Publications by Matthew Daniels

The human rights holocaust of North Korea

Publication Date: Friday, September 1, 2017

It should come as no surprise that North Korea is threatening parts of the United States with annihilation. For decades, the North Korean regime has been systematically annihilating segments of its own population.  {read more}

Don't take North Korea as laughing matter

Publication Date: Thursday, July 27, 2017

With the recent death of American student Otto Warmbier, the world is desperately trying to beat an oppressive North Korean regime with dismissive laughter and mockery, and the occasional Dennis Rodman visit.  {read more}

Keeping Calm & Carrying On in the Digital Age

Publication Date: Monday, June 26, 2017

It has been more than 70 years since the sounds of Nazi bombs haunted the brave people of London. But the silence that followed this month's attack on London Bridge was just as deafening.  {read more}

Digital Doublespeak on Privacy

Publication Date: Monday, February 13, 2017

"Privacy Policy" is one of the great oxymorons of the Digital Age. The term also speaks volumes about how the current corporate paradigm of data collection hides behind digital doublespeak.  {read more}

Trump and Torture

Publication Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2017

A lot of attention has been focused on President-Elect Donald Trump's past statements endorsing the use of torture.  {read more}

Winning the War of Ideas Online

Publication Date: Monday, November 14, 2016

The Iraqi effort to retake Mosul from ISIS is proceeding apace with not insignificant help from the United States.  But the effort to defeat ISIS globally will be much more complicated and difficult.  As with any war, fighting enemy troops through direct violent engagement is a brutal and bloody affair.  Such confrontations may be necessary to win battles, but they are insufficient to win the larger war. A counter-terrorism approach that only focuses on killing terrorists will not result in ultimate victory any more than a “counter-tumorism” approach to fighting cancer will.  Both focus too narrowly on the symptoms and miss the underlying disease.  In the case of terrorism, what is needed is a comprehensive soft-power strategy to combat the toxic ideas at its core that deny the dignity and rights of other human beings.   {read more}

Data Overdosing And National Insecurity

Publication Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016

Yahoo was forced last week to stop concealing the largest data breach in American history. In one sense, the disclosure was no shock since Pew Research reports that 91% of Americans realize they have lost control of critical personal data to corporations. But the Yahoo breach does reveal something more sinister.  {read more}

Greater respect for privacy deters leaks of personal information

Publication Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The cause of recent massive personal information leakage involving card companies in Korea is not only in a poor risk management system. Korea needs to look at the deeper source of this long-standing problem of information leakage which continues to resurface.  {read more}

Soft Power: The Vaccine Against Oppression

Publication Date: Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Ebola is not the only virus threatening humanity. For nearly a decade, a spreading global contagion of oppression has caused setbacks in human rights of which ISIL is only the latest symptom.  {read more}

Guide to Human Rights in the Republic of Korea

Publication Date: Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Human Rights Resource Guide - Republic of Korea 2014 is a comprehensive resource guide which categorizes major human rights issues of Korea according to ten selected Articles of Universal Declaration of Human Rights and contains extensive resources regarding each human rights issue in order to assist those who are interested in human rights as a guidebook.  {read more}