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UN to begin new phase of negotiations on cybercrime treaty, alarming human rights activists

by Suzanne Smalley

A U.N. cybercrime treaty could give global governments new — and what many human rights defenders call worrisome — powers to prosecute cybercrimes.

UN experts join growing calls for moratorium on surveillance technology

by Tonya Riley

The call follows mounting evidence of surveillance technology being used in human rights abuses.

Possible Chinese hackers pose as UN, human rights group to eavesdrop on beleaguered Uyghur population

by Tim Starks

It's just the newest digital woe for the Turkic-speaking ethnic group.

UN cybercrime proposal could help autocrats stifle free speech, rights group says

by Sean Lyngaas

Many cybercrime laws aren't really about cybercrime.

Estonia's diplomacy training aims to shape state behavior in cyberspace

by Shannon Vavra

Back by popular demand, it's the third-ever Estonia cyber diplomacy school.

The U.N. passed a resolution that gives Russia greater influence over internet norms

by Shannon Vavra

It's worded in a seemingly harmless manner — but it's actually a thinly veiled Kremlin effort to export its model of internet control, rights groups warn.