Flying the coup: Circumventing censorship in Thailand
17 Jun 2014 •
Access complied the following list of readily available digital security tools to help internet users in Thailand exercise fundamental freedoms in a safe and secure manner online.
Access gives surveillance a red card
12 Jun 2014 •
Access gives surveillance a red card, and provides internet users with a list of actions they can take today to enhance their privacy online and protect themselves from unwarranted surveillance and data collection.
Thai coup threatens freedom of expression online
29 May 2014 •
Access and our partners are alarmed by recent political events in Thailand; less than a week after a military coup took control of civilian institutions, the country is now witnessing a crackdown on free expression online and offline.
Escalation in Erdogan’s war on online freedom of expression
21 Mar 2014 •
Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan blocks Twitter, another step in his ongoing war against the open internet.
Russia cracks down on domestic political opposition
17 Mar 2014 •
Government censorship of news reporting online severely undermines human rights and freedoms of all Russians.
Happy birthday internet kittens, and all those other things that make our lives awesome.
12 Mar 2014 •
Access invites every internet user to wish the World Wide Web a happy birthday by using #web25 or by visiting webat25.org.
Goodbye San Francisco, Hello Southeast Asia!
4 Mar 2014 •
RightsCon Silicon Valley 2014 is behind us and it was an overwhelming success! A big thanks goes out to all our expert speakers and sponsors and a special shout out to all RightsCon 2014 attendees for bringing the conference to life!
RightsCon Silicon Valley 2014 Kicks Off!
2 Mar 2014 •
After months of planning and preparing, we’re ready to kick off RightsCon Silicon Valley 2014, the premier gathering of tech policy leaders, entrepreneurs, and digital rights defenders from around the world. I’m in awe of the amazing lineup of speakers and experts, and we want to make sure you have access to them too!
FCC’s tender touch won’t save the internet
20 Feb 2014 •
Nearly a month after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (D.C. Circuit) struck down the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) authority to enforce existing network neutrality rules, the FCC announced its response. In a statement today, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler engaged in impressive verbal acrobatics to avoid the simple truth: In order to protect the open and innovative internet the FCC must correct its earlier mistakes and expand the agency’s regulatory authority over internet service providers (ISP) under Title II of the 1996 Communications Act.
Top 10 things you wouldn’t believe the NSA is doing on the Internet:
11 Feb 2014 •
In 2013, the world learned that the NSA’s reach into our privacy extends further and deeper than we ever could have imagined.