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Why should human rights funders care about digital security?
At a recent gathering of women human rights defenders from countries with unprecedented levels of backlash against civil society groups, something out of the ordinary happened. At this timely meeting, organized by Mama Cash, all of us, participants and organizers alike, affirmed that digital security was a critical agenda item.Source: Urgent Action Fund
DIY Online security guide for every woman
Modern technology has made it increasingly easy for abusive partners to stalk, intimidate and threaten their targets both online and offline. The good news: you can take measures to protect yourself! Assess your risk and take back control with this guide of best practices.
Operation Kingphish: Uncovering a Campaign of Cyber Attacks against Civil Society in Qatar and Nepal
Over the course of 2016, several individuals were approached via email and through social media by a seemingly an enthusiastic activist with a strong interest in human rights. What lied beneath this facade was a well-engineered campaign of phishing attacks designed to steal credentials and spy on the activity involved in the issue of migrants’ rights in Qatar and Nepal.Source: Amnesty Insights
Big data and sexual surveillance
This paper highlights the gendered and racialised effects of data practices; outlines the overlapping nature of state, commercial and peer surveillance; and maps the challenges and opportunities women and queers encounter on the nexus between data, surveillance, gender and sexuality.
“Take Back the Tech! has always been a celebration of women and tech”
The Take Back the Tech! (TBTT) campaign, along with Luchadoras and La Sandía Digital from Mexico, recently won the Womanity Award for the Prevention of Violence Against Women.Source: Association for Progressive Communications (APC)
Research on internet rights in India, Malaysia and Pakistan
The Assocation for Progressive Communications has developed this baseline of research with three papers focusing on internet-related rights, with a specific focus on freedom of expression. Using the APC-La Rue Framework, the analyses focuses on India, Malaysia and Pakistan and the increasingly challenging context that these countries face.