The use of technical means, especially technologies of the management of information and communication, ICT, by Governments in order to manipulate, control and in some cases persecute citizens, has occurred in Venezuela in recent years (political exclusion, control electoral lists) and begins to become an important current issue before the Government threat to begin to control the Internet and social networks. The mere fact that the Venezuelan Government has taken before the widespread protest of what is happening in Twitter, Facebook and other networks, importing from Cuba to a high-ranking specialist in repression in this matter, triggered alerts of all who have been students of the subject of the technologies of information in Venezuela for many years. So where can a Government arguing the defense of the State, violating human rights and privacy of citizens? This deviation in countries like ours, where there are still deeply presidential traits and trends historical authoritarian, makes citizenship rights of people even more vulnerable. If a State can under his power control to the smallest piece of information concerning its citizens, without respect for the laws and the Constitution, the rest of human rights will be seriously threatened. The Government of a country without strong institutions can use tools which in turn gives the technology to more efficiently violating human rights, contempt for the Constitution and the laws.
The approach of that technical advances must increase the quality of life of people and increasing knowledge is incomplete commonplace. The thesis that sustenance in this Blog that I open today is that technical advances have a meaning only insofar and as soon as, in addition to improving the quality of life in society through its use, bring increased freedom and democracy within the framework of greater respect for human rights, and that any technical deviation due to their improper use, that involves a use contrary to these fundamental principles, must be prosecuted and convicted. Those who use their technical knowledge to twist the use of ICT s in favour of repression and political persecution of their fellow citizens are as guilty of violation to human rights as those serve them. Therefore it is necessary to possess mechanisms and springs citizens needed to be able to detect such deviations that human rights do vulnerable if technological means of information processing are used. This site is aimed at creating an awareness public about this serious problem which is a byproduct of the information age and globalization applied to our countries.