Security and privacy

Censorship, sexuality and the internet
Censorship, sexuality and the internet 30 April 2010

The proliferation of sexual content on the internet and the considerable size of the pornography market online is a concern to lots of different groups. However while the online adult sex industry accounts for 12% of web pages, the internet has also been used to express and explore a range of sexual experiences, relationships and content that cannot be considered “harmful”. This kind content is very important to people’s right to freedom of expression and right to information. Especiall...

Bytes for All applauds firm Pakistani parliamentarians’ stance on scanning in the USA
Bytes for All applauds firm Pakistani parliamentarians’ stance on scanning in the USA 08 March 2010

While members of the Pakistani parliament were on a diplomatic trip in the United States to talk about the impact of the ar on terror on northern rural tribes in the country, they were asked by airport security in Washington to be body-scanned. The right not to undergo a body scan is a privilege given to parliamentarians the world over. APC member Bytes for All in Pakistan applauds the Pakistani parliamentarians’ firm stance and refusal to be scanned.

Take Back the Tech!
Take Back the Tech! 28 January 2010

During the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence each year, the APC WNSP calls for everyone – especially women and grrls – to Take Back the Tech! and reclaim technology for the fight against violence against women – using cell phones, instant messengers, blogs, websites, digital cameras, email, podcasts and more. Initiated in 2006, the campaign creates awareness on how ICTs are conn...

MDG3 mid-term assessment and planning meeting
MDG3 mid-term assessment and planning meeting 28 January 2010

This meeting is part of the MDG3: Strengthening women’s strategic use of ICTs to combat violence against women and girls project run by the APC women’s programme (APC WNSP).

Network of networks for a free and open internet
Network of networks for a free and open internet 12 January 2010

2010 promises to be a significant year for the future of the internet with a number of potential changes on the horizon. In this time of flux, policy windows can open and close quickly. APC’s “Network of networks” project is building a worldwide network of civil society policy advocates from different spheres of policy work and with diverse campaigning experiences who all have a vested in...

Privacy: More than the right to delete and forget
Privacy: More than the right to delete and forget 26 November 2009

Our worlds are increasingly networked and our personal data collected left, right and centre. Ask anyone who has to use a biometric identity card like Malaysian Jac sm Kee who has to give her ID number even if she’s just buying movie tickets online. We can be sure much of the information collected about us online is not that securely warehoused. So what needs to be done to protect our right t...

Child Protection, Sexuality and Safety Online: Opposing camps
Child Protection, Sexuality and Safety Online: Opposing camps 26 November 2009

Research coming out of the UK shows that British children are blasé about putting sexy images of themselves online. But some adults in governments and industry are intent on seeing children as victims where sexuality and the internet is concerned. Why on earth aren’t the powers-that-be actually listening to kids? asks Maya Ganesh reporting from the IGF.

International civil society coalition to discuss global privacy standards
International civil society coalition to discuss global privacy standards 09 October 2009

Privacy advocates and experts from the academic, consumer, digital rights and labor communities will discuss on November 3rd 2009 in Madrid with public officials and the business sector how to raise privacy awareness in the global community; and how better include civil society in the decision making processes for better global privacy and data protection standards. The conference “Global pri...

Free Websites Online
Free Websites Online 18 August 2009

A company that has done quite a nice job putting all the requirements of a website together in one platform is WEBRIQ, with an innovative online website builder suited to fit the needs of any small an

First Planning Workshop - EroTICs: Exploratory Research on Sexuality and the Internet
First Planning Workshop - EroTICs: Exploratory Research on Sexuality and the Internet 22 July 2009

EroTICs is a cross-country exploratory research project. This a two-and-a-half year research project taking place from 2008 to 2010 will respond to the question: How may the emerging debates and the growing practice of regulation of online content either impede or facilitate different ways women use the internet and the impact on their sexual expression, sexualities and sexual health practices,...