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Preserving Anonymity in Visual Media

Google announced a new tool for selectively blurring sensitive parts of videos uploaded to YouTube, such as faces, in an important move toward preserving anonymity in visual media. Read More
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$18M in Grants to Advance Public Interest Technology

In a joint commitment to uncover new ways the Internet can be used to foster learning and promote justice, MacArthur and the Ford, Knight, Open Society, and Mozilla foundations have committed a combined $18M in grants ... Read More
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Proposed Enhancements to ICC Victims Programs

A study by the Human Rights Center at UC Berkeley assesses victims support resources provided by the International Criminal Court (ICC) and offers recommendations for improving them. Read More
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Citizen Lab Questions Fitness Tracker Security

Researchers evaluated the type of data fitness trackers generate and determined that several models can expose users to hackers and cybercriminals. Read More
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Tracking Cyber Attacks on Journalists, Civil Society

A number of journalists, activists, politicians, and public figures in Latin America have been targeted by a large-scale hacking campaign since 2008, according to a report from the Citizen Lab. Read More
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Assessing Companies’ Digital Rights Practices

The majority of the world’s most powerful Internet and telecommunications companies fail to disclose key information about practices affecting users’ rights, according to a report. Read More
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New Nations Participating in Cyberespionage

Smaller, poorer nations are now using spy software, suggesting that recent data leaks and lawsuits have not deterred governments from investing in cyberespionage products, according to a report from Citizen Lab. Read More