Daily Archives: 8. März 2023

08.03.2023 - 17:59 [ United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) / Netzpolitik.org ]

Human rights implications of the development, use and transfer of new technologies in the context of counter-terrorism and countering and preventing violent extremism

The present report illuminates the ways in which counter-terrorism and security are frequently used to provide political and legal justifications for the adoption of high-risk and highly intrusive technologies on the basis of exceptional threats and with the promise of strictly limited application. The report demonstrates that such rationales and limitations rarely hold, and that the claim of exceptional use to respond to security crises is a chimera, when the reality is broad and wholesale use which lacks adequate human rights or rule of law restraints. Such technologies, including biometric, surveillance and drone technology, have serious negative impacts on the enjoyment of human rights across the globe. The Special Rapporteur highlights the human rights risks inherent in the development, deployment and transfer of such technologies internationally. She is also deeply concerned about the discriminatory elements built into the development and deployment of such technologies. Negative consequences include direct violations of non-derogable rights, the integrity of which is being undermined by
new technologies lacking any meaningful legal oversight, and impunity for both State and non-State actors whose use and transfer of such technologies involves systemic rights-violative practice.

08.03.2023 - 17:26 [ Netzpolitik.org ]

UN-Bericht prangert an: Kampf gegen Terror nur Vorwand für mehr Überwachung

Die globalen Auswirkungen von Überwachungstechnologien auf die Menschenrechte nennt die Sonderberichterstatterin „verheerend“. Bedroht sind demnach vor allem Privatsphäre, freie Meinungsäußerung, Vereinigungsfreiheit und politische Partizipation.

Es gebe zudem keine internationale Definition von Terrorismus und Extremismus, kritisiert der Bericht. Deshalb könnten Staaten die Begriffe selbst definieren und damit eigene Interessen verfolgen.

08.03.2023 - 16:34 [ Defend Assange Campaign / Nitter ]

All major Free Speech and Human Rights Orgs oppose the extradition of #WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange Reporters Without Borders: ‚This is really the future of Journalism that is at stake – it will not stop with Julian Assange

08.03.2023 - 16:04 [ New York Daily News / Nitter ]

„Pentagon Papers“ leaker Daniel Ellsberg, 91, is dying from cancer. Doctors have given him three to six months to live.


08.03.2023 - 16:02 [ Daniel Ellsberg / Nitter ]

To @POTUS and @TheJusticeDept: Stop the extradition of Assange. I am as indictable as he is on the exact same charges. I will plead „not guilty“ on grounds of your blatantly unconstitutional use of the Espionage Act. Let’s take this to the Supreme Court.


08.03.2023 - 11:55 [ Haaretz ]

Voices of the Protesters: Meet the Israelis Protecting Democracy Against Netanyahu’s Constitutional Coup

Hundreds of thousands of Israelis from different walks of life – secular and religious, left and right, Jews and Arabs – have taken to the streets to make their voices heard.

The protests themselves have spanned the northernmost tip of the country to Eilat in the far south. They have been constant in the big cities – Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa – but have also extended to isolated kibbutzim and even a couple of West Bank settlements; there are protests in city squares, historical monuments, highway bridges and hi-tech parks.

These Israelis may hail from different places and hold diverse views, if not banners, stickers and placards, but they are all united in their opposition to the government’s plans to trample Israeli democracy.

08.03.2023 - 11:45 [ Wikileaks / Nitter ]

On 7 March 2017 WikiLeaks began publishing #Vault7 detailing the #CIA’s use of malware, viruses, trojans and malware remote control systems to spy on televisions, phones and computers Julian #Assange faces a 175 year sentence if extradited to the US for his truthful reporting