United Nations

Chinese Soldiers Now Equipped With Laser Guns

The Chinese military has begun equipping its soldiers with handheld laser guns, in direct contravention of international treaties banning the use of blinding laser weapons. ...

January 7, 2016 at 5:00 pm by

UN Privacy Chief Brands UK Surveillance Bill “Worse Than Scary”

Joseph Cannataci, the Special Rapporteur on Privacy for the United Nations, has attacked the UK Government’s Investigatory Powers Bill, branding the so-called “Snooper’s ...

November 10, 2015 at 9:00 pm by

Mark Zuckerberg Wants Universal Internet Access by 2020

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is calling on the United Nations to make universal internet access a reality by 2020. Zuckerberg, who is working with the One organisation, ...

September 27, 2015 at 6:45 pm by

UN Expert Calls UK Surveillance “Worse Than 1984”

The new Special Rapporteur on Privacy for the United Nations, Joseph Cannataci, has branded the UK surveillance state “a rather bad joke at its citizen’s expense” that ...

August 25, 2015 at 6:30 pm by

Harvard Human Rights Clinic Tells UN: “Ban Killer Robots”

A new 38-page report, written by a partnership of Human Rights Watch and Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic, is warning the United Nations to “ban ...

April 14, 2015 at 6:29 pm by

Over 3 Billion People Will Be Online Before New Years Eve

There are close to 3 billion people on the Internet. This number is up from the 2.7 billion at the end of last year, according to the United Nations’ International ...

November 26, 2014 at 3:18 am by

NSA and China Reportedly Spied On The United Nations

Given all the recent revelations about the NSA you’d be surprised if you found out that there was something they weren’t spying on. The latest revelation by Der ...

August 26, 2013 at 2:23 pm by

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