News tagged with human rights groups

Exposed: Uncensored WikiLeaks cables posted to Web

Uncensored copies of WikiLeaks' massive tome of U.S. State Department cables circulated freely Thursday across the Internet, leaving a whole new batch of U.S. sources vulnerable to embarrassment and potential ...

dateSep 01, 2011 in Internet
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Hong Kong police body cameras spark fears

In a first for Asia, Hong Kong police said Thursday they will trial the use of video cameras attached to their uniforms to film exchanges with the public, despite concerns from human rights groups.

dateAug 09, 2012 in Other
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Economist magazine faces contempt in Bangladesh

(AP)—A Bangladesh war crimes tribunal has accused the British magazine The Economist of hacking the computer of its presiding judge to record conversations and read emails he exchanged with a lawyer.

dateDec 09, 2012 in Internet
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Philippine president defends cybercrime law

Philippine President Benigno Aquino defended a new cybercrime law Friday amid a storm of protests from critics who say it will severely curb Internet freedoms and intimidate web users into self-censorship.

dateOct 05, 2012 in Internet
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Security firm: Hackers hit chemical companies

(AP) -- Cyber attacks traced to China targeted at least 48 chemical and military-related companies in an effort to steal technical secrets, a U.S. computer security company said Tuesday, adding to complaints about pervasive ...

dateNov 01, 2011 in Internet
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Do you benefit from slave labor?

What would you do if you knew your fast-food burger, the steel in your car, the leather for your shoes or that shiny hardwood floor came as a result of slave labor?

dateJun 11, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Rights groups: Stop selling spyware to dictators

A coalition of human rights groups is launching a campaign to curb the international trade in surveillance software, saying exports of sophisticated espionage programs are chilling free speech across the globe.

dateApr 04, 2014 in Security
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