Practical Insights on Privacy

Which African Governments Spy on Technology Users the Most?

Which African Governments Spy on Technology Users the Most?

Published on: Sep 21 2017 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Governments can legally spy on their residents in many ways, most of them hidden from our purview. However, telecommunications companies, now often a target of...
The Ongoing Challenge of Protecting Privacy in Digital Development

The Ongoing Challenge of Protecting Privacy in Digital Development

Published on: Apr 18 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on The Ongoing Challenge of Protecting Privacy in Digital Development
As digital is increasingly integrated into development, privacy protection will become more critical (and more complex), especially for individuals with greater...
The Number 1 Reason Why You Do Not Encrypt Email

The Number 1 Reason Why You Do Not Encrypt Email

Published on: May 22 2015 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
Two new Pew Research Center studies are very enlightening around the American public’s perception of privacy, security, and surveillance. While both reports...
Please RSVP Now for ICT4D Principle 8: Address Privacy & Security in Development Programs

Please RSVP Now for ICT4D Principle 8: Address Privacy & Security in Development Programs

Published on: Apr 09 2015 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Please RSVP Now for ICT4D Principle 8: Address Privacy & Security in Development Programs
In recent years, ICTs such as mobile phone apps, web-based mapping technologies and data-mining techniques have been incorporated into development programmes, ranging...
7 Aspirations for Better ICT4D in 2015

7 Aspirations for Better ICT4D in 2015

Published on: Jan 23 2015 by Linda Raftree - 1 Comment
How to Demystify the Internet in Rural Africa

How to Demystify the Internet in Rural Africa

Published on: Jun 14 2010 by Linda Raftree - 2 Comments
I was in a workshop in the Upper West Region of Ghana recently. The goal was two-fold: to train a small group of staff, ICT teachers and local partners on social...
4 Reasons to Celebrate Facebook Zero in Africa

4 Reasons to Celebrate Facebook Zero in Africa

Published on: May 24 2010 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Facebook has finally launched Facebook Zero in 10 African countries (and 45 countries globally), and I say this is reason to celebrate! While Kevin Donovan worries...
Is Data Security and Encryption Really Necessary in Rural Africa?

Is Data Security and Encryption Really Necessary in Rural Africa?

Published on: Jan 07 2010 by Wayan Vota - 7 Comments
I am often asked about cyber security on WiFi networks for international development projects in rural Africa. My response is usually a laugh, as I find it hard...