Tech & Science cybercrime Hacking Surveillance Spy software with a documented history of being sold to governments was recently used to target a staff member of Amnesty International, the rights group said on Wednesday. The “Pegasus” tool—designed to infect phones on iOS and Android—was linked to an Israeli cyber warfare outfit called NSO Group. The spyware—which can snoop on keystrokes, audio and browser history with a single click—was sent via WhatsApp in June. The cyberattack came during a campaign demanding the release of six women’s rights activists detained in Saudi Arabia. Containing a booby-trapped link, the text attempted to lure the staffer with information about an alleged protest taking place in front of the Saudi embassy in Washington D.C. The message read: “I am on a scholarship here so please do not link me to this. Cover the protest now it will start in less than an hour. We need your … [Read more...] about Human Rights Defenders Targeted by Government Surveillance Spyware
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U.N. Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human right, Philip Alston has issued a controversial report on the U.S. (AP) A United Nations report on extreme poverty in the U.S., which has sparked strong denunciations from the Trump administration as being “inaccurate, inflammatory, and irresponsible,” is marred by carefully cherry-picked and suppressed data, unsourced negative assumptions about administration policies, and unsupported generalizations about allegedly regressive U.S. social and political policies, according to an examination of its source documents by Fox News. The instantly controversial report was authored by U.N. special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights Philip Alston, an Australia-born international lawyer and co-founder of New York University’s Center for Human Rights and Global Justice. Alston’s report was presented in Geneva on June 22 to the notorious U.N. Human Rights Council, and harshly condemns, among other … [Read more...] about Harsh anti-Trump UN human rights report on US ‘extreme poverty’ cherry-picks data, assumptions, examination shows
John Zogby, John Zogby Strategies - The U.S. Midterm Elections: First Look FOREIGN PRESS CENTER BRIEFING WITH JOHN ZOGBY, JOHN ZOGBY STRATEGIES TOPIC: The U.S. Midterm Elections: First Look WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2018, 10:00 A.M. EST THE WASHINGTON FOREIGN PRESS CENTER, WASHINGTON, D.C. MODERATOR: All right. Good morning, everybody. Welcome to the Washington Foreign Press Center. This morning we’re pleased to welcome John Zogby, who is the founder and senior partner of John Zogby Strategies. He’s a pollster, author, trend spotter, and thought leader, and he has spent the past four decades as a pollster conducting business in 80 countries and leading the way in finding the meaning, story direction, and usefulness of the data collected. He’s also a writer and author of three books, and his regular columns for Forbes.com and The Washington Examiner dissect the intersection between cultural values and political behavior. He’s here today to discuss the 2018 … [Read more...] about Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor: John Zogby, John Zogby Strategies
FOREIGN PRESS CENTER BRIEFING WITH Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Samuel Brownback TOPIC: 2017 ANNUAL REPORT ON INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2018, 12:00 P.M. EDT THE WASHINGTON FOREIGN PRESS CENTER, WASHINGTON, D.C. MODERATOR: Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you very much for waiting. My name is Benjamin Weber. I’m the director of the Foreign Press Centers. And today we are very, very pleased to welcome Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Brownback to come and brief us on the International Religious Freedom Report. You have a copy of his bio in the announcement. I’ll say only that this is the third phase of a long and distinguished public career, first in the Congress, and then as a governor. We’re pleased that he’s now taken on these duties. And with that, I’ll turn it over to him to make an opening statement. AMBASSADOR BROWNBACK: Thank you very much. I’m … [Read more...] about Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor: 2017 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Monkey Cage Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Scott Edwards and Steven Livingston by Scott Edwards and Steven Livingston April 3 at 6:00 AM Dutch investigators examine pieces of the crashed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in the village of Rassipne, in Ukraine’s Donetsk region, in 2014. (Dmitry Lovetsky/AP) In the past few years, the brave new online world has made it both much easier, and vastly harder, to establish the facts about human rights violations. Human rights investigators … [Read more...] about Fake news is about to get a lot worse. That will make it easier to violate human rights — and get away with it.