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Carey Shenkman
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A California native, Carey Shenkman works in New York City for Michael Ratner, the president emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights....

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The Human Rights Risks of Encryption ‘Back Doors’


Calls by candidates and law enforcement to undermine encryption could seriously harm many people, including sexual and gender-based rights activists, domestic violence victims, human rights defenders, psychiatrists and counselors and their clients, and journalists and their sources.

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Techno-Art of the Moment, Featuring Laura Poitras, Ai Weiwei and the Mona Lisa


“Seven on Seven: Empathy and Disgust,” a New York event, couples artists with technologists or activists and gives them 24 hours to produce something. And those “somethings” turn out to be most interesting.

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FBI’s Proposals for Mandatory Tech Security ‘Back Doors’ Are Slammed by Bipartisan Committee


The U.S. Committee on Oversight and Government Reform considered Wednesday whether Congress should pass laws requiring companies to add “back doors” to their tech products. In other words, the FBI wants a way to get into consumer data that theoretically only law enforcement—and not hackers—can exploit.

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What’s the Point of a Source Protection Law That Wouldn’t Protect Chelsea Manning or Edward Snowden?


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Laws are bad when they don’t do what they are meant to and even worse when they cause harm instead.

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Carey Shenkman
Carey Shenkman

A California native, Carey Shenkman works in New York City for Michael Ratner, the president emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights. Shenkman is an advocate for strong protections for independent and non-traditional media, focusing primarily on the First Amendment, human rights, and data security. He is a former radio journalist, served as an editor on the NYU Law Review, and holds a master’s degree in mathematics from UCLA. As a lawyer, Sherikman represents journalists, publishers, and filmmakers facing political persecution or censorship.

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