Security & privacy

APC condemns brutal state attacks on Oaxacan civil society

By APC (June 2016, APCNews )
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The Internet of Things: Smart devices, quantified self, dolls and vibrators

Image by Namita Aavriti, courtesy Cayla the hackable dollImage by Namita Aavriti, courtesy Cayla the hackable dollIf an object has a chip, it becomes smart, and by extension our houses become smarter – and so do our cities, hospitals, toys, phones.

Giving my spirit voice: Interview with Helen Nyinakiiza

18 March 2017 (Namita Aavriti for GenderIT.org)

Helen Nyinakiiza, a digital security trainer for human rights defenders and consultant for Amnesty’s Panic Button project, recently joined the APC network as an individual member.

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Cybersecurity policies and human rights perspectives at the Internet Freedom Festival

Valencia, Spain

The Internet Freedom Festival, which takes place in Valencia, Spain on a yearly basis, has become one of the main events for civil society to gather around issues of surveillance, censorship and circumvention worldwide. Hundreds of activists, journalists and members of the technical c

HRC 34: "International borders are not zones of exclusion or exception for human rights obligations"

8 March 2017 (APCNews)

In the oral statement delivered by APC’s Deborah Brown as part of the Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy and the Special Rapporteur on the sale of children at the Human Rights Council 34th Session, APC manifested its concerns over reports that the United States government is demanding visitors provide access to their electronic devices as well as passcodes to those devices and online accounts at points of entry.

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Joint letter to the UN on social media and device collection at US borders

17 February 2017 (Various for APCNews)

These practices persist in violation of the United States’ human rights treaty obligations, and action is needed to hold the US government accountable for the protection of human rights at US borders, which are not zones of exclusion or exception.

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Online privacy through a gendered lens in Bangladesh

Bangladesh

Collage by Namita AavritiCollage by Namita Aavriti The ever-growing advancement of information technology is not without perils. Online privacy has been at stake for a while now and the protection of personal information is under attack. We no longer have control over our private data. It is now a commodity up for sale to the highest bidders.

FLOSS development is a best practice in cybersecurity

Nairobi

I participated in the 10th annual Internet Governance Forum in Guadalajara, Mexico last month in December 2016.

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