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27 minutes | 2 years ago
CYBERnyama008 Facebook External Oversight Board Workshop Nairobi
CYBERnyama covers Facebook’s External Oversight Board Workshop, which took place on the 26-27 March 2019 in Nairobi Kenya. This is the third round in Facebook’s consultations regarding the setting up of an External Oversight Board, which is to provide oversight of Facebook’s decisions with regards to content. We speak to: Facebook Director of Public Policy for Africa, Ebele Okobi – Tunji Larnder, a human being (@TunjiLardner) – Archippe Njampong of Internet Without Borders (@Archyppe), – ‘Gbenga Sesan, Executive Director of Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (@gbengasesan) – Jennifer Kaberi, a child protection expert (@Dalithso) – And Grace Bomu, a researcher, lawyer, human rights advocate (@Bomu) Information about the External Oversight Board can be found here: Charting a Course for an Oversight Board for Content Decisions Geplaatst door Mark Zuckerberg op Donderdag 15 november 2018 https://fbnewsroomus.files.wordpress.com/2019/01/draft-charter-oversight-board-for-content-decisions-2.pdf https://fbnewsroomus.files.wordpress.com/2019/01/oversight-infographic.jpg The post CYBERnyama008 Facebook External Oversight Board Workshop Nairobi appeared first on CYBERnyama.
55 minutes | 2 years ago
CYBERnyama007 CYBERnyama07 - Barrett Brown (part 1)
Today we dial into Dallas Texas to speak to Barrett Brown, a journalist, activist and satirist who has written for amongst others, the Huffington Post, the Daily Beast, the Guardian, and the Intercept. Barrett is also a winner of the National Magazine Award. Barrett is the founder of Pursuance Project, an open source software currently under development, that enables individuals to organise in the pursuit of shared goals. In 2011 Barrett was loosely collaborating with people in the collective known as Anonymous, around about the same time he founded a crowdsourced investigation of the cyber-intelligence industrial complex called Project PM which analysed a lot of leaks that were happening at the time that were the result of hacks of intelligence contractors. In 2012 Barrett Brown was arrested (on a livestream) and charged with a number of crimes, including the sharing with his journalistic colleagues in a private chat of a publicly available link, linking to a leak from a hack of a private intelligence contractor Stratfor. In a complicated court case, Barrett was eventually sentenced, under different charges to 63 months in prison. In this first of our interviews with Barrett Brown, Barrett discusses his arrest and trial, the chilling effects of his case, persona management, and the cyber-intelligence complex. Check out the Pursuance Project at https://pursuanceproject.org. This episode makes use of the track, “the Ballad of Barrett Brown” (author unknown) (available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7UrHNz6KI8) The post CYBERnyama007 CYBERnyama07 - Barrett Brown (part 1) appeared first on CYBERnyama.
34 minutes | 3 years ago
CYBERnyama006 Digital Rights in Kenya
We look at the situation over the last week in Kenya where there has been a shutdown of TV stations as well as a crack down on opposition members. We look at the current digital rights environment, examine the media shutdowns of last week, and focus on current threats to freedom of expression in Kenya. Our guest on the podcast is Ephrahim Percy Kenyanito (@ekenyanito), Digital Programme Officer Article 19 Eastern Africa. We also have a new co-host and podcaster on this episode, Collins. We discuss digital rights and freedom of expression in Kenya, shutdowns, data protection, and the origins of Ephraim’s family name. Links: Article 19 website The Necessary and Proportionate Principles Selected publications by Ephraim Percy Kenyanito The music on the podcast, is “I am a Robot”, by Maffi. The post CYBERnyama006 Digital Rights in Kenya appeared first on CYBERnyama.
45 minutes | 3 years ago
CYBERnyama005 Telecommunications Infrastructure in Africa
We speak to Steve Song (@stevesong) about his Africa Telecoms Infrastructure in 2017 report. We discuss the state of Africa’s telecommunications infrastructures including undersea cables, terrestrial backbone fibre, streaming, wireless technologies, spectrum, and the concept of universal basic internet.Steve has worked for the International Development and Research Centre and the Shuttleworth foundation. He is the Founder of Village Telco, a social enterprise building low-cost WiFi mesh VoIP technologies to deliver affordable voice and Internet in underserviced areas. Steve is currently a Mozilla fellow and also works with the Network Startup Resource Center advocating for shared spectrum policies. He has also documented much of his experienced and published his research on his blog Many Possibilities, a great resource for those interested in ICT access and development and telecom infrastructures. Steve has meticulously mapped out and regularly updates maps of undersea cables on the continent. He also does a lot of work on spectrum on the continent. He compiles his research annually into his annual Telecoms Infrastructure in Africa report, which we discuss with him today. Check out the report as well as Steve’s post on Universal Basic Internet The post CYBERnyama005 Telecommunications Infrastructure in Africa appeared first on CYBERnyama.
45 minutes | 3 years ago
CYBERnyama004 Bots (Part I): InstaPy
What are bots? How are bots made? Where do we encounter them in everyday life? How can we use bots to our benefit? What are the practical and moral hazards of using bots? CYBERnyama begins its investigation into the world of bots by speaking to Tim Großmann founder and lead developer of an open source project called InstaPy. InstaPy is a set of tools for automating the actions of accounts on Instagram such as following, liking and commenting. InstaPy is not a bot itself, but rather the ingredients that can be used for making an Instagram bot. In this episode we discuss InstaPy, social media automation, and the pros and cons of using bots. If you are interested in using InstaPy, we discuss what it can do, how to get it running and the challenges and opportunities involved in using it. Check out our summary of how to get started with InstaPy. As we learn about InstaPy we also discuss open source development, how open source projects can benefit us, and what makes for successful open source projects and communities. Tim Großmann has a number of open source projects on his GitHub profile including Robotopia, a robot-based learning environment for children which teaches them about coding. You can check out Robotopia on GitHub or through a ready to roll graphical interface in the cloud. Links contained in the podcast: InstaPy on GitHub Tim Großman’s GitHub profile Robotopia – an environment for kids to learn the principles of coding, check it out on GitHub or in the cloud Automate the Boring Stuff, by Al Sweigart – the book which got Tim into Python and automation Bountysource – a platform for crowdfunding open source bug bounties Trump2Cash – a bot that runs sentiment analysis on Trump’s mentions of publicly traded companies and then executes trades on stocks according to its predicted market reaction The Music on this episode is by Pupajim (lyrics) and Maffi (beats). We usually use the instrumental version of this track, but today features vocals from a robot. The music was used thanks to the record label Jahtari, who were awesome in granting us rights to the EP “I am a Robot” to use on this podcast, if you enjoy this podcast’s Music, show some support buy buying the EP or other music. If you are into robots, chiptunes, reggae, dub, Ataris or Commodore 64s, then check out Pupajim’s Bandcamp and Jahtari. The post CYBERnyama004 Bots (Part I): InstaPy appeared first on CYBERnyama.
46 minutes | 3 years ago
CYBERnyama003 Digital rights in Africa
An important and very tangible intersection between the offline world of meatspace and the online world of cyberspace is human rights. How human rights are experienced in cyberspace can have a very real effect on how human rights are experienced in meatspace. On this episode we discuss digital rights in Africa. We dial in to Lagos, Nigeria to speak to ‘Gbenga Sesan, Tunde Okunoye, and Sodiq Alabi of Paradigm Initiative. ‘Gbenga (@gbengasesan) is Executive Director, Tunde (@TOkunoye) is a Research Assistant, and Sodiq (@SodiqAlabi1) is communications manager. They discuss Paradigm Initiative’s second annual Digital Rights in Africa Report which looks at the digital rights landscape in Africa over 2017. The post CYBERnyama003 Digital rights in Africa appeared first on CYBERnyama.
38 minutes | 3 years ago
CYBERnyama002 Dialling in to Chaos Communication Congress (34C3)
This week I dialled in to the 34th Annual Chaos Communication Congress (34C3) and spoke to two attendees, Eva Fitzelová (@Magica237) and Johannes Mueller (@JohMueDE), hosts of the Esperanto language podcast (kern.punkto.info) about Chaos Communications Congress, podcasting, and the Esperanto language. I was able to register a phone number on the 34C3 network, and dial in to the congress to speak to Eva and Johannes on their conference phones. We talked about Chaos Communication Congress, the Esperanto language, as well as allegations that the Chaos Computer Club, and the Chaos Communication Congress is not doing enough to protect its attendees from harassment, and sexual abuse. Eva mentioned a lamp that she made for Congress, and we have managed to locate it in cyberspace: Lamp at the 34th Chaos Communication Congress, courtesy of @kernpunkto (https://twitter.com/kernpunkto/status/947083157479854080) Through this podcast I have learned that Germany is somewhat of a hub for podcasting innovation. Mentioned on the podcast were PodLove, which this podcast currently uses to publish, Studio-Link for calls and recording (which I am keen to soon try out). Also mentioned is Ultraschall, an interface for Reaper. To get a VoIP/SIP phone extension on the Congress network, I used Eventphone and the Linphone client. Once again a shoutout to Maffi and Pupajim for the use of their track, “I am a Robot”, check out Pupajim ’em out on Bandcamp and check out Jahtari, their producer and record label. A special shout out goes to Jahtari in this episode, as Lepzig is their home town and base of operations. Thanks to @laaarry for allowing us use of the picture of the rocket for this weeks’ podcast art. The post CYBERnyama002 Dialling in to Chaos Communication Congress (34C3) appeared first on CYBERnyama.
38 minutes | 3 years ago
CYBERnyama001 Internet governance I
The twelfth annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is currently concluding in Geneva, Switzerland. In our first episode we kick off with the beginning of our investigation into internet governance. Today’s guest is Michael Oghia (@mikeoghia), an internet governance consultant. Its a great chance for steakholders in the internet to come and chew the fat with us and discuss internet governance and the #IGF2017. The post CYBERnyama001 Internet governance I appeared first on CYBERnyama.
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