Ali Gharavi, a leading digital security practitioner and dear Aspiration ally, has been jailed in Turkey along with 9 others. Andrew Anderson addresses the absurdity of the charges, Tanya O'Carroll explains why this affects us all, Global Voices offers an overview of the Istanbul 10, and EFF summarizes global condemnation of the detentions. Take action on the group's behalf via Amnesty International and Front Line Defenders.
We'll be on the road traveling through the Central Valley and Southern California on September 25-29! We are visiting with folks working for social justice at nonprofits, community-led organizations, and youth advocacy groups to learn what they are up to and explore ways we may be able to support their efforts with our Technology Capacity Building Program.
At CampaignCon 2017, activists, technologists, and NGOs will share ideas, hone skills and co-create strategies through participatory exploration of modern campaigning theory and practice. Our vision is a more nimble, responsive civil society mobilizing and campaigning effectively in the face of growing authoritarianism, shrinking civic space and other threats.
Our 2017 Nonprofit Software Development Summit is November 15 - 17 in Oakland, California! Join us to share knowledge and collectively envision, learn, and work on free and open technology for social change. We welcome nonprofit staff, developers, capacity builders, and everyone in between. Have a look at last year's proceedings, and register now!
On 10 and 11 July in New York City, we held a participant-driven gathering where nonprofit staff, social justice organizers, techies, activists, journalists, and students shared knowledge, built skills and capacity, and fostered relationships around using technology in support of social change efforts.
Consumer Reports recently announced the release of The Digital Standard, a privacy and security framework designed to safeguard consumers. Aspiration worked with Consumer Reports, Disconnect, Ranking Digital Rights, and The Cyber Independent Testing Lab to help develop the new guidelines for evaluating products, apps, and services. And it's open--you are encouraged to contribute to the Digital Standard on GitHub.
The second Reproducible Builds Summit took place in Berlin, focused on software development practices that create a verifiable path from source code to binary code. Check out write-ups by the Debian Reproducible Builds team, the GuixSD team, Rok Garbas and Software Freedom Conservancy, as well as Bootstrappable Builds. Diagram by Lunar/Debian
That's a wrap! Check out what happened at the spring 2016 California Nonprofit Technology Festival in Watsonville.
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