Surveillance

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Has White House finally got the message about strong encryption? Welcome shift seen in speeches and policy memo

September 22, 2015 5:12 PM ET

Yesterday, during a panel on encryption policy hosted by Just Security, an online forum covering national security law and policy, top U.S. intelligence lawyer Robert S. Litt pressed the case for engineering backdoors in encryption without undermining computer security...

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Germany scores against the surveillance state

August 7, 2015 1:24 PM ET

It all went very fast. On Tuesday morning August 4, Germany’s chief federal prosecutor, Harald Range, was ordered by Justice Minister Heiko Maas to withdraw an independent expert from the investigation of two journalists from Netzpolitik. The investigator had concluded...

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Hacking Team leak underscores complexity of regulating software

July 13, 2015 10:20 AM ET

Among the 400 gigabytes of internal documents belonging to surveillance firm Hacking Team that were released online this week are details of the company's dealings with some of the most oppressive governments in the world. The revelations, which have generated...

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Securing the newsroom: CPJ, journalists, and technologists commit

June 25, 2015 6:06 PM ET

It's second nature now for reporters rushing to a dangerous assignment to grab a helmet and vest. Physical security whether covering conflict or quakes is readily understood, if not always adequately implemented....

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UN report promotes encryption as fundamental and protected right

June 16, 2015 1:22 PM ET

On Wednesday, Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression David Kaye will present his report on international legal protection for encryption and anonymity to the United Nations Human Rights Council. The report is an important contribution to the...

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Foreign journalists in China face harassment, restrictions

May 27, 2015 12:27 PM ET

The Foreign Correspondents' Club of China (FCCC) just released its Annual Working Conditions Report which we have reproduced with their permission, as we have done for several years. Here's a breakdown of the FCCC's top concerns:...

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CPJ joins call urging White House to protect encryption for journalists

May 19, 2015 12:31 PM ET

Journalists are safest when their devices are secure by default. That is why the Committee to Protect Journalists today joined a coalition of nearly 150 civil society organizations, companies, trade associations, security experts, and policy specialists in sending a...

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CPJ troubled by report US spied on Al-Jazeera journalist in Pakistan

May 8, 2015 2:38 PM ET

New York, May 8, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply troubled by a report that the U.S. National Security Agency carried out intensive surveillance of Al Jazeera's Islamabad bureau chief, Ahmad Muaffaq Zaidan, based on suspicion that he was...

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French surveillance law passes National Assembly, but it's not the last word

May 7, 2015 12:50 PM ET

Until the last moment the opponents of a very controversial French intelligence bill tried to be heard. On Monday May 4 on the eve of the vote, activists kept calling deputies to convince them to reject the bill. They...

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Officials sentenced in Colombia for spying on journalists

May 1, 2015 4:45 PM ET

Bogotá, May 1, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the sentencing on Thursday by the Colombian Supreme Court of two former senior government officials for their roles in an illegal surveillance program. The program, which occurred while former President Álvaro...

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