Turkey blocks Twitter and YouTube, companies capitulate and self-censor
16 Apr 2015 •
Turkey recently blocked users’ access to Twitter and YouTube in an effort to censor material posted by users, just as it did in March of last year. If users are willing to fight back against government censorship, social media companies should support them in their efforts
Access and Coalition Urge U.S. Federal Agencies to Protect Human Rights
31 Mar 2015 •
Certain rights transcend governments, but we still rely on government authorities to protect them.
Human rights left out of sight in UK’s new surveillance guidelines
23 Mar 2015 •
Access and a coalition of civil society organizations called on the Home Office of the United Kingdom to address questions about the lack of human rights protections found in its surveillance authorities.
President Obama’s cyber summit must not dwell on solutions that violate privacy
13 Feb 2015 •
Today, the White House will hold its Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection. While improved digital hygiene is critically important, the information-sharing proposals offered by Congress and President Obama so far place user privacy at risk while being of questionable utility for improving digital security.
Interim report fails to provide protections for non-U.S. persons
21 Oct 2014 •
U.S. intelligence community misses on questions of human rights