This Saturday, a small drone carrying the abortion-inducing pills mifepristone and misoprostol will fly from Germany to a border town in Poland. And yes, “Abortion Drone” sounds like the name of an anarchist punk band, but this is the most badass drone aid mission yet.
The Guggenheim. The Louvre. NYU. All have signed on to build outposts on an island off the coast of Abu Dhabi. And according to a new report from Human Rights Watch today, the development where these institutions will be located is being built with forced labor.
The life of most migrant workers in Qatar is bleak—so bleak, it's a human rights violation. The latest report from Doha reveals a new twist in the sad story. When they're not toiling away at building stadiums for the 2022 World Cup, many workers are being paid impossibly small wages to be fake sports fans. It doesn't…
Even before Ed Snowden leaked his first document, human rights lawyers and activists were concerned about law enforcement and intelligence agencies spying on the digital world. One of the tools developed to tackle those concerns was the development of the International Principles on the Application of Human Rights to…
Grim news has emerged from Qatar, where preparations for the 2022 World Cup are underway. Even though construction on the stadiums has yet to begin, The Guardian reports that the working environment for Nepalese migrants amounts to slave labor. And it's probably going to get worse.
Today, President Obama is going to issue an executive order which will allow US officials to clamp down on foreign nationals who use new technology—from cellphones through to interent monitoring—to help undertake human rights abuses.
Vint Cerf knows the internet. He co-created it in its baby military form, and he now serves as Google's "Internet Evangelist." You might be surprised, then, when he says the internet isn't a human right—but he's correct.
Ahead of an early January referendum, the two partners, along with Harvard and the United Nations, want Sudanese rebels to know that they are being watched.
There was plenty to be angry about this year; the Gulf Oil Spill, assaults on net neutrality, Mark Zuckerberg winning Time's Person of the Year. Check out the best rants from our most irate writers in 2010.
There are no naked pre-cogs inside glowing jacuzzis yet, but the Florida State Department of Juvenile Justice will use analysis software to predict crime by young delinquents, putting potential offenders under specific prevention and education programs. Goodbye, human rights!
This you should know: There is a good chance that the gadgets you use every day were manufactured by workers who are miserable. This fact has ensnared Apple (and others) on numerous occasions, and now it's Microsoft's turn.
Are these people out of their spanking-loving, English-disciplined, bloody psycho minds? Judging from these news, yes they are: Schools in Britain are now installing CCTV and microphones in classrooms for four-year-old kids.
If you recall, in June Apple was under fire about allegations that their manufacturing facilities in China are working under sweatshop-like conditions. They launched a full-blown investigation into the matter and released their report yesterday. The findings: the Apple manufacturing facilities are a good place to work.
Apple is playing spin control this week, trying to defuse a story that first appeared in a UK newspaper on Sunday, accusing the computer maker of building its popular iPod under near "slave labor" conditions in China. Reportedly, most of the workers at the factory—which is not owned by Apple—are female, work 15-hour…