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The Engine Room 16h
This may not be exactly what you're looking for, but one resource we're aware of is 's up-to-date list of conference scholarships (below). Keen to see if others have resources, too!
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Data & Society 18h
Job alert: We’re looking for someone to translate our media manipulation research into practitioner focused guides, tip sheets & more! Apply to be our Newsroom Outreach Lead:
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The Engine Room 19h
If your organisation is seeking answers to big questions about data and tech solutions, you may want to schedule a call with our Light Touch Support team. 📲
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Alison Phipps 💜 Jul 17
Is anyone writing a PhD proposal, putting an ethics application in, doing data analysis or working on dissemination and 'impact' over the summer? I have a bunch of resources on my blog that might be helpful. If they are, please pass on 💜
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Zara Rahman Jul 16
Just revealed: Palantir software powers workplace immigration raids in the US. WFP still use Palantir in providing food aid to 90 million people. Values matter, in tech, in partnerships, in who we trust (and who we don’t). via
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The Engine Room Jul 17
What would an equitable, justice-oriented system look like? 🎣 weighs in:
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The Engine Room Jul 16
🧙‍♀️The folks are working on a white paper to demystify the tech behind IMSI-Catchers + explain cell network attacks from the ground up:
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The Engine Room Jul 16
We're out to learn how digital tool re-use happens in the real world ⚙️ If your organisation has recycled a digital tool that someone else built, tell us about it in this (very short) survey!
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Mark Brough Jul 15
Calling all geeks! We're going to hold our first community tech call this Wednesday (17th July) at 1pm UK time. More details here (we will include a link on this page nearer the time) - please add your ideas and join the call!
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Eva Blum-Dumontet 🦝 Jul 15
Last week launched our new programme Safeguarding People's Dignity, a lot of the really important (and exciting!) work we do on gender, identity, security, economic and social rights will be part of this. Check it out:
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The Engine Room Jul 16
State agencies across the world are testing invasive digital surveillance techniques on migrants + weaponising the subsequent data against them.
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The Engine Room Jul 16
. is building an open source web app to synthesise the relevant laws, reporting procedures, contacts of front line services (+ more) to help sexual assault survivors access support networks:
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Doteveryone Jul 15
Has your org re-used existing digital tools to power a service? Help our friends by completing this short survey for research to help UK charities take better-informed approaches to digital tool creation, selection & re-use
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ALTEC Jul 15
⚡ HOY nuestras aliadas de lanzan el Mapa de Violencia de , una plataforma de investigación interactiva con datos y legislaciones sobre la violencia de género en . Explora esta herramienta que acompañamos desde 👊🇧🇷
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Omidyar Network Jul 11
Did you know that offers a 4-week course on ? It covers both the technology & development agendas and examines & the impact of this digital evolution. We're proud to help provide 30 scholarships for women too. Apply before Sept. 15!
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Vidushi Marda Jul 15
Recently, the National Crime Records Bureau of India published a tender for the Automated Facial Recognition System (AFRS). Some background (B), and key takeaways (T). 1/n
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Zara Rahman Jul 12
Grateful for people like raising the alarm on 's planned hackathon on data about sex worker networks (!) My colleague wrote up some major concerns with their plans in this email to the RD list:
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The Engine Room Jul 15
What's next for advocacy around ? Reflections from on the importance of understanding power, being nuanced & constructive in our critiques and more:
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The Engine Room Jul 12
Informed consent, breach notifications & consequential fines! + set benchmarks for understanding the successes and shortcomings of , 1 yr after its implementation.
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The Engine Room Jul 12
“We can be colonised through data." Google's system for translating Māori words and phrases is rapidly altering the definitions initially provided by Indigenous language experts.
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