On Monday June 15 2015 the OpenITP Techno-Activism Third Monday presented Libraries, Digital Privacy, & Data Literacy – a conversation about the impact of surveillance and data collection on citizens, specifically on disadvantaged communities. Learn more about the privacy and data issues that librarians face in their work and new efforts to empower them to address these issues. Libraries are among the most trusted institutions in their communities, making librarians uniquely positioned to prepare patrons for the privacy challenges brought about by the pervasiveness of data sharing, profiling, DRM, third-party platforms, and surveillance technologies. Individuals with the greatest digital literacy needs are also the most vulnerable to abuses of personal data, creating an even more urgent need for libraries to address these issues. Librarians are prepared to meet this need. Join us for an informal conversation highlighting new efforts afoot to train librarians in digital privacy and data literacy. We are bringing together librarians, policy advocates, technologists, and the communities they all serve to further bridge not just the digital divide but the privacy digital divide. Panel: Melissa Morrone, public librarian, Brooklyn; Seeta Peña Gangadharan, senior research fellow,Open Technology Institute; Bonnie Tijerina, Data & Society Fellow; Alycia Sellie, Associate Librarian for Collections, Graduate Center Library. Moderator: Audrey Evans, Head of Research, Dollar a Day, Inc. Video is below.
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Today Monday April 20 2015 at 6pm, the OpenITP Techno-Activism Third Monday‘s forum Civil Liberties In the United States tackles the nexus between tech and the growing struggle for civil rights in the United States. From political efforts to outlaw government surveillance, to active citizen-surveillance of repressive actors, to viral exposés of corruption, tech and the Internet – and the increased transparency they bring – have changed the game. Leading activists will discuss the state of play. Speakers: Naomi Wolf, Author; Shahid Buttar, Director of Bill of Rights Defense Committee; Mike German, fellow with the Brennan Center for Justice. The event will be webcast live via the Internet Society Livestream Channel.
What: Civil Liberties In the United States
Where: New America Foundation, 199 Lafayette Ave, Suite 3b, NYC
When: Monday April 20 2015 at 6pm
Attend: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/civil-liberties-in-the-united-states-tickets-16357125603 (free)
On Monday May 19 2014 the OpenITP Techno-Activism Third Monday‘s featured presenter was Gregory Donovan who presented Dataveillance and Everyday Consciousness in the ‘Smart’ City. Surveillance doesn’t have to be an accepted part of city living. Last year alone, Iowa City unanimously passed a law banning a large number of surveillance technologies. What is the situation in New York? Donovan explains who is tracking your movements, how they are doing it, and why; in addition, how city dwellers can take control of their privacy and security. Video is below.
On Monday March 17 2014, the OpenITP Techno-Activism Third Monday‘s featured presenter was Professor Susan McGregor of Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University. Her topic was Journalists, Security Practices & The Future . The primary challenges that journalists face in adopting effective security practices in their work. While the AP phone records case and the Edward Snowden revelations have helped raise security awareness among journalists, the industry faces significant challenges in constructing a coherent approach to these challenges, including a lack of appropriate tools and training materials. The talk addresses these issues as well as some possible paths for improvement. Before Susan spoke, Magnus Ag of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) introduced and gave away copies of their latest international press freedom guide. Video is below.
On Monday February 17 2014, the OpenITP Techno-Activism Third Monday‘s featured presenter was Professor Claudia Diaz of KU Leuven. Her topic was Privacy Technologies: The Future of Research. She reviewed the three “families” or classifications for privacy technologies being proposed by computer science researchers which are described as addressing 1) Social Privacy, 2) Institutional Privacy, and 3) Surveillance Concerns. Diaz discussed the concept of “privacy” that is embedded in the different classifications, including the underlying assumptions, goals, challenges and limitations. Video is below.
VIDEO: Crisis and Development Data: (Starting) to Fix the System – Sara-Jayne Farmer #crisismapping @bodaceacat
This was the inaugural event in the regular OpenITP Techno-Activism Third Monday (TA3M) series. Featured speaker was data scientist Sara-Jayne Farmer of Change Assembly, who spoke passionately about the shortfalls of current crisis and development data practice. January 21 2013 at New America Foundation NYC. Video is below.
View on YouTube: http://youtu.be/Pc-8r0bt4ZY
Transcribe on AMARA: http://www.amara.org/en/videos/s6ECjJmCB2Qg/
Twitter: #crisismapping : @bodaceacat
Tonight, Monday November 18 2013, OpenCUNY will again host the OpenITP Techno-Activism Third Monday at CUNY Graduate Center NYC. This month’s event is a hands-on TOR workshop lead by George Rosamond. Bring your laptop and learn how to use the most popular anonymity tool in the world, Tor. This interactive workshop will take you from square one with Tor, to becoming a regular user, comfortable with going beyond the basics. For more technical users familiar with Tor, come prepared to help others join the world of online anonymity.
What: November Techno-Activism 3rd Monday
When: Monday, November 18, 2013 6:00PM-9:00PM (EST)
Where: CUNY Graduate Center,365 Fifth Avenue, Room 5414 (@ 34th St)
Twitter: #TA3M : @OpenITP
Contact: Sandra @ email@example.com
Developers Harlo Holmes and Bryan Nunez of the Guardian Project presented the InformaCam software library at Techno-Activism 3rd Monday at the Calyx Institute NYC on July 15 2013. Hosted by the Calyx Institute & OpenITP. InformaCam is an Android framework for verifying mobile media such as images and video. Created for human rights organizations, journalists and legal clinics, the tool automatically insures authenticity and preserves chain-of-custody for any image or video. Notably, since InformaCam is a developer library, it can be plugged into an organization’s existing mobile software, and sync media to a variety of third party storage solutions such as Dropbox. Video is below.
At the February 2013 OpenITP Tech-Activism 3rd Monday in NYC Nabiha Syed talked about online safety for journalists and small publishers. Nabiha co-founded Yale University’s Media Law Clinic, and since has been a Marshall Scholar at Oxford, worked at the New York Times as their First Amendment Fellow, and currently works as an attorney at Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz, LLP. Video is below. Please try to find time to contribute to transcribing at AMARA.
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