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Offer: Take Back The Net on 4-5 June 2014 in Barcelona - From Our WWW Campaign Partners, APC

Take Back The Net The event where human rights advocates and transformative technology providers will meet to discuss solutions to today's climate of internet-enabled human rights violations.

Scheduled for June 2014, one year after the Snowden revelations, Take Back The Net comes at a crucial time. The outcry in the face of numerous reports of privacy and other human rights abuses has not produced satisfactory responses from governments and service providers. It is essential that civil society and tech activists take measures into their own hands by adopting, en masse, tools that are sustainable and liberating.

If anyone had any doubt that their personal information was being harvested, used, and even monitored by states and corporations it would have been shattered by Edward Snowden's revelations during the course of 2013. Privacy as we knew it is a thing of the past. Even legitimate data collection of our browsing habits, contact lists and location have run out of control and it has been almost impossible to search and interact online without being harassed by ads.

The time is ripe for a wide gathering. In addition to the impression the Snowden revelations made on users to turn away from untrustworthy providers and governments, we see also an influx of open source and federated alternatives to major 'indispensable' software and services. Federation is the future because it allows for better scaling up. Both free software and federated services strengthen user trust and control. Progressive service providers are sparking an exodus, the beginnings of a movement, through online services provision built on trust, privacy rights and data sovereignty.

It is time that social change activists Take Back The Net and exercise our choice to migrate to free software and online platforms that respect our right to privacy and encryption.

Comments

Chère Sœur,
Nous osons croire que si nous mettons en place un système de monitoring et de dénonciation des cas des violences que subissent les femmes au quotidien nous pouvons arriver à réduire sensiblement ces fléaux qui affectent tant nos familles que l’humanité entière. Mettre en place une chaine de communication du jour au jour ; de la base jusqu’au niveau international, cela nous permettra de réunir toutes les informations possibles sur lesquelles nous nous appuierons pour un plaidoyer fort et soutenu par toutes les femmes et les hommes de la communauté worldpulse. Nous voulons que la condition sociale et économique de la femme change…..

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I agree with Wilhelmine. This

I agree with Wilhelmine. This is so important. I will not be able to travel to Barcelona, as much as I would love to attend, but I have sent them a message asking if it will be possible to attend virtually and will share the answer when I receive it.

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