Security and privacy

Pro-democracy protesters in Malaysia warn of internet clampdown
Pro-democracy protesters in Malaysia warn of internet clampdown 08 July 2011 APC

As the Bersih 2.0 protesters campaign for free and open elections, signs of a stuttering internet from various providers are becoming apparent, and are pointing to a possible internet and telco blackout warns the group . APC supports the Bersih protesters in their fight for democracy.

Malaysian pro-democracy group faces threats of violence and sexual abuse - appeal for help
Malaysian pro-democracy group faces threats of violence and sexual abuse - appeal for help 08 July 2011 Dato’ Ambiga Sreenevasan

SUPPORT BERSIH IN IT’S MOMENT OF NEED I would like to thank all Bersih supporters for your kind outpouring of support thus far.

APC questions new Pakistan petition to filter the internet
APC questions new Pakistan petition to filter the internet 07 July 2011 APC

A recent petition which calls on Pakistani internet service providers to filter the internet has sparked concern among internet rights advocates. APC criticises the proposal as inappropriate in a democratic society which values freedom of expression and the right to information.

How to use Skype safely
How to use Skype safely 30 June 2011 grady

ICTD Asia has released a detailed guide for activists on how to use Skype safely. Like all good sources of knowledge, it’s in wiki format, so I encourage readers to add their own ideas. And of course, flame anyone who disagrees with you. (Wikipedia and I have a…

"Gay Girl in Damascus" needs to Man Up, says APC
"Gay Girl in Damascus" needs to Man Up, says APC 27 June 2011 APC

Tom MacMaster’s masquerading as blogger activist “Gay Girl in Damascus” was harmful, say APC in a statement, and endangers the right to use the internet anonymously.

US leads the charge in building 'shadow internet'
US leads the charge in building 'shadow internet' 15 June 2011 grady

The US State Department has been practically throwing money at activists and entrepreneurs in an effort to build independent internet networks for citizens of repressive regimes. This comes as part of a wider US effort to help internet users, particularly human rights activists, evade government censorship and surveillance.

For the Lulz!
For the Lulz! 10 June 2011 grady

I’ve been a Twitter follower (aka ‘cyber-groupie’) of LulzSec for a little over a week and I can’t decide whether I’m amused, scared, or just plain aroused.

Facebook just got creepier
Facebook just got creepier 09 June 2011 grady

Like that guy who sits right next to you on the bus even though every other seat is free, the people at Facebook are once again “all up in your business”:http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9217447/Facebook_stirs_privacy_ir....

APC successfully hosts event on freedom of expression - sandwiches were delicious
APC successfully hosts event on freedom of expression - sandwiches were delicious 03 June 2011 grady

Today APC hosted its event at the Human Rights Council’s 17th session. The event, which focused on freedom of expression on the internet, featured speakers from across the world — including special guest Frank La Rue, the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression.

Equal access to the internet can counter discrimination against women, says UN report
Equal access to the internet can counter discrimination against women, says UN report 03 June 2011 JK

Efforts to mitigate violence against women online can backfire explains a report presented at the UN Human Rights Council. APC covered women’s issues and the internet at the HRC in a special edition of the policy and gender bulletin GenderIT.org.

« Go back