World NGO Day (February 27) recognizes, celebrates and honors non-governmental and nonprofit organizations (NGOs.) Watch our favorite films about tech culture in NGOs. 

How can we defend the most vulnerable from life threatening cyber-attacks? | Tomorrow Unlocked

They distribute billions of dollars each year to those most in need, and that’s why they’re under attack. But now, CyberPeace Institute is finding new ways to protect non-government, humanitarian and healthcare organizations from life-threatening cybercrime. In this episode from Tomorrow Unlocked’s Defenders of Digital series, Stéphane Duguin and Kiara Jordan explain CyberPeace Institute’s strategy.

NYC’s nonprofit DIY internet is taking on Verizon and more | Just Might Work by Freethink

40% of New York households lack either a home or mobile broadband connection. And more than 1.5 million New Yorkers lack both. This digital divide throws up massive barriers to education, work and life. NYC Mesh is challenging the status quo by building an internet infrastructure that is cheaper and potentially more reliable. 

Why Ocean Cleaning Starts With This River | Innovative Techs

The Ocean Cleanup is developing and scaling technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. They work to close the source and clean up plastic accumulated in the ocean. They created the first product (sunglasses) using plastic recovered from ​​the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

Inherited bias: The trouble with algorithms | Defenders of Digital by Tomorrow Unlocked

Konstantinos Kakavoulis and the Homo Digitalis team are taking on tech giants to defend our digital rights and freedom of expression. These lawyers from Athens explain the dangers of content moderation systems and how discrimination can happen when algorithms inherit the biases of their programmers. 

Fighting every day to keep children safe from exploitation | Defenders of Digital by Tomorrow Unlocked

Susie Hargreaves OBE and her team the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) hunt down child abuse images online and help to identify children so law enforcement can intervene. We uncover Susie’s critical work tackling the ever-increasing number of child abuse online images around the world. The recent pandemic has triggered a spike in images, but Susie’s team is fighting back with new tech.

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