Resources update: May 2013

Under Institutions > The Internet and society:

The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics (CodeX) • Stanford University center working on “technologies ranging from initiatives that solve content licensing inefficiencies in today’s digital media markets, to initiatives that provide greater access to justice, and initiatives that increase transparency in public markets.”

Under Institutions > Development and ICT:

Open Aid Partnership • A World Bank mapping initiative for open data to improve strategic planning, transparency and accountability of aid projects. Collaborates with the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) and the Open Government Partnership (OGP).

Under Institutions > Crisis management and ICT:

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team • HOT “acts as a bridge between the traditional humanitarian responders and the OpenStreetMap Community.” Activities include collecting data, coordinating the design of OSM tools, teaching data quality assurance, collaborating with data imagery providers, and OSM outreach.

Under Institutions > Net Freedom, civil rights, privacy:

Digital Rights Foundation • Pakistan-based advocacy NGO “focusing on ICTs to support human rights, democratic processes and digital governance.” @DigitalRightsPK

IFEX • Global network of advocacy organizations, coordinating the defense of free expression. @IFEX

Under Institutions > Activism:

Demand Progress • US-based grassroots campaign organizers with a focus on civil liberties, civil rights, and government reform, including in the digital domain. @demandprogress

The Internet Defense League • Distributed system that allows websites to display alerts related to Internet freedom campaigns. By Center for Rights and Fight for the Future.

Center for Rights • Advocacy group organizing web-based campaigns defending Internet Freedom.

Fight for the Future • Advocacy group organizing web-based campaigns defending Internet Freedom. @fightfortheftr

Under Institutions > Net freedom technology projects:

Abayima • non-profit founded in Uganda, working to create digital tools that “empower citizens when oppressive regimes use tech infrastructure against the public”. Creators of the Open Sim Kit mobile sim card hacking toolkit. @abayima

OpenITP • “Supports and incubates a collection of free and open source projects that enable anonymous, secure, reliable, and unrestricted communication on the Internet.” @Openitp

Commotion • “Open-source communication tool that uses mobile phones, computers, and other wireless devices to create decentralized mesh networks.”

Under Tools > Tools:

We Fight Censorship • Tools to securely submit, publish and shelter articles censored on the web, by Reporters Without Borders. @FightCensors_en

The Guardian Project • Provides a suite of secure open-source communciations apps for Android, including the Tor client Orbot, and the secure browser Orweb. @guardianproject

Flash Proxy • Experimental plugin-based proxy to ensure access to Tor when common bridge relays are blocked.

Cloudfogger • Encryption tool for securing cloud-based file systems like Dropbox. @Cloudfogger

BoxCryptor • Encryption tool for securing cloud-based file systems like Dropbox. @boxcryptor

Under Tools > Data:

Net Neutrality Map • Map tool to evaluate the net neutrality of ISPs in countries around the world.

FreeWeibo • Search tool for Sina Weibo that also returns censored content. @CensoredWeibo

HoneyMap • Real-time global map of cyber attacks captured by honeypots, by the Honeynet Project. @ProjectHoneynet

Under Tools > Online journals, book series, essay series, manuals, reference texts:

Internet rights are human rights • “A series of training modules concerned with the relationship between human rights, ICTs and the internet” commissioned by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC).