EDRi-gram, 5 May 2021

The shady AdTech business model used by Big Tech targets mothers who just had stillbirths with baby ads, and serial gamblers who are trying to quit with gambling ads. EDRi is working to create a better digital future, where people are put before profit. Will you donate to us to help make that happen?

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Do: Donate to EDRi for a better digital future

Producer: European Digital Rights

This spring, European Digital Rights (EDRi) is looking for your support and activism to free our futures from oppressive surveillance practices, dehumanising artificial intelligence technologies, privacy-invasive and power-greedy states and corporations. Your donation will enable us to coordinate campaigns, advocate for stronger policies, learn from our members across Europe, educate and mobilise the public and much more. Together, we can build a people-centred, democratic digital future!

Click here to boost our digital rights.

Read: When Workers of the Digital World Unite

Producer: Digital Freedom Fund

The digital age has brought with it new means of exploitation and responsibility-shirking by employers, from hidden algorithms to dubious new working models. Now, however, the tide is starting to turn. In a handful of recent cases, we’ve seen workers successfully rise up against these platform giants to demand their digital rights.

Read more.

Watch: Coded Bias

Producer: Shalini Kantayya

Modern society sits at the intersection of two crucial questions: What does it mean when artificial intelligence (AI) increasingly governs our liberties? And what are the consequences for the people AI is biased against ? When MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini discovers the most facial-recognition software does not accurately identify darker-skinned faces and the faces of women, she delves into an investigation of widespread bias in algorithms. 

Watch the film on Netflix here.

Listen: Taking Back Our Privacy

Producer: Anna Wiener

The New York Times’ writer Anna Wiener speaks with Moxie Marlinspike, the founder of the end-to-end encrypted messaging service Signal, about his efforts “to bring normality to the Internet.” Privacy is a necessary condition for experimentation, and for social change. Advocates of end-to-end encryption argue that any backdoor into an otherwise secure system will immediately become a target for foreign adversaries, terrorists, and hackers.

Listen to the interview here.

Events

  • May 7, 2021

    3rd Workshop on obfuscation

    TU Delft and Cornell Tech organise the online event Obfuscation strategies which represent creative ways to evade surveillance, protect privacy, improve security; as well as protest, contest, resist...

  • Two women looking at their laptops

    May 10, 2021

    Stockholm Internet Forum

    Stockholm Internet Forum (SIF) is the forum advancing a free, open, and secure internet as a driver of global development. This is an arena for exchanging knowledge and...

  • September 14, 2021

    Data for Policy 2021

    The sixth International Data for Policy Conference will take place in London in September 2021. The conference series is the premier global forum for multiple disciplinary and cross-sector...

  • "Can you find the answer?"- bubble on the right and an image of cathedral in Vienna on the left side

    October 11, 2021

    Fundamental Rights Forum 2021

    The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights has launched their call for proposals to host a session at the Fundamental Rights Forum 2021 (RightsForum21). This year they are...

  • June 7, 2021

    RightsCon 2021

    Every year, RightsCon brings together business leaders, policy makers, general counsels, advocates, technologists, academics, government representatives, and journalists from around the world to tackle the most pressing issues...

Jobs

Digital Freedom FundOperations and Events Officer | Berlin | deadline: 09.05.2021

EPICGlobal Privacy Counsel, Executive Assistant & more | Washington, DC | deadline: 21.05.2021

Gesellschaft für Freiheitsrechte | Legal, Fundraising and Communications interns | Germany | deadline: various

noyb | Office assistant, Legal trainee | Vienna | deadline: until filled

Wikimedia FoundationLead Program Officer, Community Learning and Evaluation; Lead Communications Specialist; Senior Public Policy Specialist & more | Remote | deadline: until filled

European AI Fund | Programme Officer | Brussels | deadline: until filled

CitizenLab | Head of Marketing, Content and Communications Freelancer | Belgium; Germany | deadline: until filled

MozillaAssociate Researcher, PNI; Senior Researcher | Multiple locations | deadline: until filled