Dear Apple shareholders: you have the power to ensure “People Come First” globally
Ahead of Apple’s annual shareholder meeting, we are urging Apple shareholders to demand the company provide meaningful transparency on government censorship demands — all around the world. Here’s why every shareholder should vote yes on Shareholder Proposal 6.
Four strategies to defend encryption and our human rights
When we fight for encryption, we fight for human rights. It enables us to stay safe online, and communicate privately and freely. Yet governments keep pushing to undermine it, and companies are caving in. Here are four ways encryption advocates can push back.
Why encryption is important: 10 facts to counter the myths
Putting a check on Big Tech: the path to accountability for companies in the 2020 RDR Index
Once again, we’re asking some of the world’s most powerful companies to review the findings in the Ranking Digital Rights (RDR) Corporate Accountability Index and make key changes to protect people’s rights.
The wild west of COVID-19 exposure mapping and why the U.S. needs a data protection law
The U.S. Congress must act to protect the privacy and civil rights of users amidst the deployment of COVID-19 response technologies across the country.
Stepping up to the challenge: which companies are responding on digital rights?
Only 10 of the 24 companies publicly responded to Access Now’s open letters asking for improvement in one key area based on each company’s evaluation results of the Ranking Digital Rights Index.
A bite of the Apple: working together for a win on freedom of expression
Responding to civil society pressure, Apple has affirmed its commitment to free expression and “will consider providing additional details” on human rights safeguards.
Differential privacy, part 3: Extraordinary claims require extraordinary scrutiny
Companies that use differential privacy have greater responsibility to be transparent about what they can (or cannot) do to protect our data.
Differential privacy, part 2: It’s complicated
For at-risk users, privacy is vital for safety and the exercise of human rights. In part two of our series on differential privacy, we take a close look at the complexities of implementing the approach.
Why inclusion matters
We are creating tools and systems that discriminate against vulnerable populations and make the internet less secure. That has to change.