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Netzpolitik
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04-Apr-2014
Author(s): 
Anna Biselli
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Heute hat sich in Brüssel das Bündnis CAUSE (Coalition Against Unlawful Surveillance Exports) zusammengefunden, um gegen den Export von Überwachungstechnologien an undemokratische und repressive Regimes zu kämpfen. CAUSE besteht aus mehreren international vertretenen NGOs wie Amnesty International, FIDH, Human Rights Watch, dem Open Technology Institute, Privacy International, Reporter ohne Grenzen und der Digitalen Gesellschaft.

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Voice of America
Publication date: 
04-Apr-2014
Author(s): 
Cecily Hilleary
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CAUSE, comprising Amnesty International, Digitale Gesellschaft, FIDH, Human Rights Watch, the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute, Privacy International and Reporters without Borders – cites a $5 billion international trade in communication surveillance technologies and wants to hold both governments and private companies accountable for governments abuse of spying software and related tools and equipment.

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Wired UK
Publication date: 
04-Apr-2014
Author(s): 
Liat Clark
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The Coalition Against Unlawful Surveillance Exports (Cause) launched today in Brussels, and is made up of Amnesty International, Digitale Gesellschaft, FIDH, Human Rights Watch, the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute, Privacy International and Reporters without Borders.

"The unchecked development, sale and export of these technologies is not justifiable," adds Kenneth Page at Privacy International. "Governments must swiftly take action to prevent these technologies spreading into dangerous hands."

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The Scotsman
Publication date: 
28-Mar-2014
Author(s): 
Alistair Duff
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We need to act as well as think. Civil society organisations such as Privacy International and Ethical Census are dedicated to campaigning on privacy-related issues, and are always on the lookout for new recruits and donors. Pressure groups may not be most people’s cup of tea, but we can surely all make little Custer-esque stands of our own, questioning that cheeky new system at work, networking where possible with companies which pursue “privacy-friendly” policies, or writing to the papers when the next spying revelation breaks or CCTV cameras suddenly pop up in the public lavatory (if any such establishments remain).

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In the media
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Le Monde
Publication date: 
28-Mar-2014
Author(s): 
Louise Couvelaire
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"Aujourd'hui, il peut enregistrer les conversations téléphoniques, avoir accès aux textos... Ce qui n'était pas le cas il y a encore un an", fulmine Matthew Rice, de l'organisation à but non lucratif Privacy International, basée à Londres.

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PC Pro
Publication date: 
27-Mar-2014
Author(s): 
Stewart Mitchell
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"The reason tagging services like this are problematic is that by default companies switch on these functions for their users when it should be the other way around," Mike Rispoli, communications manager at Privacy International told PC Pro.

"Anyone who's using Twitter, you shouldn't be automatically opted in, you should be able to choose to participate in it, not the other way around."
 

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RTE
Publication date: 
27-Mar-2014
Author(s): 
Morning Ireland
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Dr Richard Tynan, of lobby group Privacy International, discusses a garda tender outlining requirements to collect phone calls at 21 stations.

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In the media
Publisher: 
Muktware
Publication date: 
26-Mar-2014
Author(s): 
Sahil Kalloli
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According to Dr. Richard Tynan, technologist with Privacy International, “…without the ability of the security community to examine the baseband software of the new Ubuntu Phone, the open-source nature of the remaining element may provide no more assurances than other open-source phone operating systems such as Android.”

In the media
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Deutsche Welle
Publication date: 
25-Mar-2014
Author(s): 
Ben Knight
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"This story is pretty frightening," Privacy International spokesman Mike Rispoli told DW. "It's extremely remarkable just from a technical standpoint that they have it." On top of this, given that MYSTIC was launched in 2009 and according to the Post "reached full capacity against the first target nation in 2011," we can only guess at the program's reach and power now. "This is news from a few years ago," Rispoli pointed out. "We don't know where they're at right now in terms of capacity."

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In the media
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Channel 4 News
Publication date: 
25-Mar-2014
Author(s): 
Geoff White
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Privacy International's Mike Rispoli speaks with Channel 4 News about how shopping centres can track where shoppers go and what shops they visit, through their phones.

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