Omidyar Network + Artefact’s “The Ethical Explorer Pack” Tech Toolkit

Comprehensive and complimentary, a joint effort that forces tech developers to assess the impact of their innovations

As we witness the repercussions of years of unchecked innovation and ongoing investigations into how companies have managed the data they collect from us, we’re extra conscious of protecting our information. While users can opt out of a handful of features upon opening or signing up for a social media platform, much of the data privacy debacle remains up to innovators and tech CEOs to …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

A call for climate change protest posters and NYC merchandise, and a great reason to watch porn

A New Database of Climate Change Protest Posters Creative events producer Glug plans to accrue the world’s largest database of climate change protest posters for a 20 September rally held in advance of the UN Climate Summit. The project, entitled Protest by Design, calls for submissions of A3-sized posters with varied messaging and imagery. You can contribute to the database by posting concepts with the …

Winston Helps Users Protect Their Online Data

A filter for all WiFi-connected devices, the Winston plugs into a pre-existing router and blocks sites from employing price manipulations, targeting ads, spyware, malware, surveillance tools and retrieving typical data trails. It does so with “zero knowledge,” as not a single Winston employee will have access to this information either. The device, which is available for pre-order now, proves to be a simple alternative to …