“Unprecedented Human Rights Violations” Discussion Room




Technological Development and Human Rights Violations under the Name of National Security


The Purpose of This Blog:
People’s privacy should be regarded as one of the most fundamental human rights. However, violation of privacy under the name of national security has caused a serious threat to democracy in many countries. In fact, due to recent technological development, many human rights activists may be under a constant threat of privacy-theft by the people in power who try to manipulate and/or oppress humanistic activities.


Moreover, instead of overt violence as seen in Mahatma Gandhi’s lifetime, nowadays in many countries the governments apparently use covert harassment techniques so the governments can torture them leaving little physical evidence and make the victims’ claims look like paranoiac delusion. In fact, there are several NPO’s and websites which revealed the cases of the victims who were forcibly institutionalized when they protested. For this reason, quite a few technologies are said to remain classified such as brainwave detectors combined with GPS and electromagnetic weapons as if such technologies did not exist so the government could use them monopolized  and not to mention, covertly.


Therefore, I would like to share as much true information as possible through social media –including this blog–concerning the recent rapid development in surveillance technologies , because the mainstream media would usually avoid reporting these facts for their self-interest. Furthermore, I would like to have discussions on this blog particularly about “individual’s privacy and the state,” which is supposed to be concerned with everyone of us. Accordingly, the readers’ feedbacks will be appreciated.


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  1. Interesting topic. In Indonesia, what is shared is far greater and what is private is significantly less. Given Buddhism’s promotion of non-dualism, what, if anything, is said about privacy, a right to privacy, and the right to privacy in relation to the rights of the state? Or, are the contexts of those lessons so fundamentally different that one must extrapolate entirely new ideas? These questions could inform the critical lenses by which we understand the actions of Governments in Thailand, Myanmar, and elsewhere.

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