Civil Liberties

    • Monday Dump Jump

      SFL is base jumping Trollveggen today so you're stuck with me kiddies! Of all the loses on election day this year, one was particularly bad for civil liberties in the U.S. America’s rising civil liberties movement lost one of its strongest advocates in the US Congress on Tuesday night, as Colorado’s Mark Udall lost his Senate seat to Republican Cory Gardner.

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    • Birth Registration, Legal Identity, and the Post-2015 Agenda

      Birth Registration, Legal Identity, and the Post-2015 Agenda Center for Global Development Policy Paper 046 September 2014 “As the post-2015 process to determine the successor set of goals to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) moves into its final year, much of the UN inter-governmental negotiations will turn to strengthening and quantifying individual targets.

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    • I DECLARE CONFIDENTIALITY!

      You remember that episode, where Michael Scott declares bankruptcy? Keep that in mind for this lesson, kids. This happens to all of us, from time ...

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  • Sexual Violence at Institutions of Higher Education

    … injuries, pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, suicidality, and substance abuse. College students who are the victims of sexual violence may experience a decline in academic performance, and they may drop out, leave school, or transfer. Currently, there are two federal laws that address sexual…

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  • The Tightening Web of Russian Internet Regulation

    … Tselikov, Andrey, (November 20, 2014). Berkman Center Research Publication No. 2014-15. Available for download at SSRN: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2527603 “Over the past two years, systematic Internet regulation has increased more in Russia than anywhere else in the world. A series of progressively more restrictive…

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  • Immigration Detainers Decline 39 Percent Since FY 2012

    “There has been a dramatic drop in the number of detainers issued by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), according to the latest available data from the agency. In the eighteen month period from the end of FY 2012 through March 2014, there has been a 39 percent decrease in the number of ICE detainers sent to local, state and federal law enforcement officials.

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  • Qatar: Background and U.S. Relations

    … “Qatar, a small peninsular country in the Persian Gulf, emerged as a partner of the United States in the mid-1990s and currently serves as host to major U.S. military facilities. Qatar holds the thirdlargest proven natural gas reserves in the world, and is the largest exporter of liquefied natural gas. Its small citizenry enjoys the world’s…

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  • OpenElections

    … “Welcome to Our goal is to create the first free, comprehensive, standardized, linked set of election data for the United States, including federal and statewide offices. No freely available comprehensive source of official election results exists. The current options for election data can be difficult to find and use or financially out-of-reach…

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  • Oxfam’s new report on global inequalty

    … leaders and the heads of institutions, such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, as well as trade unions, social movements, women’s organizations and millions of ordinary people across the globe. Together we are demanding that leaders around the world take action to tackle extreme inequality before it is too late.” Subjects: Civil Liberties, Economy, Education, EU Data Protection, Food and Nutrition, Government Documents, Health Care, Internet, Knowledge Management, Legal Research, Poverty …

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  • The Ethics of Data, Visualized

    … TRACEY WALLACE – Truth in Data: “Big data sparked public interest in the U.S. beginning with the NSA scandal. Suddenly, it was mass knowledge that not only could the government, or any entity, collect your social media, email or cell data, but they could use it against you. This concept certainly isn’t brand new, and it certainly was occurring…

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  • Berlin Weighs Possible Hit to U.S. Tech Firms

    … WSJ – “German politicians are debating a new Internet-security law that could exclude U.S. technology companies from Germany’s digital economy, a sign Berlin is beginning to press its commercial advantage after revelations of spying by the NSA. The draft law, which is still being hammered out, envisions new requirements like revealing source…

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  • Why Libraries [Still] Matter

    … – Jonathan Zittrain…”To this day, the Harvard Law School Library, which I direct, claims distinction as the largest academic law library in the world. Volume of volumes was never the whole story, though. Libraries have, over time, inhabited the roles not only of guardians of knowledge, but of curators, and not merely for their owners…

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  • Convention of @NAPABA includes liberty vs. security @theccr lecture

    … warrantless surveillance program. Along with others at the Center, he currently serves as U.S. counsel to WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange. On behalf of plaintiffs including Assange, Glenn Greenwald, and other journalists, he led litigation that ultimately resulted in public release of over 550 previously withheld documents during the court-martial of Pvt. Bradley (now Chelsea) Manning.” Follow @azatty…

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  • How Secure is TextSecure? – Paper

    … “Instant Messaging has attracted a lot of attention by users for both private and business communication and has especially gained popularity as low-cost short message replacement on mobile devices. However, most popular mobile messaging apps do not provide end-to-end security. Press releases about mass surveillance performed by intelligence…

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  • Steganography in Modern Smartphones and Mitigation Techniques

    … “By offering sophisticated services and centralizing a huge volume of personal data, modern smartphones changed the way we socialize, entertain and work. To this aim, they rely upon complex hardware/software frameworks leading to a number of vulnerabilities, attacks and hazards to profile individuals or gather sensitive information. However…

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