I am a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School of Communications and Journalism, focusing my research on privacy and free expression online. I also serve as the Managing Editor of the Netizen Report for Global Voices Advocacy. Connect with me on Twitter @sarahbmyers.
Latest posts by Sarah Myers West
Facebook’s Free Basics Doesn't Connect You to the Global Internet – But it Does Collect Your Data
Regardless of whether they log into Facebook, users of Free Basics are constantly sharing their data with Facebook.
NETmundial Closes With Thorny Issues Left Unaddressed
Reporting from Sao Paulo, Sarah Myers writes that for members of civil society, "the outcome was less a step forward for online rights than many had hoped."
Can the NETmundial Grow Teeth?
The NETmundial is a one-off event, with no legal framework to hold anyone accountable to its outcomes -- so what exactly are we all doing here?