I was recently asked to contribute my thoughts on how election monitors using simple mobile phones could improve their safety and security when working in hostile environments. More specifically, the goal was to find techniques by which their use of SMS messaging to report back to a centralized service or team could be done in […]Read more "SMS Privacy Tips for Election Monitoring And More"
Some of you may know that I work part-time in the NY Senate CIO team helping improve transparency of our state government through the use of open technology standards. In addition, I am working on a number of mobile applications to provide broader “get it when you need it” access to pending legislation, committee meeting […]Read more "Building tactile iPad apps using Open Standards"
This week, I’m participating in a one week online dialog regarding the development of new tools and tactics for the purpose of documenting human rights violations. The New Tactics in Human Rights Project, led by a diverse group of partner international organizations, advisors and practitioners, promotes tactical innovation and strategic thinking within the international human […]Read more "Discussing New Tactics for Human Rights"
I am grateful to have been included in this video round-up from the Open Mobile Camp a few weeks ago: Mobile phones in human rights monitoring is still relatively rare and there are few examples where mobile shave been used successfully in this field. In this video from the recent Open Mobile Camp in New […]Read more "Video from Open Mobile Camp at UNICEF"
Some choice adhoc quotes that tumbled out of my brain during the Congressional hearing on new media, titled “Twitter against Tyrants”, that I spoke on last Thursday in Washington, D.C.. “I’ve learned an important lesson in working with the Tibetan independence movement and others: It’s that we can’t presume what people are willing – are […]Read more "Transcript & comments from "Twitter against Tyrants" Congressional hearing"