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.
Latest posts by Jacobo Nájera
Mexican collective pirating books to make culture accessible is blocked
Since 2019, the Pirateca.com website has provided open access to more than 279 Spanish titles, under the slogan “Books are not stolen, they're expropriated!”
Mexican registry for cell phone users sparks privacy concerns
"The creation of a similar registry was attempted in 2009, but the database ended up being leaked and for sale."
Indigenous-led telecommunications organization wins historic legal battle in Mexico
The Indigenous-led telecommunications organization can continue to provide affordable cell phone access to local communities in Oaxaca.
We made the largest Mexican telecommunications operator stop blocking secure internet
Group effort, research, perseverance, and Global Voices' journalism played a key role
‘A possible violation’: Mexico's biggest telecommunications operator is blocking Tor network
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.
Mexico's new copyright law allows censorship of online content, rights advocates warn
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..."
The First Mobile Phone Network for Indigenous Communities in Mexico Is Under Threat
"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."
How the Mexican Government Puts Citizens Under Systematic Surveillance
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.
In Defense of Free Software: My Case Against Lenovo in Mexico
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.
The Struggle for Freedom Online in Mexico
Mexican citizens continue to protest the country's broad-reaching telecom law, that could impact free expression, privacy, and other fundamental rights online.
Mexico City: Citizens Take to Streets Against #LeyTelecom
In Mexico, demonstrators came out in favor of a public Internet that upholds net neutrality and freedom of expression.
Mexican Voter Data for Sale at Buscardatos.com
Personal information aggregator buscardatos.com has been selling private voter data from the IFE, the federal administrator of elections in Mexico.