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NBC: Controversial App Lets Drivers Know Where Police Are

CDT President & CEO, Nuala O’Connor, spoke on NBC’s Nightly News regarding Waze, a driving app that’s recently come under fire from law enforcement agencies for revealing police movements in public spaces.  While some are worried that Waze could be used to target police officers, law enforcement agencies have failed to provide a case in which the app aided assaults on…

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Fox News: Cops ask Google to remove Waze map app for safety

CDT’s President and CEO, Nuala O’Connor, debates former New York Police Department lieutenant John Rafferty on Fox and Friends about whether or not the popular Waze mobile traffic app puts police officers’ safety at risk. The debate over the popular community-based navigation and traffic monitoring app Waze continues as more critics call for Google to disable the app, claiming it endangers…

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Coalition Calls on Congress to Protect Free Expression Rights Online

Today, a coalition of advocacy organizations, technology and media trade groups, and legal scholars joined together to urge Congress to protect free expression online and reject legislation that would make potential criminals of most online content platforms. With the passage of the Stop Advertising Victims of Exploitation (SAVE) Act in the House and counterpart bills anticipated in the…

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ABC News: Law Enforcement Wants Waze App Disabled

CDT’s President and CEO, Nuala O’Connor, provides commentary for Eileen Sullivan of ABC News’ latest article regarding the concern that the popular Waze mobile traffic app can also be used to hunt and harm police. Waze is a combination of GPS navigation and social networking. Fifty million users turn to the free service for warnings about nearby congestion, car accidents,…

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Roll Call: Addressing Celebrity Nude Photo Leaks and Revenge Porn

Anne Kim reports on an event that featured CDT’s Director of Free Expression, Emma Llansó, as a panelist.  At a panel discussion hosted by the Advisory Committee to the Congressional Internet Caucus on Thursday, Emma Llansó, director of the Center for Democracy & Technology’s Free Expression Project, said it’s difficult to write a law that only targets malicious disclosure of…

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CNN: How politicians are trying to break the Internet

CDT Free Expression Director, Emma Llanso, shares her thoughts from IGF Istanbul.   A stark warning about governments’ ability to abuse technology to muzzle citizens, track movements, and shut down peaceful protests has emerged at this week’s Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul. We are in a post-Snowden reality and his revelations of mass government surveillance programs continue to rattle people around…

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Mercury News: Watching Google’s European Privacy Show

CDT’s Director of Free Expression, Emma Llanso, spoke with Mercury News reporter Michelle Quinn on Google’s ongoing adjustments to Europe’s new Right to Be Forgotten. In essence, regulators are asking Google and search engine firms to do exactly the opposite of what they have been built to do, said Emma Llanso, director of the free expression project at the Center for…

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The Hill: Speech groups alarmed by sex trafficking bill

Emma Llanso, Director of CDT’s Free Expression Project, was interviewed by The Hill’s Julian Hattem regarding the SAVE Act.  Free-speech groups are resisting a House effort to crack down on advertisements for girls and women who have been forced into prostitution. The bill from Rep. Ann Wagner (R-Mo.), which will hit the House floor on Tuesday afternoon, would make it a…

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Huffington Post: Online Free Speech Threatened in Turkey

Huffington post article by European Affairs director Jens-Henrik Jeppeson… The future of free speech online in Turkey hangs in the balance as the Turkish parliament considers legal provisions that would suppress Internet speech. Turkey’s blemished human rights record has already threatened the nation’s bid to join the European Union, and these proposed measures would further undermine human rights…

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