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2017

13

Jul

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Dutch pass ‘tapping’ law, intelligence agencies may gather data en masse

The Dutch Senate passed a law early on Wednesday giving intelligence agencies broad new surveillance and other powers, including the ability to gather data from large groups of people at once. The Senate’s approval was the last hurdle for the “tapping law,” which was moulded into its current form after years of debate and criticism […]

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Country: Netherlands
Source: Reuters

12

Jul

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Open NGO Letter to EU Member States and Institutions Regarding the Export of Surveillance Equipment

Open NGO Letter to EU Member States and Institutions Regarding the Export of Surveillance Equipment Following the alarming evidence that EU-made electronic surveillance equipment is still being exported to authoritarian countries around the world, we strongly urge all EU member states and institutions to respect their human rights obligations and call on them to prioritise […]

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Country: Belgium
Source: Bahrain Watch

27

Jun

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Trump travel ban injunction partly lifted by top US court

US President Donald Trump has welcomed a Supreme Court ruling allowing his travel ban to be partly reinstated as a “victory for our national security”. America’s highest court also granted a White House request allowing part of its refugee ban to go into effect. The justices said they would consider in October whether the president’s […]

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Country: United States
Source: BBC News

25

Jun

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The CIA paid psychologists $81 million to devise brutal tactics for use on terror suspects, and they’re suing

After a doctor X-rayed one prisoner’s badly broken feet, his colleague gave interrogators the go-ahead to force him to stand for 52 hours. They were employed in an $81-million dollar CIA interrogation program which ran for at least seven years under the Bush administration beginning in 2002. Public documents suggest it was led by two […]

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Country: United States
Source: Businessinsider

23

Jun

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France presents new security bill amid extremist threats

French President Emmanuel Macron’s new government presented a security bill Thursday to beef up police powers amid extremist threats to Europe. Macron insists the bill discussed at a Cabinet meeting won’t infringe on freedoms, but rights groups fear France is heading for a permanent state of emergency. His government is seeking to extend France’s existing […]

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Country: France
Source: Seattle Times

15

Jun

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Germany plans to fingerprint children and spy on personal messages

Germany is planning a new law giving authorities the right to look at private messages and fingerprint children as young as 6, the interior minister said on Wednesday after the last government gathering before a national election in September. Ministers from central government and federal states said encrypted messaging services, such as WhatsApp and Signal, […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Fortune

09

Jun

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Rights Group Asks Germany to Arrest CIA Deputy Director

A civil rights group is asking German authorities to issue an arrest warrant for the recently appointed deputy director of the CIA over claims she oversaw the torture of terrorism suspects 15 years ago. The nonprofit European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights submitted a legal brief to German federal prosecutors Tuesday, alleging that Gina […]

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Country: Germany
Source: New York Times

08

Jun

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May: I’ll rip up human rights laws that impede new terror legislation

Theresa May has declared she is prepared to rip up human rights laws to impose new restrictions on terror suspects, as she sought to gain control over the security agendajust 36 hours before the polls open. The prime minister said she was looking at how to make it easier to deport foreign terror suspects and […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: The Guardian

05

Jun

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 03: People leave the area with their hands up after an incident near London Bridge on June 03, 2017 in London, England.

Seven people were killed and 48 injured after three knife-wielding assailants led a deadly rampage through central London, plowing a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and then running to a nearby open-air market.  

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Theresa May responds to London Bridge attack with anti-terror laws promise

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May has said that the country is experiencing a “new trend” in the terrorism threat after experiencing three fatal attacks in the space of just three months, hinting at a broad crackdown on extremism in the country. Speaking on Downing Street Sunday morning, May called for a shakeup in counter-extremism and […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: The Guardian , Time

31

May

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France: Unchecked clampdown on protests under guise of fighting terrorism

Powers designed to combat terrorism have been repeatedly misused to curb peaceful protest, a new report from Amnesty International has found. The report reveals that hundreds of unjustified measures restricting freedom of movement and the right to peaceful assembly have been issued under the guise of countering terrorism. “Emergency laws intended to protect the French […]

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Country: France
Source: Amnesty International , DW