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[liberationtech] Kroes No Disconnect Strategy
bradbeckett at gmail.com
Tue Dec 13 06:48:55 PST 2011
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On Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 9:23 AM, Andre Rebentisch <
arebentisch at lxdesystems.com> wrote:
> today EU-Commissioner Neelie Kroes launched an initiative to help net
> dissidents abroad together with the CSIS.org lobbyist Karl Theodor zu
> Guttenberg, a former German defense minister,
> Media coverage in Germany was pretty strong as the controversial former
> minister zu Guttenberg still polarises the public in the aftermath of
> his phd forgery scandal, and his inappropriate late resignation.
> CSIS.org funding sources are undisclosed. For this project zu Guttenberg
> just receives travel refunds according to the EU spokesperson.
> Officially, according to Kroes spokesperson Ryan Heath CSIS is not
> behind the project, was however listed as his affiliation at the
> European Commission press conference.
> We had recently a discussion on accepting funds from defense industries,
> I would add that alleged ties may endanger dissidents who use these tools.
> --- A
> "The "No Disconnect strategy" will assist people in four ways:
> Developing and providing technological tools to enhance privacy and
> security of people living in non-democratic regimes when using ICT.
> Educating and raising awareness of activists about the opportunities
> and risks of ICT. In particular assisting activists to make best use of
> tools such as social networks and blogs while raising awareness of
> surveillance risks when communicating via ICT.
> Gathering high quality intelligence about what is happening "on the
> ground" in order to monitor the level of surveillance and censorship at
> a given time, in a given place.
> Cooperation. Developing a practical way to ensure that all
> stakeholders can share information on their activity and promote
> multilateral action and building cross-regional cooperation to protect
> human rights."
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