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Technology Freedom

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The censorship of the Web is growing, more than 40 governments censor information today. In this globalized world, where we are in fact world citizens we must ensure our freedom, and the technology is a way of achieving that freedom.

The technology innovation broke the cultural, political, displacement and information barriers. The authoritarian governments around the world build complex schemes of censorship including firewalls, proxies, legal agreements with third party governments  and corporations. It is important for all of us to keep the information flowing with out the banning of any party in order to archive true freedom through technology innovation.

Companies like: Google, Microsoft, Yahoo; Human rights groups and others  launched the global network initiative, which defines codes of conduct for technology companies in repressive regimes, it has defined principles for protecting user privacy and freedom of expression.

The site Global Voices organize conferences where you can learn how to form networks inside and outside of your country so you can circumvent banning technology.

The Toronto Citizen Lab is providing users with tools to circumvent technologies that block users freedom and google launched a tool that show the users what request have been sent to google from governments asking the removal of content that they don’t want to be shown over the internet using google’s infrastructure.

We at Ixaya are also launching the Free Hosting Program where you can get free hosting if you need infrastructure to keep the information flowing in your university, academic project, or your community. No matter of which country you are (currently the instructions are in spanish).

It is you the one who must fight for their own freedom, it is all of us who will ensure that the technology will help us achieve the maximum freedom of all: “The Information & Knowledge Freedom, The Thinking and Expression Freedom”.

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Written by gumoz

April 21, 2010 at 1:53 pm

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