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New mobile app for sexuality research pulled back over privacy concerns

Posted Tue 23 Oct 2012 - 10:28 | 3,790 views
Melissa Ditmore reflects on release and subsequent pulling back of new application designed to collect data on sexual activity by Kinsey Institute in the USA. She outlines privacy concerns raised and how these holes can jeopardize users data. She also makes a make a case how this app once privacy gaps are fixed can assist to document unwanted and often under-reported sexual experiences, such as...

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Rape and the courts: Going online isn't really justice

Posted Sun 12 Aug 2012 - 03:56 | 5,467 views
Savannah Dietrich was raped. The rapists took photographs and circulated them at her school - but in a plea bargain, she was told that she was not allowed to tell people what had happened. She posted the names of her attackers on social media sites, risking a jail sentence and a fine. But is this justice?

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USA: EROTICS responses to the Denver library - a fictional exchange on real foundations

Posted Wed 27 Jul 2011 - 16:04 | 8,551 views
Tapping the groundbreaking findings of the US EROTICS report that investigated the mandated internet filtering in publicly-funded libraries, Flavia Fascendini leads a fictional dialogue with the Denver Public Library FAQ on content regulation.

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EROTICS: Exploratory research on sexuality and the internet - summary report

Posted Wed 16 Feb 2011 - 14:33 | 9,416 views
What is the value of the internet in the exercise of sexual rights? From 2008 to 2010, the EROTICS research sought to answer this question, aiming to bridge the gap between policy and legislative measures that regulate content and practice on the internet, and the actual lived practices, experiences and concerns of internet users in the exercise of their sexual rights. The summary report provides...

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Birthing Choices and Challenges—Understanding the new reproductive technologies

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:20 | 6,431 views
Kim Surkan is a gender studies professor. She recently gave birth to her son who was conceived through in-vitro fertilization. GenderIT.org writer, Mavic Cabrera-Balleza speaks with Kim about some controversies surrounding the use of new reproductive technologies and genetic selection. They also discuss the role of the information and communication technologies in new reproductive practices...

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ICTs and Gender - Working Party on the Information Economy

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:34 | 3,487 views
This document provides an overview of the gender distribution of ICT and ICT-related employment in OECD countries, and ICT employment patterns are contrasted with overall employment to highlight how different ICT employment patterns are. The document then focuses on participation in ICT-related education and training, and differences in ICT access and use by gender.<br />

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Access Denied: The Impact of Internet Filtering Software on the Lesbian and Gay [version 2.0.]

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 4,029 views
A survey of how internet filtering software, and ratings systems affect the lesbian and gay community. "Access Denied" contains sections analysing the legal, political and social implications of enforced invisibility on the web. It also includes testimonials from lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, who are those most directly affected by the lack of access to important...

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Berlin Declaration: Women Claiming the Information Society

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 2,537 views
The declaration drafted by the participants in the European/North American Regional Conference on Gender and the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), assembled in Berlin on 11 September 2005.

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Internet Filter Effectiveness: Testing Over and Underinclusive Blocking Decisions of Four Popular Filters

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 2,450 views
The paper assesses the effectiveness of popular filtering programs: CYBERsitter, CyberPatrol, NetNanny, and SurfWatch. The findings of the study suggest that current support for filtering software should be reconsidered. <br />

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Making Women's Place Explicit: Pornography, Violence, and the Internet

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:32 | 3,865 views
The module examines the creation, consumption, and content of Internet pornography in order to understand the Internet's role in the perpetuation of violence against women.