Security and privacy

The Shameful Saga of the Internet Ban in Pakistan
The Shameful Saga of the Internet Ban in Pakistan 21 July 2010 Blogger from Pakistani

It was 19th May 2010, when on the orders by Lahore High Court, Government of Pakistan placed a blanket ban on approximately 10,548 websites. From the very outset, we knew that this is NOT the blasphemous content, which is depriving citizens from using Internet and web enabled services. We really wanted to dig a bit deeper as we knew that these were mere ulterior political motives of some pathetic politicians that we have in the current politics, and they were taking whole nation hostage to th...

Pakistani internet ban is excuse to “curb voices against corruption”
Pakistani internet ban is excuse to “curb voices against corruption” 08 June 2010 Bytes For All

By Sabeen Mahmud.“Our research over the past three year suggests that Pakistan governmentalways hide filtering and censorship of internet behind religion and blasphemous material, however, the ulterior motive would always be political or veiling the corruption. There is ample evidence on how in the past, these bans and filters have been used to hide the corrupt practices of the government and its functionaries being shown on the internet on Youtube, Flickr and Facebook”, says Byte...

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 Shazhad Ahmad

A six-member delegation of Pakistani parliamentarians from federally-administered tribal areas were invited to the United States for an official visit under the US State Department’s International Visitors Leadership Programme (IVLP). All of the invited parliamentarians belonged to the troubled northern tribal areas of the country bordering Afghanistan, where War on terror is currently st...

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).

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...

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

2010 promised to be a significant year for the future of the internet with a number of potential changes on the horizon. It could be the last year of existence for the Internet Governance Forum -the world’s only international forum bringing together governments, the technical community, businesses and civil society groups like the APC to guide the way the internet is run. ICANN – the organ...

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

The Public Voice, an international civil society coalition, will discuss: global privacy standards in a global world during its conference on November 3 2009, in Madrid Spain, to be held in conjunction with the 31st Annual International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners. Prominent advocates and experts from the academic, consumer, digital rights and labor communities will ...

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