European citizens have spoken out, and it's time for the EU to pass Net Neutrality | Ac... - 0 views

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    "As digital rights advocates around the world celebrate the victory for Net Neutrality in the U.S., we should remember that the fight in Europe is heating up. Right now decision makers in Brussels are negotiating over a crucial text to preserve the open internet, and it's time for them to make the right decision and pass Net Neutrality into law. The European Parliament holds the key."
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    "As digital rights advocates around the world celebrate the victory for Net Neutrality in the U.S., we should remember that the fight in Europe is heating up. Right now decision makers in Brussels are negotiating over a crucial text to preserve the open internet, and it's time for them to make the right decision and pass Net Neutrality into law. The European Parliament holds the key."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

New Corporate Rights Under TAFTA - 0 views

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    "For over a decade, U.S. and European corporations have pushed for an agreement between the United States and Europe - the Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA) - that would roll back consumer, environmental and other important safeguards on both sides of the Atlantic and establish new corporate rights and privileges. In July 2013, European Union (EU) and U.S. negotiators launched TAFTA negotiations, which are ongoing."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

UN Human Rights Council Debates Report Criticising Copyright - 0 views

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    [11/03/2015 by Catherine Saez, Intellectual Property Watch]
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    [11/03/2015 by Catherine Saez, Intellectual Property Watch]
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

UK Media Regulator Again Threatens RT for "Bias": This Time, Airing "Anti-Western Views... - 0 views

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    "In 2001, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II used the occasion of the annual "Queen's Speech" to unveil a new statutory proposal to regulate all media operating in her realm, one provision of which was the creation of the "Office of Communications" (Ofcom) to monitor and punish television outlets which exhibit "bias.""
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    "In 2001, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II used the occasion of the annual "Queen's Speech" to unveil a new statutory proposal to regulate all media operating in her realm, one provision of which was the creation of the "Office of Communications" (Ofcom) to monitor and punish television outlets which exhibit "bias.""
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Just in time for the Holidays: UN Approves Privacy Resolution in Major Victory for Huma... - 1 views

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    [10:21am | 19 December 2014 | by Deji Olukotun, Peter Micek] "The UN General Assembly formally approved a major resolution on the right to privacy yesterday, by consensus. The resolution spotlights the privacy violations that are enabled by advances in technology, overbearing government surveillance, and corporate complicity. "
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    [10:21am | 19 December 2014 | by Deji Olukotun, Peter Micek] "The UN General Assembly formally approved a major resolution on the right to privacy yesterday, by consensus. The resolution spotlights the privacy violations that are enabled by advances in technology, overbearing government surveillance, and corporate complicity. "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Letter to the Council of the European Union: "Don't Turn Your Backs on Net Neutrality!"... - 0 views

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    "Paris, November 26, 2014 - Tomorrow on Thursday November 27th, the "Transport, Telecommunications and Energy" (TTE) Council will meet in Brussels to discuss the general approach on Telecom Single Market the Italian Presidency sent to the delegations of the Member States on November 14th. This text, which aims at protecting Net Neutrality and therefore the freedom of our communications, unfortunatel" [# ! No #NetNeutrality # ! … No #HumanRights. # ! Is this what #Europe wants to be said about @ur #Union…? # ! want to guess that not…]
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    "Paris, November 26, 2014 - Tomorrow on Thursday November 27th, the "Transport, Telecommunications and Energy" (TTE) Council will meet in Brussels to discuss the general approach on Telecom Single Market the Italian Presidency sent to the delegations of the Member States on November 14th. This text, which aims at protecting Net Neutrality and therefore the freedom of our communications, unfortunatel"
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    "Paris, November 26, 2014 - Tomorrow on Thursday November 27th, the "Transport, Telecommunications and Energy" (TTE) Council will meet in Brussels to discuss the general approach on Telecom Single Market the Italian Presidency sent to the delegations of the Member States on November 14th. This text, which aims at protecting Net Neutrality and therefore the freedom of our communications, unfortunatel" [# ! No #NetNeutrality # ! … No #HumanRights. # ! Is this what #Europe wants to be said about @ur #Union…? # ! want to guess that not…]
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Researchers Uncover Government Spy Tool Used to Hack Telecoms and Belgian Cryptographer... - 1 views

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    "Though no one is willing to speculate on the record about Regin's source, news reports about the Belgacom and Quisquater hacks pointed a finger at GCHQ and the NSA." [#! Can't ask for compliance when you do not comply]
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    "Though no one is willing to speculate on the record about Regin's source, news reports about the Belgacom and Quisquater hacks pointed a finger at GCHQ and the NSA." [#! Can't ask for compliance when you do not comply]
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

ISP Provides Free VPN to Protect Customer Privacy | TorrentFreak - 1 views

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    " Andy on November 17, 2014 C: 32 News A leading Swedish Internet service provider is taking a novel approach to protect customer privacy. Faced with a legal requirement to log subscriber activities, from next week ISP Bahnhof will give all of its customers a free, no-logging VPN service" [# ! #Technology #watching for #HumanRights]
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    " Andy on November 17, 2014 C: 32 News A leading Swedish Internet service provider is taking a novel approach to protect customer privacy. Faced with a legal requirement to log subscriber activities, from next week ISP Bahnhof will give all of its customers a free, no-logging VPN service"
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