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Social Media
Social Media

Facebook Posts ‘Substantively Contributed’ to Myanmar Genocide, UN Investigators Say

At a press briefing, United Nations investigators looking into the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar cited social media posts on Facebook as playing a significant role in spreading hate.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.13.18
Opinión
Opinión

Dissidents Have Been Abandoned and Besieged Online

Neither governments nor the cybersecurity community have taken enough responsibility for protecting human rights activists from hacking and surveillance.
Collin Anderson
Claudio Guarnieri
2.13.18
HOTY2017
HOTY2017

The Entrepreneur Trying to Democratize Law with a Free Chatbot

Joshua Browder created DoNotPay to help people fight parking tickets, and hopes to make the platform a resource for all kinds of legal issues.
Samantha Cole
1.24.18
Op-Ed
Op-Ed

Mexico Hacking and Spying on Its Citizens Is a 'Human Rights Crisis'

The illegal use of hacking tools by the Mexican government against activists and reporters has become a systematic policy of intimidation and harassment.
Gisela Pérez de Acha
6.23.17
displacement
displacement

A Nigerian Fishing Community Just Fought Gentrification and Won

Lagos state officials claimed the waterfront neighborhood was an environmental hazard.
Ankita Rao
6.22.17
State of Surveillance
State of Surveillance

Human Rights Activists Are Asking 8 Countries How Much They Spy on Each Other's Citizens

Are international surveillance agreements just a way to avoid local anti-spying laws?
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.13.17
access now
access now

Digital Rights Advocates Want the UN to Stop Social Media Searches at the US Border

Refugees and immigrants are having their digital lives exposed at America’s borders.
Samantha Cole
2.17.17
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Egyptian Human Rights Activists Are Being Targeted in 'Dangerous' Hacking Campaign

Since last November, hackers have been relentlessly trying to break into the online accounts of dozens of Egyptian human rights and civil liberties activists.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.2.17
Detroit
Detroit

The Number of US Households That Can’t Afford Water Could Triple in Five Years

Water access is becoming a battleground.
Kate Lunau
1.17.17
Judge
Judge

This AI Can Accurately Predict the Outcome of Human Rights Trials

But replacing human judges is “impossible” right now, researchers say.
Jordan Pearson
10.24.16
News
News

The Canadian Government Has Funded a Notorious Censorship Company for a Decade

Netsweeper may be building a 'Great Firewall' in Bahrain.
Jordan Pearson
9.21.16
iran
iran

How Researchers Exposed Iranian Cyberattacks Against Hundreds of Activists

For more than three years, two researchers have tracked the rise of state-sponsored Iranian hackers.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.11.16