Archived CPSR Issues
|Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility|
CPSR interests fall under the broad areas of Civil Society and the Internet, The Computer Profession, Security, Freedom of Speech, Internet Governance, Access to the Internet, Privacy, and Intellectual Property. This is the current list of program areas for CPSR. As our dependence on and understanding of computers change, our list changes, too.
- Community Networks -
Promoting local democratic access to the Internet.
See also Public Sphere Project - CPSR's initiative to coalesce and promote efforts around the world.
Rights - A host of topics relating to our rights online, including
free speech, privacy, and online assembly.
See also Privacy and Civil Liberties
See also Censorship and Free Speech - Current issues, plus link to CPSR's Filtering FAQ.
- Computers in Education
- Computers and the Environment
- Ethics in Computing
- Global Issues -International perspectives.
- The Internet - Working for universal
access, freedom of expression, privacy protection, preservation of
public space, and democratic policy-making.
See also One Planet, One Net CPSR's 1998 campaign on Internet Governance.
See also Civil Society Democracy Project CPSR's project on Internet Governance. Are emerging institutions making rules and regulations for all of cyberspace open, accountable, and legitimate?
- Intellectual Property and Copyright - The
issues of protecting products that can be transmitted over the Internet
in the form of bits and bytes.
- Participatory Design - Engaging current and prospective technology users early, and in a fundamental way, in technology's design and continuing redesign .
- Privacy and Civil Liberties -
Preserving our privacy and constitutional freedoms is critical with the
growth in electronic communication and record-keeping.
See also Privaterra - CPSR's Project to Secure Human Rights
See also our Cyber Rights Working Group
See also National ID Schemes and related links
See also a PGP tutorial which will get you up to speed on Phil Zimmerman's groundbreaking and useful "encryption for the masses".
See also Caller ID - CPSR's concerns about the privacy implications of this phone number retrieval service.
See also Clipper - CPSR's concerns about the U.S. government's proposal to use the "Clipper Chip" to provide encryption services while allowing government agencies to retain back-door access to the communication channel.
See also Spam/Junk Email - What it is, how to stop it, what to do about it
- Voting Technology - Issues brought to the country's attention during the election of 2000 that have been studied by CPSR for years.
- Security/Reliability and Risk - CPSR's 20 years of studying the use of computers in weapons systems.
- Women in Computing - Women use computers less extensively than men, and the Internet often seems to be a predominately male environment.
- Working in the Industry/Computers in the Workplace - Computer-based monitoring of workers, worker health and safety, worker privacy, and conditions of employment.
- Year Two Thousand - Y2K - Valuable resources for sorting myth from fact compiled in the years leading up to 2000.
This page last updated March 2004, by Susan Evoy.E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or comments.
Created before October 2004