Renata Avila firstname.lastname@example.org
Guatemalan human rights lawyer and digital rights advocate. Specialised in Intellectual Property and Technology, my work addresses the intersection between human rights, information, technological change and the power disparities between the Global North and South. I am writing a book on Digital Colonialism and living between Belgrade and Central America.
- Protesters plan to 'kettle' leaders at #G20 summit in Hamburg - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/03/protesters-plan-to-kettle-leaders-at-g20-summit-in-ham... *this* is going to be fun to watch...
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Spot the queen bee
I'm getting back into beekeeping. It's been at least 15 years since I last helped out with Dad's bees, so I'm a bit rusty, but now have a hive in the backyard and the gear to feel confident working on them. Can you spot the queen bee in the photo? She's longer than the small worker bees and slimmer than the fatter drone bees. The other bees also leave a bit of an air gap around her.
- The Workshop on Data and Algorithmic Transparency (DAT'16) is being organized as a forum for academics, industry practicioners, regulators, and policy makers to come together and discuss issues related to increasing role that "big data" algorithms play in our society. Our goal is to provide a venue for fruitful discussions and high-quality academic research papers focused on increasing understanding and transparency of large-scale data collection and the systems and algorithms that it powers.
Looking forward to reading the papers.
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internet of armed drones
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"Liberation" article using CC-BY-SA for article about Charlie Hebdo redaction conference
as an interesting side effect of this sad story, we see the big French newspaper Liberation using a libre licence CC-BY-SA for the article covering the first redaction conference of the Charlie Hebdo satirical weekly after the shooting this week: with the explanation that they where the only one granted acces to the event, they offer the content freely. So now, in time of need, scoop pass from private property to common good ... It's great to see the spirit of freedom of information and journalism ethic coming along that way sometimes...
Thesis: Anyone can have imposter syndrome for any number of reasons. Privilege is orthogonal to how one feels about themselves.
Thesis2: Anyone can be depressed for any number of reasons. Privilege is not a deciding factor.
Summary: The trend to bash on "privilege" is ill targeted. Bash on people's actions. Bash on their misconceptions. Bash on their hurtful words. But their privilege? That's just tilting at windmills. "Privilege" will never go away AND it is not the cause of the thing you are fighting. The world is a bit more complex than that, thankfully.Show all 9 repliesAs soon as it is moderated: http://blog.grossmeier.net/2013/12/19/fighting-privilege/comment-page-1/#comment-13802replied: http://blog.grossmeier.net/2013/12/19/fighting-privilege/comment-page-1/#comment-13803
- Ranking Digital Rights - http://bit.ly/XOOKsE "Developing a methodology to rank ICT companies on free expression and privacy criteria"
- mistakenly asserts that art/entertainment works are not used for educational purposes. same with personal viewpoints.