New surveillance regulations lurk threateningly in Namibia

8 hours 6 minutes ago

Namibia has become the latest African country to introduce mandatory SIM card registration and data retention regulations that will have a far-reaching impact on online privacy and data protection in the country.

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Financing mechanisms for locally owned internet infrastructure

4 days 9 hours ago

A growing number of community networks and other community connectivity providers are connecting those who have historically been unserved or underserved by traditional internet service providers. This report analyses the operating models and financing mechanisms that can support their success.

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Join us on #EcoThursday starting in October

5 days 22 hours ago

Starting on 6 October, we invite everyone to join us every Thursday on APC's social media channels (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram), where we will convene and connect academic and activist knowledge about how to use the internet and digital technologies to adapt to and combat climate change.

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Arrests mar Malawi’s digital rights landscape

1 week ago

Recent instances of the use of state surveillance apparatus for repressive purposes and prosecutions, compounded by a lack of data and online privacy protections and low internet penetration and usage, have heightened fears that the country is regressing in terms of safeguarding online rights.

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Save the date: Roundtable on Digital Cooperation on 19 September

1 week 6 days ago

The roundtable is an opportunity to interact with the recently appointed UN Tech Envoy Amandeep Singh Gill, on the sidelines of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly, about the Global Digital Compact process and other priorities on the global digital cooperation agenda.

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Facebook and privacy in the post-Roe era

1 week 6 days ago

The security and privacy practices of technology companies such as Facebook have once again come under fire from organisations that denounce these companies’ failure to meet international standards for the protection of human rights.

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lori

Big or little data in Africa: Why collaboration matters now more than ever

2 weeks 4 days ago

This year’s edition of DataFest Africa brought to light a very significant conversation that needs critical attention: data use in the private sector and civil society organisations within Africa. Pollicy's JulietGrace Luwedde shares key learnings from the biggest data festival on the continent.

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Job call: Africa Regional Strategy Lead

3 weeks 3 days ago

We are looking for an Africa Regional Strategy Lead to join our virtual office and team. Deadline for applications is 1 October 2022. Join us!

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