Judge the Global Network Initiative by How It Judges Companies

Recent press stories about the Global Network Initiative (GNI) paint a distorted picture, judging the Initiative's effectiveness and impact based primarily on the number of companies that have joined the effort to date. That's the wrong yardstick. While the GNI seeks to secure a sector-wide commitment to uphold basic principles of privacy and free expression and to provide companies with framework for decision-making that will deliver on these commitments, the real measure of success (and, ultimately, the key to attracting more companies to join) will be whether corporate members—to date, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo!—are making business decisions that uphold their commitments.

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Judge the Global Network Initiative by How It Judges Companies

Recent press stories about the Global Network Initiative (GNI) paint a distorted picture, judging the Initiative's effectiveness and impact based primarily on the number of companies that have joined the effort to date. That's the wrong yardstick. While the GNI seeks to secure a sector-wide commitment to uphold basic principles of privacy and free expression and to provide companies with framework for decision-making that will deliver on these commitments, the real measure of success (and, ultimately, the key to attracting more companies to join) will be whether corporate members—to date, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo!—are making business decisions that uphold their commitments.

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Egyptian Tear Gas “Made in USA”?

Help ask how this happened—and more—in upcoming Congressional hearing.

Last week we saw the Egyptian police throw tear gas at protesters. Little did we know that those canisters were "Made in the USA."

As everyday life begins to resume in Egypt, there are lingering questions about what happened, how it happened, and what's next. A Congressional committee is tackling some of these questions tomorrow in the first hearing since the protests. Help us make sure questions about human rights are at the top of the agenda.

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Egyptian Tear Gas “Made in USA”?

Help ask how this happened—and more—in upcoming Congressional hearing.

Last week we saw the Egyptian police throw tear gas at protesters. Little did we know that those canisters were "Made in the USA."

As everyday life begins to resume in Egypt, there are lingering questions about what happened, how it happened, and what's next. A Congressional committee is tackling some of these questions tomorrow in the first hearing since the protests. Help us make sure questions about human rights are at the top of the agenda.

There's more...

Egyptian Tear Gas “Made in USA”?

Help ask how this happened—and more—in upcoming Congressional hearing.

Last week we saw the Egyptian police throw tear gas at protesters. Little did we know that those canisters were "Made in the USA."

As everyday life begins to resume in Egypt, there are lingering questions about what happened, how it happened, and what's next. A Congressional committee is tackling some of these questions tomorrow in the first hearing since the protests. Help us make sure questions about human rights are at the top of the agenda.

There's more...

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