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Carta abierta: Los planes de seguridad de Facebook para el cifrado punta a punta

English below 4 de octubre de 2019 Estimado señor Zuckerberg, Las organizaciones a continuación escriben hoy para alentarlo, en términos inequívocos, a continuar aumentando la seguridad de extremo a extremo en los servicios de mensajería de Facebook. Hemos visto solicitudes de los gobiernos de los Estados Unidos, el Reino Unido y Australia pidiéndole que suspenda...

The Planet is the School

By María Juliana Soto For the Colombian writer William Ospina, it is urgent that the educational processes embrace a deep sense of dignity and community, and not only reduced its goal to success and individual profitability. For this to happen, says Ospina, education must give a special place to thought, creativity, communication, socialization and happiness....

Technology and Human Rights, 365 days with Karisma

By Carolina Botero The year 2017 marked the consolidation of Karisma as a voice of Colombian civil society in the debates where technology and human rights meet. 2017 was a very important year for Karisma; it was a time of consolidation and the introduction of our new image. One way of thinking about this moment...

Open education policies in the region, articles for exploration

How is adoption and what is the impact of open educational resources in the global South? It is a book edited by Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams and Patricia B. Aringo, and funded by the International Development Research Centre, which brings together the research findings of a global network of researchers and activists who worked for several years...

A tracker in your pocket

The Colombian cellphone registry to counter cellphone theft and why it is bad for human rights The Colombian General Prosecutor said recently that the blocking of IMEI is not working. He is talking about a registry created in 2011 that aims to reduce cellphone theft by blocking reportedly stolen phones of Colombian networks. Fundación Karisma...

Crowdfunding campaign seeks to help Diego Gómez, a Colombian conservation biologist prosecuted for sharing a research online

Karisma Foundation, a Colombian civil society organization, is launching a crowdfunding campaign to support Diego Gómez, a biologist accused of copyright infringement for sharing a scientific research online. When he was a college student at Universidad del Quindío, Diego uploaded a thesis from a colleague at Universidad Nacional de Colombia on the document platform Scribd...

Diego Gómez is declared innocent!

A case with no precedent that highlights the need for Open Access to be the rule, no the exception, regarding circulation of scientific research. Today, more than three years after criminal procedures began, Bogotá Circuit Criminal Court No. 49 acquitted the biologist Diego Gómez of charges of copyright violations for sharing an academic paper online....

Civil Society Joint Declaration on Digital Security Issues in Latin America

Civil Society Joint Declaration to the Organization of American States (OAS) and Governments of Member States on Digital Security Issues in Latin America The following statement  delivered to the OAS General Secretary during the South School of Internet Governance in Washington DC , on April 1, 2016. We encourage the OAS Member State to align...

Are you at RightsCon? Join us!

RightsCon is the world’s leading event convened around the issues of the internet and human rights. The annual conference convenes business leaders, visionaries, technologists, legal experts, civil society members, activists, and government representatives from across the globe on issues at the intersection of tech and human rights. This year, you will find three days of...

Is data retention legitimate in Colombia?

In the frame of personal data protection day we released our latest analysis Is data retention legitimate in Colombia? on this document we analyzed regulations on data retention in Colombia and and compared them with those on Peru, Mexico and Brazil from the point of view of compliance with international standards for the establishment of...