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The American Nightmare: Privacy Vs Security

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Benjamin Franklin, who is regarded as one of the Founding Fathers of the nation that proudly sings the Star-Spangled Banner, once said, “Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.”   Moving the clock ahead by about three hundred years, we have the current President of the United States, […]


To the Government: Do YOU have something to hide?

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The very term “inviolable”  (as claimed under Article 14 of Pakistan’s constitution) suggests that the right of privacy is something that can neither be broken nor be contested. Yet, as the world of technology evolves, we see a continuous disregard for individual privacy rights, with States consistently increasing control under the garb of “national security”. […]

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Dear NSA, We Have Rights Too, Pakistan

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This week we joined human rights groups from around the world  urging Congress to  investigate & dismantle  the United States’ National Security Agency’s communication surveillance program and prevent the creation of global Internet and telecommunications based surveillance systems. The broad coalition includes over 160 organizations and individuals signifying the impact of  United States mass internet and telecommunications surveillance programs on citizens around the […]

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Pakistan: Civil Society Condemns NSA Surveillance & Data Collection

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We the undersigned strongly condemn the collection and surveillance of Pakistani citizens’ online communications and activities by the Government of the United States of America under its National Security Agency’s (NSA) Prism Programme. Reports about the programme reveal that the NSA has been involved in large scale surveillance of citizens – both at home and […]