Panelists Concerned NSA News Will Buoy Efforts To Control Internet

Yesterday, the Open Technology Institute at the New America Foundation put on an event: Safeguarding Human Rights in Times of Surveillance. The event featured a round table with Rebecca Mackinnon, an NAF senior research fellow, Cynthia Wong, a senior researcher at Human Rights Watch, andCarolina Rossini, the Latin American Resource Center Director at NAF. Frank La Rue, the Special Rapporteur…

CCIA Calls for Disclosure of Government Surveillance, Praises Bill To Declassify Some FISA Court Rulings

Recent reports regarding NSA access to phone call metadata and online communications and data have highlighted the continued importance of government transparency. The Computer & Communications Industry Association commends the specific requests of both senators and companies today that would help. CCIA shares the grave concerns expressed about the allegations in these disclosures.  The Association…