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 ...

Sep 01, 2011
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Rights groups release anti-surveillance software

A coalition of human rights and technology groups including Amnesty International on Thursday launched new software to allow journalists and activists to check if their computers are being spied on.

Nov 20, 2014
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Court: UK spies get bulk access to NSA data

The British government's insistence that its spies don't use the vast espionage powers of the U.S. National Security Agency to sidestep U.K. restrictions on domestic eavesdropping was called into question by a court document ...

Oct 29, 2014
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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.

Dec 09, 2012
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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 ...

Nov 01, 2011
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Respect for human rights is improving

By ignoring how the collection of data on political repression changes over time, human rights watchers may be misjudging reports that seem to show respect for human rights has not been improving, according to a Penn State ...

May 12, 2014
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Turkey keeps YouTube ban after court backtrack

YouTube will remain blocked in Turkey, despite the end to a similar controversial ban on Twitter, after a court backtracked on an earlier ruling to grant access to the video-sharing site.

Apr 05, 2014
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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.

Apr 04, 2014
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