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14 Heroes & 14 Villains

In Internet, Politics, World on செப்ரெம்பர் 27, 2015 at 1:06 முப

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Heroes

  1. David Kaye, Special Rapporteur to the United Nations Human Rights Council on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression
  2. U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy, introduced and was a crucial advocate for the USA FREEDOM Act of 2015.
  3. Malkia Amal Cyril, executive director of the Center for Media Justice and co-founder of the Media Action Grassroots Network, Malkia Amal Cyril’s work
  4. MPs David Davis and Tom Watson
  5. Maricarmen Sequera is the director of TEDIC, a Paraguayan digital rights organization
  6. Journalists Scahill and Begley revealed that American and British spies hacked into the internal computer network of the world’s largest producer of SIM cards and stole vast quantities of encryption keys
  7. As director of the digital liberties organization Bolo Bhi, Farieha Aziz has been at the forefront of the campaign to modify the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2015, currently under consideration in Pakistan.
  8. Netzpolitik released confidential documents to the public exposing Germany’s plans to launch bulk surveillance programs
  9. a District Court struck down an 11-year-old gag order imposed by the FBI on Nicholas Merrill, the owner of Calyx, an internet service provider.
  10. Kakao (formerly Daum Kakao), owns a South Korean internet company with a popular messaging service
  11. The U.N. Human Rights Council
  12. Moxie Marlinspike (& team), founder of Open Whisper Systems, an open source software group that freely offers the programs Signal, TextSecure, and Redphone
  13. Kate Westmoreland is a cybercrime and human rights expert with Stanford’s Center for Internet and Society. Her January paper, Foreign Law Enforcement Access to User Data: A Survival Guide and Call for Action,
  14. Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO has vocally resisted government demands to weaken the company’s data security practices

Villains

  1. Hacking Team, covertly sold advanced communications surveillance services and resources to multiple governments and entities with poor records on human rights.
  2. Prime Minister Manuel Valls, pushed through dangerous new legislation that lacks clarity and precision, and authorizes French intelligence services to exercise broad surveillance powers without prior judicial approval or oversight.
  3. Pablo Romero Quezada is the former director of Ecuador’s intelligence agency, the Secretaría Nacional de Inteligencia (SENAIN)
  4. Attorney General Githu Muigai fought to preserve Kenya’s Security Laws despite a High Court judgment overturning the legislation.
  5. Canadian MP Steven Blaney was the sponsor of Bill C-51
  6. U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron
  7. Anthony Batts, former Commissioner of the Baltimore Police Department in the U.S. Acting under a nondisclosure agreement with the FBI that was signed by a previous commissioner, the Baltimore Police Department used the “Stingray” surveillance device 4,300 times

  8. Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi argued before India’s Supreme Court that privacy is not a fundamental right
  9. Spanish Judge Javier Gómez Bermúdez jailed seven people without specifying the individualized charges or facts attributed to each suspect, forcing the defendants to make statements without knowing what they were accused of.
  10. Telefonica
  11. Prime Minister of Thailand, Prayut Chan-o-cha approved legislation to create a National Cybersecurity Committee
  12. Washington Post Editorial Board suggested that the U.S. Congress could compel Apple and Google to use their “wizardry” to create a “Secure Golden Key” for the government to access otherwise secure user data
  13. Gerhard Schindler is president of Germany’s Federal Intelligence Service (BND)
  14. U.S. Senator Richard Burr, As chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Senator Burr has been a driving force behind the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) legislation
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