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August 12, 2013
Amid all the talk of closed embassies and evacuation of U.S. citizens and employees from around the Middle East and North Africa, there's been only the faintest news coverage of the barrage of U.S....
July 26, 2013
By Brad Powell Devices from U.S. technology company Blue Coat Systems have again been identified by Citizen Lab in sanctioned countries, including Syria, Iran, and Sudan. As the report details,...
July 05, 2013
Bahrain announced this week that it was planning to study whether to restrict Internet-based communications, including Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) portals...
June 21, 2013
By Meg Roggensack For internet companies, user trust is critical.  As former Secretary of State Clinton observed in her landmark 2010 speech on internet freedom, this trust is an integral...
June 20, 2013
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba – It’s day three of the military commission of Khalid Sheik Mohammed and his four coconspirators. On the agenda: attorney-client privilege. Does it exist, or not in military...
June 18, 2013
By Meg Roggensack Last week, we urged companies to treat the PRISM disclosures as an opportunity for greater transparency. The ability to proactively share details on government data requests has...
June 14, 2013
Washington, D.C. – In the wake of revelations that the National Security Administration obtained private user data from several technology companies, Human Rights First President and CEO Elisa...

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Letter | June 13, 2013
In the wake of revelations that the National Security Administration obtained private user data from several technology companies, Human Rights First President and CEO Elisa Massimino sent a letter...
Blueprint | November 30, 2012
When U.S. companies abuse or facilitate violations of human rights abroad, they undermine U.S. national interests in advancing security, economic development, and human rights. ...
Testimony | October 18, 2012
In a Human Rights First testimony before the U.S. Helsinki Commission, Human Rights First’s Meg Roggensack detailed the broad scope of online safety challenges posed by repressive regimes and the...