Freedom House: Freedom in the World

Freedom House: Freedom in the World

What happened to the Internet? Social media platforms were created as powerful tools for the ‘good’, for democratic participation, for public discourse, and for enabling anyone to have a voice. Here is what Freedom House thinks about the issue. Freedom House is a...
Privacy2020 – Reflections on Privacy as a Human Right

Privacy2020 – Reflections on Privacy as a Human Right

I refer to the recent post by Jason Voiovich on the open Idka group Privacy2020*, which was very good food for thought. One of his points is that ‘privacy’ is a modern concept, to which I take some degree of exception. He argues that we should re-define the right,...
Hindsight in 2020

Hindsight in 2020

  As another decade comes to a close, there’s no time like the present to take a look back. What went well and what didn’t? What mistakes have we made, and what have we learned from them? What will we take with us into the new decade, and what will we leave behind? As...
Most Painful Words Ever: “I Agree with Facebook.”

Most Painful Words Ever: “I Agree with Facebook.”

I’ve spent much of my professional life over the past few years talking about the ills of Facebook and other big tech companies who make their living selling people’s personal information. So, it’s with great shock that I find myself defending one of the most prolific...
Privacy By Design

Privacy By Design

A Look Under the Hood With Idka’s Development Team At Idka, privacy is at the heart of what we do. But, what does that mean exactly? We asked our development team to explain how Idka was built with privacy from the get-go, and why it is vital for our success. How is...