- Apple Logs Your iMessage Contacts - and May Share Them With Police (September 28, 2016)
Apple promises that your iMessage conversations are safe and out of reach from anyone other than you and your friends. But according to a document obtained by The Intercept, your blue-bubbled texts do leave behind a log of which phone numbers you are poised to contact and shares this (and other potentially sensitive metadata) with law enforcement when compelled by court order.
- New Film Tells the Story of Edward Snowden; Here Are the Surveillance Programs He Helped Expose (September 16, 2016)
Oliver Stone's latest film, "Snowden," bills itself as a dramatized version of the life of Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower who revealed the global extent of U.S. surveillance capabilities.
- Delta says 740 flights cancelled after worldwide system outage (August 8, 2016)
Delta Air Lines says it has cancelled 740 flights after a power outage that began overnight knocked out its computer systems and operations worldwide.
- Hackers can record everything you type on certain wireless keyboards (July 27, 2016)
A computer security research team has identified a weakness in several brands of low-cost wireless keyboards that could allow hackers to view and record every word, number and password typed by a user from up to about 75 metres away. According to Bastille, an Atlanta-based research team, eight wireless keyboards made by companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Radio Shack and Toshiba send keystroke data from the board to the USB dongle that connects to your computer without the encryption needed to mask what someone is typing.
- Open Source Software: a necessary tool to build our movements | What's Left (July 25, 2016)
Software companies are exploitative and other companies should invest in unionized products, condem work to lower wages and act in solidarity with other workers in the software industry.
- Snowden leak: MI5 has gathered so much data it may actually be missing 'life-saving intelligence' (June 8, 2016)
British spies may have missed potentially "life-saving intelligence" because their surveillance systems were sweeping up more data than could be analyzed, a leaked classified report reveals. The document, given to The Intercept by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, was sent to top British government officials, outlining methods being developed by the UKs domestic intelligence agency, MI5, to covertly monitor internet communications.
- Google voice search records and keeps conversations people have around their phones - but the files can be deleted (June 1, 2016)
How google search can record and store conversations picked up by a phone's microphone, as well as how to prevent this and delete the stored files.
- OCCRP Launches New Search Engine for Investigative Journalists (May 30, 2016)
The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), a non-profit network of investigative journalism centers in Europe and Eurasia, has launched a new data platform to enable journalists and researchers to sift more than 2 million documents and use the findings in their investigations. People using the new data platform, called ID Search, will be able to set up email alerts notifying them when new results appear for their searches or for persons tracked on official watchlists. They can also create their own private watchlists.
- Dear "Skeptics," Bash Homeopathy and Bigfoot Less, Mammograms and War More (May 16, 2016)
So I'm a skeptic, but with a small S, not capital S. I dont belong to skeptical societies. I dont hang out with people who self-identify as capital-S Skeptics. Or Atheists. Or Rationalists. When people like this get together, they become tribal. They pat each other on the back and tell each other how smart they are compared to those outside the tribe. But belonging to a tribe often makes you dumber.
- New Study Shows Mass Surveillance Breeds Meekness, Fear and Self-Censorship (April 28, 2016)
A newly published study from Oxford's Jon Penney provides empirical evidence for a key argument long made by privacy advocates: that the mere existence of a surveillance state breeds fear and conformity and stifles free expression. Reporting on the study, the Washington Post this morning described this phenomenon: "If we think that authorities are watching our online actions, we might stop visiting certain websites or not say certain things just to avoid seeming suspicious."
- Who's downloading pirated papers? Everyone (April 28, 2016)
Researchers are increasingly turning to Sci-Hub, the world's largest largest 'pirate' website for scholarly literature. Sci-Hub is becoming the world's de facto open-access research library.
- UC Davis spent $175,000 to scrub online pepper spray references (April 13, 2016)
The University of California, Davis, contracted with consultants for at least $175,000 to scrub the Internet of negative online postings following the November 2011 pepper spraying of students and to improve the reputations of both the university and Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi, newly released documents show.
- EFF to Copyright Office: Improper Content Takedowns Hurt Online Free Expression (April 10, 2016)
Safe Harbors Work for Rightsholders and Service Providers. Content takedowns based on unfounded copyright claims are hurting online free expression, says Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).
- Nest's move to stop supporting Revolv smart hub leaves customers with costly 'brick' (April 6, 2016)
Here's a major downside to the so-called Internet of Things -- companies can potentially disconnect your smart devices and leave them essentially useless at any time.
- EFF and Partners Support Media Monitoring Service in Fight for Fair Use (March 27, 2016)
A media monitoring service that creates a text-searchable database of television and radio content is defending its fair use rights before a federal appeals court.
- Revealed: how facial recognition has invaded shops and your privacy (March 25, 2016)
Retailers are using ever more sophisticated software to watch how consumers shop.
- The hubris of investigators (March 24, 2016)
A now-vacated hearing over whether to require Apple to undermine the security of its users prompted an ongoing controversy over government access to encrypted devices. While the court in San Bernardino may never rule on the flood of arguments supporting Apple's defense of user security, observers-- especially members of Congress-- should pay close attention to a few themes that have emerged in the public debate.
- Meet the Robin Hood of Science (February 14, 2016)
The tale of how one researcher has made nearly every scientific paper ever published available for free to anyone, anywhere in the world. On September 5th, 2011, Alexandra Elbakyan, a researcher from Kazakhstan, created Sci-Hub, a website that bypasses journal paywalls, providing access to nearly every scientific paper ever published immediately to anyone who wants it.
- Connexions Quotations (2016)
A selection of quotations about social change, resistance, solidarity, and many other topics. Compiled by Ulli Diemer. Each quote has been turned into an image file.
- Chaos Computer Club: Europe's biggest hackers' congress underway in Hamburg (December 28, 2015)
Some 12,000 hackers are challenging the power of Google, Facebook and Youtube to filter information and shape users' view of the world. One of them demonstrated how to hack into VW's cheating software.
- The Digital Dark Ages: Movies and Books Get Deleted as Selfies Pile Up (December 22, 2015)
Historians and archivists call our times the "digital dark ages." The name evokes the medieval period that followed the collapse of the Roman Empire, which led to a radical decline in the recorded history of the West for 1000 years. But don't blame the Visigoths or the Vandals. The culprit is the ephemeral nature of digital recording devices. Remember all the stuff you stored on floppy discs, now lost forever? Over the last 25 years, we've seen big 8" floppies replaced by 5.25" medium replaced by little 3.5" floppies, Zip discs and CD-ROMs, external hard drives and now the Cloud -- and let's not forget memory sticks and also-rans like the DAT and Minidisc.
- Onlinecensorship.org Tracks Content Takedowns by Facebook, Twitter, and Other Social Media Sites (November 27, 2015)
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Visualizing Impact launched Onlinecensorship.org on November 19, 2015, a new platform to document the who, what, and why of content takedowns on social media sites.
- 'Worse Than We Thought': TPP A Total Corporate Power Grab Nightmare (November 5, 2015)
On issues ranging from climate change to food safety, from open Internet to access to medicines, the TransPacific Partnership (TPP) is a disaster.
- Towards a two-tiered knowledge society (August 27, 2015)
On the Conservative government's actions to reduce Internet access and library access to a large portion of the population.
- Medical Privacy Under Threat in the Age of Big Data (August 6, 2015)
Medical privacy is a high-stakes game, in both human and financial terms, given the growing multibillion-dollar legal market for anonymized medical data. The threats to individuals seeking to protect their medical data can come externally, from data breaches; internally, from "rogue employees" and others with access; or through loopholes in regulations.
- Why Facebook Failed Our Censorship Test (June 18, 2015)
If you click around Facebook's "Government Request Report," you'll notice that, for many countries, Facebook enumerates the number of "content restrictions" the company has fulfilled. This is a sanitized term for censorship.
- Improbable libraries: unusual places to bury your head in a book (April 12, 2015)
Alex Johnson looks at the imaginative forms the modern library takes.
- Documents Reveal Canada's Secret Hacking Tactics (March 23, 2015)
Canada's electronic surveillance agency has secretly developed an arsenal of cyberweapons capable of stealing data and destroying adversaries' infrastructure, according to newly revealed classified documents. Communications Security Establishment, or CSE, has also covertly hacked into computers across the world to gather intelligence, breaking into networks in Europe, Mexico, the Middle East and North Africa, the documents show.
- Snowden's NSA Leaks Catalogued In First Searchable Database Of The Surveillance Documents (March 12, 2015)
Canadian journalists and researchers have teamed up to create the world's first fully-searchable index of the classified documents revealing NSA surveillance leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden.
- Edward Snowden's Warning to Canada (March 4, 2015)
Whistleblower Edward Snowden talks about Bill C-51 and the weak oversight of Canada's intelligence agencies.
- The Great SIM Heist: How Spies Stole the Keys to the Encryption Castle (February 19, 2015)
American and British spies hacked into the internal computer network of the largest manufacturer of SIM cards in the world, stealing encryption keys used to protect the privacy of cellphone communications across the globe, according to top-secret documents provided by National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden.
- Secret 'BADASS' Intelligence Program Spied on Smartphones (January 26, 2015)
British and Canadian spy agencies accumulated sensitive data on smartphone users, by piggybacking on ubiquitous software from advertising and analytics companies, according to a document obtained by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.The document outlines a secret program run by the intelligence agencies called BADASS.
- Cory Doctorow Rejoins EFF to Eradicate DRM Everywhere (January 21, 2015)
Leading digital rights champion and author Cory Doctorow has rejoined the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) to battle the pervasive use of dangerous digital rights management (DRM) technologies that threaten users' security and privacy.
- How Verizon and Turn Defeat Browser Privacy Protections (January 14, 2015)
Verizon advertising partner Turn is using Verizon Wireless's UIDH tracking header to resurrect deleted tracking cookies and share them, forming a vast web of non-consensual online tracking. The tehcnology makes it impossible for customers to control their online privacy.
- The Turn-Verizon Zombie Cookie (January 14, 2015)
Discussion of Verizon's "supercookie," a header that tracks mobile subscribers, even if they have opted out, cleared their cookies, or entered private browsing mode.
- New copyright law is already being abused to threaten Canadian Internet users with ridiculous penalties for downloading (January 8, 2015)
Less than a week after new copyright rules went into effect in Canada, ISPs are already receiving notices from Big Media giants that contain misleading and threatening statements, according to top copyright expert Professor Michael Geist.
- What Is the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)? (2015)
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a secretive, multinational agreement that, among other things, threatens to extend restrictive intellectual property (IP) laws across the globe and rewrite international rules on its enforcement.
- We've got our eye on you (November 1, 2014)
Edward Snowden not only told the world about US state surveillance of national and personal secrets, he reminded us that almost all the companies surveying us for commercial gain are American.
- Fake cell phone 'towers' may be spying on Americans' calls, texts (September 3, 2014)
More than a dozen 'fake cell phone towers' could be secretly hijacking Americans' mobile devices in order to listen in on phone calls or snoop on text messages, a security-focused cell phone company claims. It is not clear who controls the devices.
- An alternative media list (September 1, 2014)
A selective list of English-language alternative media.
- Police State: US Government-Funded Database Created to Track "Subversive Propaganda" Online (August 30, 2014)
The creation of the Truthy database by Indiana University researchers has drawn sharp criticism from free-speech advocates and others concerned over government censorship of political expression.
- Corporations Spy on Nonprofits with Impunity (August 25, 2014)
Here's a dirty little secret you won't see in the daily papers: corporations conduct espionage against US nonprofit organizations without fear of being brought to justice.
- An Online Tracking Device Thats Virtually Impossible to Block (August 15, 2014)
A new kind of tracking tool, canvas fingerprinting, is being used to follow visitors to thousands of top websites, from WhiteHouse.gov to YouPorn.
- The Price of Books, The Value of Civilization (August 1, 2014)
I have come to think that books occupy this valuable position in our civilisation because they are the only medium for thick descriptions of the world that human beings possess. By thick description, I mean an extended, detailed, evidence-based, written interpretation of a subject. If you want to write a feature or blog or wikipedia entry, be it about the origins of the first world war; the authoritarian turn in Russia; or the causes and effects of the 2008 financial crisis, in the end you will have to refer to a book. Or at least refer to other people who have referred to books. Even the best magazine pieces and TV documentaries and the best of these are very good indeed are only puddle-deep compared with the thick descriptions laid out in books. They are thin descriptions and the creators and authors of them will have referred extensively to books to produce their work.
- Google doesn't want you to limit its ability to follow you around the internet (July 26, 2014)
Behind our screens, tech companies are racing to extract a price for what we read and watch on the web: our personal information.
- Forward Secrecy Brings Better Long-Term Privacy to Wikipedia (July 9, 2014)
Wikipedia readers and editors can now enjoy a higher level of long-term privacy, thanks to the Wikimedia Foundation's rollout last week of forward secrecy on its encrypted connections.
- Canadian Court to the Entire World: No Links For You! (June 20, 2014)
The Supreme Court of British Columbia has ordered Google to remove entire domains from its search results a decision that could have enormous global implications on free expression. This is the latest of several instances of courts claiming dangerous jurisdictional overreach, where they have applied local laws to remove content on the Internet.
- The Loneliest Library in the World (June 13, 2014)
At 73, P.V. Chinnathambi runs one of the loneliest libraries anywhere. In the middle of the forested wilderness of Keralas Idukki district, the librarys 160-books all classics are regularly borrowed, read, and returned by poor, Muthavan adivasis.
- Tor is for Everyone (June 13, 2014)
EFF recently kicked off their second Tor Challenge, an initiative to strengthen the Tor network for online anonymity and improve one of the best free privacy tools in existence. This is great news, but how does it affect you? To understand that, we have to dig into what Tor actually is, and what people can do to support it.
- Marx and Engels Belong to the Workers of the World (May 30, 2014)
Lawrence & Wishart, the British publisher of the Collected Works of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels (MECW), has compelled the Marxists Internet Archive to remove free digital versions of this 50-volume treasure from its Web site. This step is meant to further the publishers pursuit of private, profitable licenses with paying customers.
- 2013-14 Review of Free Expression in Canada (May 3, 2014)
Evaluates people, policies and institutions that help and hinder freedom of expression. The 2013-14 Review of Free Expression in Canada contains feature articles about some of the most pressing areas of free expression, such as access to information, digital surveillance, and the failure to protectwhistleblowers. Also: a Report Card and Cross-Canada Reports.
- FCC Wants to Give Corporations Their Own Internet (April 29, 2014)
When a federal court trashed its net neutrality compromise policy in January, the Federal Communications Commission assured us that the Internet we knew and depended on was safe. Most activists didnt believe federal officials and this past week the FCC demonstrated how realistic our cynicism was.
- Without Intellectual Property Day (April 26, 2014)
As the saying goes, though: when you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail. For the World Intellectual Property Organization, it may seem like creativity and "intellectual property" are inextricably linked. That's not the case. In the spirit of adding to the conversation, we'd like to honor all the creativity and industry that is happening without a dependence on a system intellectual property.
- Journalistic Autonomy in Denmark. A Study (April 17, 2014)
A new study that looks at the subject of autonomy in the Danish media found that journalists in Denmark feel they have nearly complete freedom to make important choices concerning their work and the content they produce.
- Why the Web Needs Perfect Forward Secrecy More Than Ever (April 8, 2014)
If a server is configured to support forward secrecy, then a compromise of its private key can't be used to decrypt past communications.
- A Short History of Spam (March 14, 2014)
Objects can talk in cartoons and fairy tales: toys tell their stories. Now our domestic appliances have begun to speak, and they would like to sell us pills and porn, and for us to give them our bank details.
- Optic Nerve (February 28, 2014)
Britain's surveillance agency GCHQ, with aid from the US National Security Agency, intercepted and stored the webcam images of millions of internet users not suspected of wrongdoing, secret documents reveal.
- Noah's ark was round so the ancient tablet tells us (February 11, 2014)
Irving Finkel, curator of the British Museum's 130,000 Mesopotamian clay tablets, has spent 20 years investigating one that challenges the story of Noah and the flood.
- Selling your Secrets (February 7, 2014)
The documents released by whistleblower Edward Snowden reveal that the world of NSA mass surveillance involves close partnerships with a series of companies most of us have never heard of that design or probe the software we all take for granted to help keep our digital lives humming along.
- Loss of Librarians Devastating to Science and Knowledge in Canada (January 28, 2014)
The closure of federal libraries and loss of specialized librarians impacts negatively on the state of science and knowledge in Canada.
- NSA, GCHQ mapping "political alignment" of cellphone users (January 28, 2014)
New information made public by Edward Snowden reveals that the governments of the United States and United Kingdom are trawling data from cellphone apps to accumulate dossiers on the political alignments of millions of smartphone users worldwide.
- Smartphone Game Data Targeted by NSA (January 28, 2014)
Millennial Media, a Baltimore based ad company, creates intrusive profiles of users of smartphone applications and games like Angry Birds, according to documents leaked to the media by whistleblower Edward Snowden. Such profiles have been exploited by intelligence authorities like the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), say investigative journalists.
- Spread of knowledge in peril as Canada shuts federal department libraries (January 24, 2014)
- NHS Patient Data to be Made Available for Sale to Drug and Insurance Firms (January 19, 2014)
Drug and insurance companies will from later this year be able to buy information on patients once a single English database of medical data has been created. Privacy experts warn there will be no way for public to work out who has their medical records or how they are using it.
- Museum and Gallery Curators Reopen the Cabinet of Curiosities Concept (January 13, 2014)
Stuffed pelicans, bell-jarred oddities and unicorn horns: the wunderkammer or 'cabinet of curiosities' is a macabre, colonial throwback. So why is it back in vogue?
- Silence of the Labs (January 10, 2014)
Scientists across the country are expressing growing alarm that federal cutbacks to research programs monitoring areas that range from climate change and ocean habitats to public health will deprive Canadians of crucial information.
- Canada's Science Library Closures Mirror Bush's Playbook (January 9, 2014)
The Harper government is now eliminating seven Department of Fishery libraries containing one of the world's most comprehensive collections of information on fisheries, aquatic sciences and nautical sciences.
- DFO Library Closures Anger Scientific Community (January 9, 2014)
When word first broke that the Department of Fisheries and Oceans was closing seven of their libraries, government officials promised that there would be no loss of vital historical material. Today many are skeptical of those claims.
- Eric Marshall laments closure of namesake Fisheries library (January 6, 2014)
The government seems to be saying 'We want to exploit our natural resources, whether it's natural gas or oil sands, and basically to heck with environmental impacts.'
- Secret Memo Casts Doubt on Feds' Claims for Science Library Closures (December 30, 2013)
A federal document marked "secret" obtained by Postmedia News indicates the closure or destruction of more than half a dozen world famous science libraries has little if anything to do with digitizing books as claimed by the Harper government.
- What's Driving Chaotic Dismantling of Canada's Science Libraries? (December 23, 2013)
Scientists say the closure of some of the world's finest fishery, ocean and environmental libraries by the Harper government has been so chaotic that irreplaceable collections of intellectual capital built by Canadian taxpayers for future generations has been lost forever. Many collections ended up in dumpsters while others such as Winnipeg's historic Freshwater Institute library were scavenged by citizens, scientists and local environmental consultants. Others were burned or went to landfills.
- A million first steps (December 12, 2013)
We have released over a million images onto Flickr Commons for anyone to use, remix and repurpose. These images were taken from the pages of 17th, 18th and 19th century books digitised by Microsoft who then generously gifted the scanned images to us, allowing us to release them back into the Public Domain.
- NSA Turns Cookies (And More) Into Surveillance Beacons (December 11, 2013)
These Google cookies - known as 'PREF' cookies - last two years and can uniquely identify you. The NSA is using this to enable remote exploitation (hacking into peoples computers) - an act aided by the ability to uniquely identify individuals on the Internet.
- Dismantling of Fishery Library 'Like a Book Burning,' Say Scientists (December 9, 2013)
The Harper government has dismantled one of the world's top aquatic and fishery libraries as part of its agenda to reduce government as well as limit the role of environmental science in policy decision-making.
- Scientists pledge to boycott Elsevier (December 5, 2013)
Following the retraction of the Seralini et al scientific paper which found health damage to rats fed on GM corn, over 100 scientists have pledged in this Open Letter to boycott Elsevier, publisher of the journal responsible.
- Iron Cagebook (December 3, 2013)
- Activist archiving in Toronto (November 28, 2013)
People gather in Toronto to discuss what many hope will grow into a movement for archiving grassroots histories.
- Unmasking the Five-Eyed monster, a global and secret intelligence-sharing regime (November 27, 2013)
Privacy International is proud to announce our new project, Eyes Wide Open, which aims to pry open the Five Eyes arrangement and bring it under the rule of law.
- Moving 750 million pages of print archive to a new home (November 22, 2013)
For 82 years, researchers have made the journey to Colindale in north London, the home of the British Newspaper Library, a vast collection of almost every British newspaper published in the last 300 years. Across six floors and 50 kilometres of shelving sit not only the well-known national papers, but also a vast collection of now obscure regional titles.
- Harper's Seven-Year War on Science (November 1, 2013)
- What Are Your Options Now For Secure Email? (August 9, 2013)
It's shockingly, disturbingly easy for the government to snoop on your emails. Here are your weapons in the fight for your email privacy.
- How the FBI Turned Me On to Rare Books (July 30, 2013)
I have wanted to be a historian of hope. We can take heart from the fact that no matter how dire the situation, some will find means to resist, some will find means to cope, and some will remember and tell stories about what happened.
- The Corporate State and Manufactured Dependence (June 7, 2013)
The 'resistance is futile' mindset that supports plutocrats and the global corporations they own assumes the existing order is the only possible order and the costs of resistance are too great because 'they' have state power and unlimited economic resources on their side.
- Social Networking and the Death of the Internet (May 8, 2013)
Social Networking is, by its nature, a capture environment. The companies that offer the services, particularly Facebook, host your site and control all the information on it. Facebook a group of linked pages on a giant website is constraining and not very powerful. In order to use it, you have to use it the way they want you to and thats not a whole lot of using. But there is a comfort in having ones options limited, being able to use something without learning anything about it or making many choices about how you use it. That alluring convenience is a poisoned apple, however.
- The Case for Grassroots Archives (May 2, 2013)
Grassroots archives play a valuable role in what has been called "the battle of memory". People's history projects such as grassroots archives preserve and share stories of resistance, hidden histories, and alternative visions.
- Oxfam donates archive to the Bodleian Libraries (February 25, 2013)
Oxford-based international development charity Oxfam has announced it has donated the organizations archive, spanning the last seventy years, to the University of Oxfords Bodleian Libraries. Now, with a substantial grant from the Wellcome Trust, a four-and-a-half-year project is underway at the Bodleian to catalogue Oxfams extensive records and make them more accessible.
- Google and the future of search: Amit Singhal and the Knowledge Graph (January 19, 2013)
An interview with the current head of Google Search, discussing some of the thought processes behind the current functionality of 'search' and some of its possibilites for the future.
- How To Verify Information and Debunk Myths Using Online Tools (2013)
Did Pope Francis play a major role in Argentinas Dirty War? Reporters published photos of dictator Jorge Videla with a cardinal, allegedly with Jorge Bergoglio, the recently elected Pope Francis. But something was wrong with these reporters findings. Henk van Ess explains how the internet can help you to debunk the internet.
- Facebook bans developer of F.B. Purity (December 19, 2012)
- Facebook forces Instagram users to allow it to sell their uploaded photos (December 18, 2012)
Move means pictures could be used in advertising, with all payments going to social media giant.
- Anti-Science: Left and Right Together? (December 11, 2012)
The suggestion that left and right thinking may be converging on matters scientific will, no doubt, be offensive to some on the left. After all, the right chooses myth over evolution, and oil profits over climate science.
- EU: Enact Controls on Digital Weapons Trade (December 11, 2012)
Unregulated Export of Powerful Surveillance Tools Threatens Internet Freedom. Reporters Without Borders and Human Rights Watch call on the European Union to enact new controls on Internet surveillance and censorship technologies. Repressive governments use these technologies to enable human rights violation.
- Grassroots archive information sheet (November 24, 2012)
Connexions is working on a project to help network grassroots archives and collections of materials about activist and radical history. If you have a collection of social justice materials in your basement/locker, etc., and would like to participate in an exploration of co-operative archiving and/or searching for shared space, please fill out this form and email it to Connexions.
- Memory as Resistance: Grassroots Archives and the Battle of Memory (November 2, 2012)
CONNEXIONS and Beit Zatoun are spotlighting grassroots archives this November with an open house and networking event November 24, a talk and discussion November 27, and an exhibit (November 16-27).
- Selected Archive Projects (October 18, 2012)
A list of some archive projects concerned with grassroots movements for social justice.
- Seven pilot sites join national digital library project with Knight Foundation funding (October 12, 2012)
- Eric Hobsbawm 1917-2012 (October 1, 2012)
The historian Eric Hobsbawm dies at 95.
- US Military Brands Assange, WikiLeaks As "The Enemy" (September 28, 2012)
Secret US Air Force documents reveal that the American military has branded WikiLeaks and its editor Julian Assange as "the enemy", placing them on a legal par with Al Qaeda and threatening them with the same treatment: indefinite detention without trial, and death.
- False positives: fraud and misconduct are threatening scientific research (September 13, 2012)
Better detection tools and a rising retraction rate suggest scientific fraud may be widespread.
- Is that an archive in your basement... or are you just hoarding? (August 31, 2012)
Are you an 'accidental archivist'? Have you been saving the publications and documents produced by the social justice projects you've been involved in? Then Connexions would like to hear from you.
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