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29 August 2018

New guidance for companies encourages action to support civic freedoms & human rights defenders & explores opportunities for engagement

Author: Bennett Freeman with Sif Thorgeirsson, Adele Barzelay & Brooks Reed

"Shared space under pressure: Business support for civic freedoms and human rights defenders," 29 August 2018 ...

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27 August 2018

Global Network Initiative report details human rights impacts of internet shutdowns & recommends involving businesses in advocacy against disruptions

Author: Jan Rydzak, Global Network Initiative

Since 2011, network disruptions and large-scale network shutdowns have become a widespread tool of information control. Governments in at least four continents (Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America) have shut down connectivity or social media... ...

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20 August 2018
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Der US-Internetkonzern Google will Medienberichten zufolge eine Suchmaschine in China auf den Markt bringen, die der chinesischen Zensur die Arbeit abnimmt. An dem Projekt mit dem Namen "Dragonfly" wird bereits seit dem Frühjahr 2017 gearbeitet. Die...

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17 August 2018

Commentary: Tech companies can contribute to violations of freedom of expression & privacy by complying with govt. user data requests

Author: Isabel Laura Ebert, OpenGlobalRights

"The corporations' dilemma: navigating government access to information," 16 Aug 2018...

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17 August 2018
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Author: Süddeutsche Zeitung

Mehr als 1000 Mitarbeiter von Google haben in einem Brief Bedenken gegen die Rückkehr des Suchmaschinen-Anbieters nach China formuliert. Die zensierte Suchmaschine mit dem Projektnamen Dragonfly, zu Deutsch Libelle, werfe "dringende moralische und...

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16 August 2018
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Author: Isabel Laura Ebert, OpenGlobalRights

Technologie kann zur Verwirklichung von Menschenrechten in Konflikt- und Post-Konflikt-Ländern beitragen... Gleichzeitig ermöglicht Technologie Menschenrechtsverletzungen......

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8 August 2018
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7 August 2018
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4 August 2018

China: Human rights groups & employees call on Google not to launch censored search engine saying it would violate rights to expression & privacy

According to media reports, Google plans to launch a censored search engine in China that blocks sensitive information. In August 2018, 14 human rights organisations, including Access Now, Amnesty International, Committee to Protect Journalists,...

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19 July 2018

Google introduces 'Artificial Intelligence principles' that prohibit its use in weapons & human rights abuses

In March 2018, Google announced that it had partnered with the Pentagon on an initiative known as "Project Maven" to help it analyze and interpret drone videos via artificial intelligence. In response, over 4,000 Google employees signed a letter calli...

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