Privacy shouldn’t be an afterthought for anyone designing online tools. Digital security, while extremely important for human rights activists, should be accessible to everyone.
What tech tools should human rights defenders use when balancing efficacy and safety – open source secure tools or insecure mainstream platforms? Morgan Hargrave unpacks the pros and cons of each and discusses the WITNESS strategy.
A quick overview of how to sync an Android’s mobile videos folder to a local Wi-Fi drive as an alternative to cloud backup.
This post is the beginning of a monthly series on technology and human rights in the news, written by our technology advocacy team. This month, we look at net neutrality and the work of the Global Net Neutrality Coalition.
Our partners at the Guardian Project posted today about how our joint project InformaCam provides mobile media (photos/video) verification. We share the overview here.
Ruminating upon what some purport as the inevitable; the widespread integration of aerial robots into other areas of society. We explore the initial concerns and possibilities surrounding the use of drones for human rights monitoring and activism.
On July 18, YouTube launched a new tool that would enable users to blur the faces in the videos they uploaded, thereby protecting the identities of people featured in them. The platform explicitly identified the human rights threat as a primary motivator for this online technological development.
Today YouTube announced a new tool within their upload editor that enables people to blur the faces within the video, and then publish a version with blurred faces.
In my last post I looked at how facial recognition technology (FRT) works, how it’s now in our phones, social networks and media management, and how legislators and regulators are reacting to this. But it’s also increasingly used by law enforcement and for surveillance of “public” spaces.
“Conclusion: Occupy Facebook!” A recent analysis of Occupy Wall Street web analytics found that because Facebook users are an engaged community, those who come to www.occupywallst.org from Facebook spend more time on the website and interact with it more.
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