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Content filtering in US libraries is haphazard
Content filtering in US libraries is haphazard 30 April 2010 Sex Work Awareness

Freedom of speech and its flipside, access to information, is guaranteed by the First Amendment of the US Constitution. However federally-funded libraries are required to prevent people under eighteen accessing “harmful” content. Kevicha Echols and Melissa Ditmore investigate the use of internet filters on public library computers and find that measures adopted by libraries range from installation of filtering software on all computers for child and adult use to no filters at all! The law...

Drupal … can it be used by non-developers?
Drupal … can it be used by non-developers? 27 April 2010 philippe bodart

If you enjoy tweaking the code that makes up the framework of a website, then Drupal is probably for you. This advanced content management system is more a developer platform than a traditional CMS. Its not to say that only developers can use the system though, but to say that they will feel more at home here than in the other two.

Calling all readers in the USA: Survey on content filtering in public libraries
Calling all readers in the USA: Survey on content filtering in public libraries 19 March 2010 Sex Work Awareness

APC has teamed up with Sex Work Awareness in a study to look at content filtering systems in public libraries with internet access in the United States, with an eye towards reproductive health and sexuality. Find out more and take the survey!    

Bytes for All applauds firm Pakistani parliamentarians’ stance on scanning in the USA
Bytes for All applauds firm Pakistani parliamentarians’ stance on scanning in the USA 08 March 2010 Shazhad Ahmad

While members of the Pakistani parliament were on a diplomatic trip in the United States to talk about the impact of the ar on terror on northern rural tribes in the country, they were asked by airport security in Washington to be body-scanned. The right not to undergo a body scan is a privilege given to parliamentarians the world over. APC member Bytes for All in Pakistan applauds the Pakista...

New APC member May First / People Link : Redefining the way non-profits use the internet
New APC member May First / People Link : Redefining the way non-profits use the internet 28 May 2009 LC

May First/People Link, a New York collective, has been hosting websites and providing technology solutions and support to the city’s non-profits since the late ’90s. They have doubled in size since 2005 to about 250 members – without government or foundation funding. During the US Social Forum 2007 they provided all the technology for the event and are in the middle of planning for th...

Audio version of APC Charter on internet rights in Spanish
Audio version of APC Charter on internet rights in Spanish 27 May 2009

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and the Latin American Association of Radio Education (ALER-Asociación Latinoamericana de Educación Radiofónica) are launching an audio version of the APC Charter on internet rights available on the web in the form of podcasts, so that community media, blogs and websites may freely reproduce and adapt them.

May First Movement Technology
May First Movement Technology 13 May 2009

May First Movement Technology is a non-profit membership organisation that engages in building movements by advancing the strategic use and collective control of technology for local struggles, global transformation, and emancipation without borders. It is the largest membership technology organisation in the movements for fundamental change in the United States and Mexico, bringing together ov...

FACIL contests government practices in the Superior Court
FACIL contests government practices in the Superior Court 02 September 2008 Mathieu Lutfy

FACIL, a non-profit association, which promotes the collective appropriation of Free Software, contests the Quebec government purchasing methods for software used within public administrations.

Hofstra Progressive Student Union
Hofstra Progressive Student Union 14 July 2008 Isabelle Goodman

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Search warrant at Montreal ISP's offices
Search warrant at Montreal ISP's offices 26 March 2008 Koumbit Networks

On Tuesday March 18 2008, the Internet Service Provider Koumbit Network of Montreal, Canada was visited by two inspectors of the arson investigation department accompanied by

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