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Digital Rights

Public cameras/CCTV in Amman

Ever been in a speeding car that was caught by a radar? The cameras that monitor our streets make them safer, but what does that mean for our privacy and rights to protest? This article answers these questions and raises concerns about the laws regarding our rights to privacy, by Yara AlRafie

21 August 2022

Yara AlRafie

Digital Safety

The Digital Footprint of Children: How to Protect Them From Unwanted Online Activity

As the use of the internet is becoming inevitable no matter how old is the user, it is crucial to protect those who might be exploited or exposed to content that is inappropriate to their age. Here are some tips for parents to ensure their children's online safety.

11 August 2022

Mohammad Habashneh

Digital Safety

Bypassing VPN Censorship

VPNs help bypass geo restrictions and has many benefits, yet it may be used for illegal reasons, unfortunately that means that authorities bypass the issue by banning VPNs altogether, which is unfair if our VPN use is not harmful. So how can we bypass the bypass of the bypass?

6 August 2022

Mahabba Akeel

Open Source Software

What is Open Source and Why

If you're following JOSA then knowing what Open Source is and working with FOSS is probably in your programming repertoire, but many others are unaware of the community, this article is a good primer to help your friends learn about Open Source definition and philosophy

1 August 2022

Mahabba Akeel

Digital Rights

Is the Cybercrime Law Necessary as it Stands?

As information technology and computers became the nexus of human affairs, it is necessary to have a cyberspace that is fair and just. That doesn't necessarily mean that all cyber laws tackle the issues properly, in this post Yara Alrafie argues that the Cybercrime law in Jordan is redundant because it deals with crimes that are covered by the penal law, and it must therefore be revised.

13 July 2022

Yara AlRafie