Storytelling — Mamet’s Conflict Airing Theory

One of the big questions to which I have yet to find a satisfying answer is what stories are, in the set of things that includes various other kinds of…

IRAN: PRESIDENCY OF EBRAHIM RAISI A GRIM REMINDER OF THE CRISIS OF IMPUNITY

The announcement that Ebrahim Raisi will assume the presidency of Iran, instead of being investigated for crimes under international law, is a grim reminder of the international failure to address…

Op-ed: Canada Should Get on the Path to Abolishing Immigration Detention

“I felt like the world was ending for me,” an asylum seeker told us, describing her experience in immigration detention after fleeing her home country in Africa. “I thought, ‘Maybe…

Hong Kong: Apple Daily raid, arrests a brazen attack on press freedom

Responding to the arrest of five senior executives and the seizing of journalistic material during a police raid on Hong Kong media outlet Apple Daily this morning, Amnesty International’s Asia-Pacific…

Myanmar: As Aung San Suu Kyi goes on trial, ASEAN’s indecision is enabling military rampage

• Aung San Suu Kyi faces seven charges and decades in prison as the UN General Assembly sets to vote on a landmark resolution on Myanmar. • Since the coup,…

Hungary: Dark day for LGBTI rights as homophobic and transphobic law adopted

Responding to the adoption of an anti-LGBTI proposal that bans education and advertising that is deemed to “popularize” or even depict, consensual same-sex conduct or the affirming of one’s gender to…

Counterfeiting – the underworld threat to beating COVID-19

Counterfeit vaccines are undermining the global effort to stop COVID-19. Why are they so prevalent, and how can we stop them?

The GDPR, Privacy and Monopoly

In Privacy Without Monopoly: Data Protection and Interoperability, we took a thorough look at the privacy implications of various kinds of interoperability. We examined the potential privacy risks of interoperability…

Tracking Global Online Censorship: What EFF Is Doing Next

As the world stays home to slow the spread of COVID-19, communities are rapidly transitioning to digital meeting spaces. This highlights a trend EFF has tracked for years: discussions in…

Arctic coastal sea ice thinning twice as fast than thought

Research based on ice-thickness data from ESA’s CryoSat and Envisat missions along with a new model of snow has revealed that sea ice in the coastal regions of the Arctic…