Why India’s Proposal at the ITU is Troubling for Internet Freedom (Part 1) – CIS India

At the 2014 Plenipotentiary Conference (‘PP-14’ or ‘Plenipot’) of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), India has tabled a draft proposal on “ITU’s Role in Realising Secure Information Society”. The Draft Resolution identifies 3 security concerns with exchange of information and resource allocation on the Internet: First, it is troubling for India that present network architecture has “security weaknesses”…

Snowden’s New Anti-Surveillance Software ‘Much Needed’ – Internet Security Specialist

The new anti-surveillance technologies recently called for by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden is much needed to ensure individuals’ privacy and protection from government, Yan Zhu, a San-Francisco based staff technologist at Electronic Frontier Foundation, told RIA-Novosti Tuesday. “This is good and much needed right now. This is extremely important. In an age…

A great suite of tools to ensure online privacy

June 5 was Reset the Net day, when nearly 60 organizations came together to on the one-year anniversary of Edward Snowden’s infamous National Security Agency leaks to make a stand against government surveillance of the Internet. Reset the Net was more than just an online demonstration, though — it’s a project with specific and achievable goals designed to enhance…