The past months have witnessed a major uncovering of US and other countries generalized surveillance. These information, along with already known massive (mis)-usage of users privacy for commercial purposes and the increasing application of automated algorithms for controlling ever larger part of fundamental rights, present major challenges.
The paper covers the intricate relationship between Internet, on the one hand, and Human Rights, on the other, is increasingly becoming relevant in foreign policy.
Yet another mass protest in Turkey. Yet another drastic government response. The depressing reaction of the Turkish authorities to the Taksim and Gezi park protests bears strong authoritarian hallmarks and reflects the Turkish government’s fear of open displays of “criticism” and, more generally, any form of dissent.