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Online libel defies UN rights panel’s view – law expert

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Online libel in the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 (Republic Act No. 10175) is not in accordance with a United Nations (UN) treaty that covers civil and political rights, a media law expert told the Senate Monday.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

UN telecoms chief dismisses US Internet fears

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The head of the UN telecommunications body insisted that a treaty to be put to member states for signature on Friday does not concern the Internet, dismissing US concerns about online freedoms.

Posted: December 14th, 2012 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Digital initiative aimed at helping world’s poor

Two little boys suffering from starvation wait for food supplies, 17 October 1992, in Baidoa, south-east of Somalia. War in Somalia has left thousands of civilians hungry, mostly women and children. In the decade since civil war prompted the fall of Somali president Siad Barre in January 1991, the country has been ravaged not only by more factional fighting, but also by famine and the total collapse of central state infrastructure. AFP PHOTO ALEXANDER JOE

A shift to digital payments can improve the global effort to fight poverty and improve conditions for those trapped in a cycle dependent on cash, say backers of a new initiative launched Wednesday.

Posted: September 20th, 2012 in Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

A battle for Internet freedom as UN meeting nears

An Egyptian woman shouts slogans and holds a poster of a protester killed during the 2011 uprising in front of policemen outside the police academy courtroom as the country braces for a verdict in the trial of ousted president Hosni Mubarak in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday. AP

A year after the Internet helped fuel the Arab Spring uprisings, the role cyberspace plays in launching revolutions is being threatened by proposed changes to a United Nations telecommunications treaty that could allow countries to clamp down on the free flow of information.

Posted: June 23rd, 2012 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

As climate talks sputter, UN scientists vet ‘Plan B’

BONN – On the heels of another halting round of talks on climate change, UN scientists this week will review quick-fix options for beating back the threat of global warming that rely on technology rather than political wrangling. Experts from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), meeting for three days from Monday in the [...]

Posted: June 22nd, 2011 in Headlines | Read More »

UN expert: Cutting Web access ‘disproportionate’

GENEVA — The U.N.’s independent expert on freedom of speech says governments that cut users’ access to the Internet are violating a basic human right “regardless of the justification provided.” Frank La Rue says blocking Net access is “disproportionate,” whether it is a blanket ban imposed during times of political unrest or against individuals for [...]

Posted: May 20th, 2011 in Headlines,Infotech,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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