The US and China are dominating the AI and tech space, and this has strategic implications on Southeast Asia.

In the first of this two-part series, researcher Jun-E Tan looks at China’s and the US’ strategies for asserting dominance in the AI and tech space, including the potential risks that each poses to the world at large.

Read: engagemedia.org/2022/artificia

We Oppose the Beijing Winter Olympics
We protested last year’s Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, opposing them as a disaster for Japan and the world, and also called for the end of all Olympics anywhere. On the eve of yet another edition, we are once again voicing our opposition: we demand the cancellation of the upcoming Winter Games in China and the abolition of the entire institution of the Olympics. 2020okotowa.link/we-oppose-the

In July 2021, JR East, Japanese largest railway company, announced install of over 30000 biometrics surveillance cameras under the agreement with the Personal Information Protection Commission (PPC) . we filed a request for disclosure of related information. Most of the documents disclosed were blacked out and did not disclose any of the specifics we wanted to know.jca.apc.org/shiminren/wp-conte
for more information jca.apc.org/shiminren/?page_id

JR東日本が昨年夏に、全ての駅、車両などに顔認証監視カメラを設置すると表明しました。JRは国の個人情報保護委員会にも相談して、その結果を踏まえているとも表明しています。そこで、個人情報保護委員会にJR東とどのような協議をしたのかについて文書の開示請求をしました。その結果がこれです。ほとんど黒塗りです。jca.apc.org/shiminren/wp-conte
今後どのように対処するか検討中です。

Only end-to-end encryption offers true privacy. Check here how end-to-end encryption works and why it matters! 😎👇 tutanota.com/blog/posts/what-i

We're glad! Our security education companion is a resource for people teaching digital security to their friends and neighbors--even if they are new to digital security: sec.eff.org twitter.com/nikkiusher/status/

Over 125 academics and organizations are urging the UN Ad Hoc Committee to protect human rights when developing any potential cybercrime convention. From a human rights perspective, it is essential to keep the scope of any convention on cybercrime narrow. eff.org/deeplinks/2022/01/near twitter.com/EFF/status/1481679

“Portraits of a Pandemic” holds space for stories that portray with care and nuance the effects of the COVID-19 crisis in the Asia-Pacific.

The featured films cover stories on human rights abuses stemming from lockdown measures.

globalvoices.org/2021/12/24/po

via @EngageMedia, @cinemata, @GlobalVoices

アムネスティ:日本:死刑執行に対する抗議声明 amnesty.or.jp/news/2021/1221_9
「岸田内閣が示した基本方針では、5つの政策のひとつに「国民を守り抜く、外交・安全保障」を挙げ、そのための取り組みにおける「三つの覚悟」の筆頭に「自由、民主主義、人権、法の支配といった普遍的価値を守り抜く覚悟」を掲げています。しかしながら、政権発足後わずか1か月あまりで古川偵久法務大臣が死刑執行を行ったことは、外交では人権を守り抜くと言いながら、足元の国内では人権を蔑ろにする岸田政権の姿勢の表れではないかとの懸念を持たざるを得ません。(以下、声明の続きはウエッブをごらんください)

Please take 2 mins to join the #ManagedByBots campaign, to fight for the rights of #gigeconomy workers at the mercy of opaque 'algorithmic management'.

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To get a SIM card in insurgency-hit southern , you have to have your face scanned. Because of this, thousands of Malay Muslims are forgoing mobile communications and becoming biosecurity rebels against the state.

“Pattani Calling” is a story of a community being forced by state digital policies into exile from modern communication.

Watch the FULL version on Cinemata until December 18: cinemata.org/view?m=wzgwFh4zq

もうひとつの動画:11日に開催されたオリンピック反対集会「オリンピック災害を語りつぐ、どこでも現場、だれでも当事者」で上映された動画が公開されました。
vimeo.com/manage/videos/657397

11日に開催されたオリンピック反対集会「オリンピック災害を語りつぐ、どこでも現場、だれでも当事者」で上映された動画が公開されました。
1211開幕前動画
vimeo.com/657394185

Vaccine Nationalism

The world’s richest countries have undermined the international cooperation we need to end this pandemic.
Stephanie DeGooyer and Srinivas Murthy ▪ December 1, 2021
dissentmagazine.org/online_art

Malaysia’s internet freedom is under threat. Filmmaker Yihwen Chen says her film, "The Offensive Internet", aims to interrogate how the Malaysian government uses Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act to silence or intimidate critical voices in the country’s democratic space.

Reflect on how you relate to the Malaysian experience by watching the film: cinemata.org/view?m=cU3edsSPI

Streaming on @cinemata for a limited time from December 10 to 18.

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