Solve - MIT Digital ID challenge

Sharing this from a Facebook group I’m in in case there are any IT coops interested:

Anjali Ramachandran shared a link.

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Solve - MIT have launched a challenge around digital identification: the Mission Billion Challenge aims to find innovative, practical, and cost-effective ‘privacy by design’ solutions that can be embedded into digital identification systems. Application deadline February 24th 2019. They ask: How can digital identification systems in developing countries be better designed or adapted to protect people’s privacy and empower them with greater control over their personal data? - maybe one of you will apply? Let us know if so!

Woah. Organizing a ‘privacy by design’ solution from Facebook is a bit like setting up an Animal refuge in a slaughterhouse.

Citizens’ digital privacy rights initiatives make me think also of the Data Protection Law in the sense that both measures are somewhat useless when pretty much every individual with access to digital technology is generating a huge amount of data about themselves and uploading it, waiving their rights, to GAFAM.

Workshops helping people to free their cellphones of spyware is direct action, but difficult to do because formatting phones requires specialized knowledge, unfortunately.

By the way, who are the ?

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Hahaha I like your line of thinking buttle.

We might have some philosophical differences. The cooperatives I work with aren’t able to enact radical change from the current norms of technology use.