Techno Activism 3rd Monday Meetup with Lighthouse

TA3M are monthly meetups that happen simultaneously in cities throughout the world. It brings together a diversity of people interested in surveillance, censorship and open technology.


Short talks followed by discussion, drinks and networking

• Aptivate - Ethical IT for International Development

• Simon Phipps, Open Rights Group - Internet Filtering in the UK: what could possibly go wrong? Help ORG monitor UK blocking and filtering

• New Years Resolutions - resolutions for safeguarding your privacy in 2014


Open Rights Group
Internet Blocking and Filtering in the UK: what could possibly go wrong?

Blocking and filtering of the Internet in Britain is on the rise. Internet Service Providers are blocking some sites by court order. We also have default-on mobile Internet filtering and the 'nudge' censorship of broadband ISPs.

Come to hear about how ORG is trying to bring some transparency to these debates and highlighting problems around overblocking and one-size-fits-all filters.

For more on website blocking by court order see:
http://www.451unavailable.org/

For more on on default Internet filtering see:
http://www.blocked.org.uk/


Aptivate

Aptivate believes in the power of knowledge and communication to alleviate poverty, suffering and conflict, and in the right of every individual to inform and be informed. We collaborate with NGOs to strengthen the use of IT in their programmes, offer impartial advice on strategy, policy, implementation and procurement and build robust, accessible and usable software, mobile and web services. We are experts in low-bandwidth and appropriate technologies and leaders in the field of bandwidth management, improving communications networks.


At #TA3M we will be focusing on our internal open source decision making tool Econsensus: www.econsensus.org and hope to gain some interest from the open source community to help us further it's use as a community tool for effective communication and it's continued development



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