TA3M Privacy Workshop Session 2

This video is the second of a 3-part privacy workshop we did at Portland’s Techno-Activism 3rd Mondays on three consecutive Mondays in June — 14th, 21st, and 28th. AJ Rice was the presenter for all three sessions. AJ is a privacy advocate and the Founder & CEO of Privo Mobile and author of the privacy…

TA3M Privacy Workshop Session 1

This video is the first of a 3-part privacy workshop we did at Portland’s Techno-Activism 3rd Mondays on three consecutive Mondays in June — 14th, 21st, and 28th. AJ Rice was the presenter for all three sessions. AJ is a privacy advocate and the Founder & CEO of Privo Mobile and author of the privacy…

June privacy workshop

During the month of June, we held a 3-part privacy workshop at Portland’s Techno-Activism 3rd Mondays on three consecutive Mondays—June 14th, 21st, and 28th. AJ Rice was the presenter for all three sessions and discussed the following topics: All sessions included an interactive portion where attendees were able to apply the information to their own…

Letter to PayPal and Venmo

Today, we joined 20+ other digital rights organizations in calling on @Venmo and @PayPal to publish regular transparency reports and adopt due process around account closures. We asked that PayPal and Venmo be clear about their intentions and reasons for censoring users. Read our press release: https://www.pdxprivacy.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/paypal-venmo-press-release-061521.pdf

Surveillance ordinance panel discussion

PDX Privacy and Portland’s Techno-Activism 3rd Mondays co-hosted an online panel discussion about surveillance ordinances on March 15th. Panelists were Renard Bridgewater, with Eye on Surveillance in New Orleans, Kade Crockford of the ACLU Massachusetts, Tracy Rosenberg from both Media Alliance and Oakland Privacy, and Nathan “nash” Sheard from the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Since the…

Digital Justice and Surveillance

On Monday, February 22nd, Hector Dominguez, of Smart City PDX, gave a presentation to Portland’s Techno-Activism 3rd Mondays about the City of Portland’s efforts towards achieving digital justice in Portland and rethinking surveillance. At the meeting, he explained how Smart City PDX is working to both define digital justice and to include that definition in…

The social nature of privacy

When we think about privacy, we usually think about it from an individual perspective: our own personal privacy. But did you know that the actions of others affect your privacy, and your actions affect the privacy of others? There are two main reasons for this. The first is that other people sometimes share private information…

City of Portland passes facial recognition bans

On Wednesday, September 9th, the Portland City Council unanimously passed two facial recognition ban ordinances: one that addresses the use of the technology by City bureaus and a second that addresses use by private entities in places of public accommodation. With the adoption of the public ban, Portland joined fourteen other cities that had already…