AMP Blog: privacy

Detroit Digital Stewards flashing Commotion Wireless software onto routers

Detroit Digital Stewards highlighted in the New York Times and Le Monde

Our Detroit Digital Stewards project was recently highlighted in articles about community mesh wireless networks in the New York Times (April 20, 2014) and Le Monde (May 23, 2014).

Put Away Your Tinfoil Hat: Security in Context

Are you an organizer or activist interested in protecting your data and communications from corporations and the government? At the upcoming AMC, the "Watch This! Surveillance, Security, and Organizing" track is about recognizing and growing the capacity within our movements to challenge the surveillance state. In this blogpost, the organizers of the Watch This! track outline a series of questions for thinking about security in a holistic manner—versus only thinking of it as a set of tools we use to keep movements safe.

Join us at the Allied Media Conference in Detroit to continue the conversation about safety and security in our movements!

The post-performance survey by Complex Movements. Photo by Vanessa Miller.

Lessons from the AMC2013 survey results

Thank you to everyone who gave us feedback on AMC2013. We have spent the past few months pouring over 120 responses to the AMC2013 Reflections Survey. In your responses you told us what you loved about AMC2013, what you learned, and what we could do to make the next AMC even more accessible, creative, skill-driven and community-oriented.

Call for Session Proposals: Webmaking

In the Webmaking track of the Allied Media Conference, we will explore the ways to use technology to build digital and human webs—networks and communities that span online and offline worlds.

Detroit Future Saturday Series: "How to communicate privately on the Internet" (April 21)

Have you ever wondered who else can read your email or chat messages? Are you curious about information privacy and corporate control of our personal data online? The analogy is often made that email is as secure and private as sending a postcard, if that. The Internet is often touted as a place to share information freely, but does that mean that all of our information should be public knowledge?