human rights

Science, Tech & Environment

Who's messing with your Internet rights? And who'd tell you if they did?

Fears of terrorism and other threats have led many democracies to increase surveillance of Internet users, and to pressure Internet companies to censor information and share user data. Authoritarian governments have been doing that all along. What rights do you have, and what rights do you want, in the midst of all this? How are different companies protecting your privacy and digital rights? Rebecca MacKinnon, a former China correspondent and current director of the Ranking Digital Rights Project at the New America Foundation, gives some answers, and shares her concerns.

Conflict & Justice

Human rights officials cast doubts on Mexican government's claims regarding the 43 missing students

An independent group of human rights experts say it has found no evidence to support the story by Mexican officials that 43 students were burned to death and discarded. The students went missing nearly a year ago and the remains of only one student has been identified. An embarrassed President Enrique Pena Nieto will have to reopen its investigation.