South Korean IM app takes bold stand against police abuses
Access commends KakaoTalk for recognizing the need for extreme measures in the face of overbearing and arbitrary government surveillance.
Access contributes to independent review of UK surveillance abuses
The UK has failed to protect its citizens’ fundamental rights to privacy and secure communications.
Spotlighting surveillance: Where states can lead on transparency reporting
States have lagged far behind other stakeholders when it comes to reporting on their surveillance activity, especially on national security matters.
First TeliaSonera transparency report released
The company disclosed surveillance requests from its two home jurisdictions, along with promises of more comprehensive reports to be released every six months.
Transparency report a bright spot in busy Wikimedia month
Wikimedia appears to be taking strong actions to protect user data from surveillance and censorship.
Verizon transparency report backs sector’s call for greater disclosures
In the U.S., where Verizon has more than 100 million customers, the company continues to receive tens of thousands of government requests for user data every month, according to its latest transparency report.
Flying the coup: Circumventing censorship in Thailand
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.
‘NSA Gone Wild’ in the Bahamas, Mexico, Kenya, the Philippines and more
Per the latest Snowden revelation, the NSA is recording all call content in at least two countries
Australian Telco Telstra Releases First Transparency Report
Last month Telstra became the first non-U.S. telco to release a regular report on government and law enforcement requests for user data.
Verizon report bolsters calls to reform metadata protections
This week Verizon became the first multinational telco to release a Transparency Report on law enforcement requests.