Did Facebook finally figure out that consent is more important than nipples?

3 May 2017 (Erika Smith in collaboration with Fungai Machirori for Take Back the Tech!)

While Facebook’s new tool to prevent intimate images posted without consent from being shared further on its platforms is good news, there are a number of limitations and doubts that keep it from fully earning a “thumbs up”.

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Inside the Information Society: The second machine age - reasons to be fearful?


Erik Brynjolfsson at MIT Sloan CIO Symposium 2013Erik Brynjolfsson at MIT Sloan CIO Symposium 2013*_Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society.

A place for all: On being diverse and inclusive @RightsCon

Image from original work "Web Women Want" by Willow Brugh: Licensed under CC-BY-SA-2.0.Image from original work “Web Women Want” by Willow Brugh: Licensed under CC-BY-SA-2.0.There were countless reasons for a young, Malaysian feminist, internet rights activist, to be excited about RightsCon Brussels.

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.

10 ways to make Twitter work for feminist activism

Cape Town, South Africa

Twitter provides people with a platform to share their opinions, to interact with like-minded people (not always), and to communicate in real-time and on a global scale.

WSIS Prizes 2017: Vote for these projects!

24 April 2017 (APC for APCNews)

The voting for the WSIS Prize 2017 is open and APC is part of three of the nominated initiatives.

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HRC34: Why is it important for internet rights?

The Human Rights Council 34th session wrapped up at the end of last month.

French "right to be forgotten" ruling could be devastating for freedom of expression globally

19 April 2017 (APC for APCNews)

APC joined 17 NGOs from across the globe in a legal submission before France’s highest court, raising serious concerns about a ruling of France’s data protection authority on the “right to be forgotten”.

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Open software movements, open content, free culture: Where are the women?


In 2011 a study by GroupLens revealed the gender imbalance on Wikipedia, and there was an outpouring of articles in the global media about the notorious absence of women in the world’s largest virtual encyclopedia. At that point the Wikimedia Foundation set in motion an ambitious plan to try to incorporate more women.

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