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Disco-tech Geneva: Join us for a pre-IGF event on criminalisation of technical expertise
Disco-tech Geneva: Join us for a pre-IGF event on criminalisation of technical expertise 05 December 2017

The crackdown on the use of secure digital communications in many parts of the world is very concerning. Many governments, including those of Australia and the United Kingdom, are threatening to legislate backdoors for law enforcement in encryption standards, which would substantially weaken security for everyone while increasing the likelihood of damaging attacks from bad actors. Recently, Turkey arrested IT consultants for professionally imparting their skills and knowledge around tech...

Disco-tech Guadalajara: Join us in this pre-IGF event on community networks
Disco-tech Guadalajara: Join us in this pre-IGF event on community networks 29 November 2016 APC

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) kicks off on Tuesday 6 December in Guadalajara, Mexico. On the evening of Monday 5 December, from 20:00 to 22:00, APC, IFEX and ISOC will host the event Disco-tech Guadalajara, under the theme “Community Networks: Civil society’s efforts to improve connectivity in local communities”. What will we do? Internet infrastructure built by rural communities, local entrepreneurs and municipal authorities is an important means of achieving better and more affo...

Disco-tech event at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF 2015)
Disco-tech event at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF 2015) 07 November 2015 APC

      Disco-tech event: This year, we have seen both a groundbreaking UN report recognising anonymity as essential to human rights, in particular privacy and freedom of opinion and expression, as well as consistent government efforts to undermine anonymity online. Worldwide, anonymity enhancing technologies are becoming increasingly important to all internet users, for a number ...

Turkish, international activists share circumvention tactics at 2014 Internet Governance Forum
Turkish, international activists share circumvention tactics at 2014 Internet Governance Forum 20 August 2014 Mallory Knodel

On the eve of the global Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul, 1 September 2014, the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), Tactical Technology Collective (Tactical Tech) and World Wide Web Foundation (Web Foundation) are hosting a peer-learning event on censorship and circumvention, problems and solutions for internet rights. The IGF is a crucial meeting point for civil socie...

Highlights from the 2013 Disco-tech
Highlights from the 2013 Disco-tech 06 November 2013 AG

On 21 October, 2013, the Disco-tech brought together over 100 techies, human rights defenders and rights activists from the eight Internet Governance Forum in Bali, Indonesia to raise awareness, share knowledge and stories, and build capacity in relation to issues of privacy, surveillance, and security online. Hosted by APC and Tactical Technology Collective, the evening was kicked off with Ian...

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