Human Rights

Thirteen Ways Government Tracks Us

Thirteen Ways Government Tracks Us

Privacy is eroding fast as technology offers government increasing ways to track and spy on citizens.  The Washington Post reported there are 3,984 federal, state and local organizations working on domestic counterterrorism.  Most collect information on people in the US. (Source)   Here are thirteen examples of how some of the biggest government agencies and […]

Anonymous Hacks FBI and Records Conference Call

Anonymous Hacks FBI and Records Conference Call

Earlier today (3rd of February), Anonymous released a confidential conference call between the FBI and law enforcement officers in the UK. The 16-minute call discusses ongoing investigations into hackers associated with Anonymous, AntiSec, and LulzSec. From all appearances, Anonymous retrieved the sensitive access code information and a list of attendees from an FBI email account. […]

Observing the 2012 Human Trafficking

Observing the 2012 Human Trafficking

This week US citizens observed National Human Trafficking Awareness Day through acts of education, legislation, and enforcement; whilst, around the world, other people highlighted or tackled this global problem in their own countries. According to an annual report on human trafficking released by the US State Department in June last year, 27 million men, women […]

New York legalizes same-sex marriage

New York legalizes same-sex marriage

The New York State Legislature passed a bill Friday that legalizes same-sex marriage in the state. It was signed into law by Democratic governor Andrew Cuomo. New York now becomes the sixth and largest U.S. state with legalized same-sex marriage. The practice is legal in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Iowa and Washington, D.C.. Four […]