“The rise of digital empires is creating a colonial vision of the internet – we have to stop it”
The internet’s decentralised nature has diminished and its status as a global public resource is under threat. In the 21st century, a handful of tech giants with massive sway and reach are consolidating power, playing the parts of gatekeeper and rule-maker online… newstatesman.com/
The Internet, Privatization And Communication Rights With Leandro Navarro from Pangea
The IFG 16 started on December 5, 2016 in Guadalajara, Mexico and the issue of privatization of the internet and communication rights is part of the debate. Leandro Navarro of Pangea.org in Spain discusses the affect of the privatization and corporatization of the internet. Leandro Navarro was part of the APC delegation at the conference.
The Internet is becoming a rapacious instrument of capture
Anita Gurmurthy at the Internet Governance Forum 2016
Most of us who come back to the IGF, year after year, share a dream; a dream that the internet – as a cherished innovation, can make possible a society that is free and equal.
With ten IGFs behind us, we need to ask ourselves, how well we have done. Let’s take access. Over 40% of the 7.5 billion people on this planet are connected. However, we are told that connectivity rates are slowing down… itforchange.net/
Petition to Facebook: Don’t Censor Human Rights Documentation
Facebook, a platform increasingly used to document human rights abuses, has censored human rights documentation, including content that depicts police violence…petitions.signforgood.com/