The internet of Things: smart devices,...

If an object has a chip, it becomes smart, and by extension our houses become smarter - and so do our cities, hospitals, toys, phones. But what about the inventors, the creators, the owners, the users of all these smart and tiny things - are we becoming smarter? Reflecting on sessions in Rights Con 2017 in Brussels, Vale examines the ways in which the internet of things can lead to invasive datafication and surveillance, and violate internet rights.
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hvale

Translocal feminist activist, storyteller passionate for #FeministInternet FLOSS opendata, privacy...

10 ways to make Twitter work for...

How to bring the powerful agency and discourse of women's rights movements and feminism to the digital age of Twitter and other social media. Samukelisiwe Mabaso has researched on various movements across Africa and Asia that successfully and effectively use technology, and shows us ten ways in which to make Twitter work for feminist activism. Lets get in formation!
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Samukelisiwe Mabaso

Samukelisiwe describes herself as an unapologetic (South) African feminist. She recently submitted...

[COLUMN] Open software movements, open...

The gender balance is far from equal even in progressive movements such as the free and open source software community, Mozilla user groups, and others. Despite all the rivers of ink that were written about the gender imbalance in these areas, the changes are slow to arrive.
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Evelin Heidel - Scann

Evelin Heidel (también conocida como Scann) es miembro de AlterMundi. Colabora en el proyecto DIY...

[COLUMN] I want to be a Pokémon master

Pokémon exploded as a game that could be played on mobile phones in 2016. Of the many debates around it, Angélica Contreras explores the gendered aspect of videogames and how Pokémon struck a chord with many women in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and parts of Latin America. This article was originally written in Spanish, and is part of a column series that explores young women and their lives immersed in technology.
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Angélica Contreras

Angélica Contreras, es hidrocálida y bloguera del #BlogAngie desde hace más de 8 años, integrante...

[COLUMN] Access and beyond: Navigating...

In this column series, Chenai Chair explores the barriers to accessing the internet in four countries in Africa - Rwanda, Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya. The study in particular looks at the impact of affordability of internet and subsidised data services, and what impact this has on people in different locations (countries, urban-rural), of different genders, and so on. In the first column, Chenai examines what kind of methodology is suited for research on access.
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Chenai Chair

Chenai is a researcher with Research ICT Africa a non profit think tank based in South Africa Her...

The nerdiest and most open of them all...

The Internet Freedom Festival is refreshingly different from most forums around internet rights and technology - it is almost equal in gender ratio, welcoming of gender non conforming and trans persons, and takes privacy of its participants at the venue seriously. Smita Vanniyar tells us more about their experience at the festival this year in Valencia, Spain.
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Smita

Smita is a queer feminist, currently working at Point of View, India, on gender, sexuality and...