Jacobo is a technologist and researcher in human rights. He has contributed applied research to the Free Software Foundation, Wikimedia, the Privacy Anonymity Tools project at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and at the Stratosphere IPS lab at the Czech Technical University. He and other colleagues were awarded the Gabo 2019 journalism prize, under the category of innovation.
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The Indigenous-led telecommunications organization can continue to provide affordable cell phone access to local communities in Oaxaca.
Group effort, research, perseverance, and Global Voices' journalism played a key role
The Tor network is a free and open-source software used throughout the world by those who wish to exercise their freedom of expression and information while maintaining their privacy and anonymity.
The Mexican chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation warned that the approved changes "criminalize the act of publishing" and "legalize acts of violating the fundamental and constitutional rights..."
"This is the only telecommunications service that these communities have, historically they have not been covered...we believe a clear exemption for this type of operator should be in the law."
Evidence shows that espionage tools have been used for years against Mexican activists, journalists and people who hold dissenting opinions or oppose the current government in some form.
Lenovo fails to inform its clients of the Secure Boot feature on the Lenovo Yoga 2, which restricts the right to install operating systems besides those authorized by Microsoft.
Mexican citizens continue to protest the country's broad-reaching telecom law, that could impact free expression, privacy, and other fundamental rights online.
In Mexico, demonstrators came out in favor of a public Internet that upholds net neutrality and freedom of expression.