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"Revenge Porn": 5 important reasons why we should not call it by that name

Posted Wed 16 Jan 2019 - 11:54 | 2,523 views

This article sums up the different and important reasons why we should stop using the term "revenge porn" when describing certain kinds of violations online that entail the non-consensual taking and circulation of intimate images. Why does language matter and how does it shape our perceptions and responses? Sophie Maddocks tells us more, based on her extensive research and interviews with...

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Gender and Privacy: From Oppression to Liberation: Reclaiming the Right to Privacy

Posted Mon 7 Jan 2019 - 08:14 | 823 views
A report that examines the overlapping concerns of gender, privacy, surveillance, and gender-based violence in Asia, Europe, Africa, Latin America, North America. The report raises issues including gender-based violence in the private sphere, rigid gender categories in identity programs its impact on trans people, etc.
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Queerness and Privacy[1]: Baby I Love It When You Never Hold Back From Me

Posted Sat 15 Dec 2018 - 07:24 | 1,038 views

What is the social and cultural understanding of privacy? In the wake of the judgments on decriminalising homosexuality and assuring people of their right to privacy, one writer ponders on the value of privacy in relation to the lived realities of queer and gay people.

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Gendersec Curricula: Training Curriculum from Gender and Technology Institute

Posted Tue 20 Nov 2018 - 15:57 | 626 views
The Gendersec Curricula is a resource that introduces a holistic, feminist perspective to privacy and digital security trainings, informed by years of working with women and trans activists around the world.
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Melt down of protections for data and privacy in Tanzania for LGBTQIA and others

Posted Thu 15 Nov 2018 - 16:32 | 810 views

The clampdown on gays and non-heteronormative people in Tanzania has been in the news and while it seems like it is the agenda of certain groups and people in the government, it is essential to examine what are the privacy, data and censorship implications of targeting LGBTQIA+ people online.

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13 manifestations of gender-based violence using technology

Posted Mon 12 Nov 2018 - 16:30 | 1,324 views
This list of manifestations of online gender-based violence is based on case documentation carried out by Take back the Tech! global campaign, Luchadoras and Socialtic
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Gendered Reality Traps: How "Objective" Machine Learning Contributes to Intersectional Exploitation

Posted Tue 2 Oct 2018 - 17:20 | 1,636 views

Is technology neutral or is coding political? In this article Smarika Kumar explores how algorithms work in the real world, and how they are a reflection of existing biases and forms of exclusion and discrimination in society.

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Making privacy a constitutional right: Interview with Y. K. Chang

Posted Wed 28 Mar 2018 - 09:05 | 1,213 views
Interview with Y.K. Chang who has recently been appointed as the Personal Information Protection Commission in South Korea - one of the first few women from civil society to reach this position within government in the country and possibly the region. GenderIT interviewed her on her journey, her ambitions for her new position and what she sees as the grave problems regarding privacy and security...

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Talking digital security and language with Chido Musodza

Posted Fri 13 Oct 2017 - 05:27 | 1,738 views

In this third article on the city conversation on feminist principles of the internet in Harare, Zimbabwe, Daphne Jena interviews Chido Musodza on their work around digital security, the need for security for the women’s movement and feminists, and also broadly their take on the feminist principles of the internet.

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Resisting Aadhaar, Resisting Islamophobia: A critical look at debates and litigation around Aadhaar

Posted Wed 19 Jul 2017 - 08:25 | 3,147 views
As the Supreme Court of India determines the contours of the right to privacy and who in Indian territory has it, Mythri Prasad-Aleyamma critiques many of the assumptions around the opposition to Aadhar. This critique is grounded in the differences of how surveillance and privacy are known and experienced by those who are vulnerable for varied reasons, but especially those who are migrants or...