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Developed by: 
Basel Action Network
Description: 

The e-Stewards Initiative is a project of the Basel Action Network (BAN), which runs the e-Stewards certification program for electronics recyclers. The certification program is designed to provide market incentives that drive the certification of the entire recycling chain that is managing the toxic materials.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://e-stewards.org/
Contact person: 
The Basel Action Network
Contact email: 
inform@ban.org
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
database, map, video, information resources, search tool
Developed by: 
Research Group in Decision Analysis (GERAD)
Description: 

Profiling Internet equipment from different vendors in terms of consumption, efficiency and other factors and we are using that data to tackle different operational and planning problems. The research group investigates the relationship between network robustness and consumption.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.polymtl.ca/recherche/rc/en/unites/details.php
Contact person: 
Contact email: 
Type of access: 
Open
Type of information available online: 
Website of Polytechnique Montréal, contacts
Developed by: 
Texas Campaign for the Environment
Description: 

A non-profit organization campaigning for Texans to tackle e-waste and other issues. TCE is related to the TCE Fund, which also focuses on e-waste, providing detailed information, research and suggestions for individual action.

Go to direct to resource: 
http://www.texasenvironment.org
Contact person: 
Contact email: 
Type of access: 
open
Type of information available online: 
information, reports, campaigns, links, video

Content filtering in US libraries is haphazard

NEW YORK 30 April 2010 (Sex Work Awareness for GenderIT.org)

Freedom of speech and its flipside, access to information, is guaranteed by the First Amendment of the US Constitution. However federally-funded libraries are required to prevent people under eighteen accessing “harmful” content. Kevicha Echols and Melissa Ditmore investigate the use of internet filters on public library computers and find that measures adopted by libraries range from installation of filtering software on all computers for child and adult use to no filters at all! The law is being implemented differently varying across city, county and state. Sectors of the society most likely to be affected by this ad hoc censorship are young people and the economically-disadvantaged who rely particularly on library computers to access online information. Photo: “FallWithMe”:http://www.flickr.com/people/fallwithme/

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Drupal … can it be used by non-developers?

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If you enjoy tweaking the code that makes up the framework of a website, then Drupal is probably for you. This advanced content management system is more a developer platform than a traditional CMS. Its not to say that only developers can use the system though, but to say that they will feel more at home here than in the other two.

Calling all readers in the USA: Survey on content filtering in public libraries

NEW YORK 19 March 2010 (Sex Work Awareness for APC)

APC has teamed up with Sex Work Awareness in a study to look at content filtering systems in public libraries with internet access in the United States, with an eye towards reproductive health and sexuality. Find out more and take the survey!

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

ISLAMABAD 8 March 2010 (Shazhad Ahmad for Bytes for All)

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.

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

Location: 
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Pacific Regency, Menara Pan Global, Jln Punchak, Off Jln P Ramlee 50250 Kuala Lumpur
Date and time: 
Aug 7 2009 (All day) - Aug 10 2009 (All day)

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:

New APC member May First / People Link : Redefining the way non-profits use the internet

CALGARY 28 May 2009 (LC for APCNews)

May First/People Link, a New York collective, has been hosting websites and providing technology solutions and support to the city’s non-profits since the late ’90s. They have doubled in size since 2005 to about 250 members – without government or foundation funding. During the US Social Forum 2007 they provided all the technology for the event and are in the middle of planning for the next USSF. Find out more about APC’s newest member.

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07 May 2009

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