This is a tool for anonymizing photographs taken at protests. It will remove identifying metadata (Exif data) from photographs, and also allow you to selectively blur parts of the image to cover faces and other identifiable information.
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This page from Ssense is a compilation of links, resources, guides, and writings. If you are looking to donate funds, volunteer time, educate yourself on complex topics, this is where we’ll post it; if you are looking for ways to stay safe while protesting, know your rights, or participate in actions and demonstrations from home, this is where you’ll find it. While primarily focused on North America, they are also incorporating information from international sources. They will be updating it on an ongoing basis, and have committed to vetting everything included here to ensure it is inclusive, current, accurate, and transparent.
Bypass Censorship addresses the issue of censorship affecting audiences globally by connecting people to effective tools that make it possible for them to access the Internet and the vital information they need.
Signal is a free and open-source encrypted voice calling and instant messaging application for Android and iOS. It uses end-to-end encryption to secure all communications to other Signal users. Signal can be used to send and receive encrypted instant messages, group messages, attachments and media messages.
Detekt is a free tool that scans your Windows computer for traces of FinFisher and Hacking Team RCS, commercial surveillance spyware that has been identified to be also used to target and monitor human rights defenders and journalists around the world.
Sidekik solves the problems of data recording and preservation as well as a lack of legal knowledge, and works to bring accountability for police misconduct through financial consequences. Individually, using Sidekik can help prevent you from having your rights violated during encounters with agents of the State by providing the means by which an attorney can represent you and defend your rights during the encounter, which also tends to act as a de-escalating force in the situation.
The ACLU Mobile Justice smartphone app was created to empower individuals to hold law enforcement agencies accountable for their actions. This app has four main features which allow citizens to personally record police officer interactions, alert nearby users when stopped by police, transmit incident reports directly to the ACLU, and learn what rights citizens have when stopped by law enforcement officers.
InformaCam uses the built in sensors in modern smartphones as well wi-fi, bluetooth, and cell tower information to create a snapshot of the environment in which an image or video was captured. This validates the date, time and location of capture. Digital signatures and encryption ensure that your media hasn’t been tampered with and can only be opened by the intended recipient.
“Stop and Frisk Watch” is a free and innovative smart phone application that empowers New Yorkers to monitor police activity and hold the NYPD accountable for unlawful stop-and-frisk encounters and other police misconduct.
Tor is a network of virtual tunnels that allows people and groups to improve their privacy and security on the Internet. It also enables software developers to create new communication tools with built-in privacy features. Tor provides the foundation for a range of applications that allow organizations and individuals to share information over public networks without compromising their privacy. Tor is used every day for a wide variety of purposes by normal people, the military, journalists, law enforcement officers, activists, and many others.