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The Secure Messaging Scorecard from EFF and collaborators examines dozens of messaging technologies and rates each of them on a range of security best practices. This campaign is focused on communication technologies — including chat clients, text messaging apps, email applications, and video calling technologies. These are the tools everyday users need to communicate with friends, family members, and colleagues, and we need secure solutions for them.
A June 2014 assessment of the digital security status of Environmental Rights Defenders (ERDs) in Sub-Saharan Africa revealed that this group has limited digital security knowledge and remains largely unaware of the digital security loopholes that can be exploited by adversaries to harm them or disrupt their work. This guide has been developed to lead you towards developing a digital security strategy that you can add to other security measures you are taking.
Freedom of the Press Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping support and defend public-interest journalism focused on exposing mismanagement, corruption, and law-breaking in government. We accept tax-deductible donations to a variety of journalism organizations that push for transparency and accountability, and we work to preserve and strengthen the rights guaranteed to the…
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.
Benetech develops innovative and effective technology applications for unmet social needs. Ultimately, they help lead a movement to have technology fully serve humanity. They speak regularly to students and to professionals, sharing their love for their work and hoping to inspire a fresh crop of social entrepreneurs and innovators.
Martus is a secure information management tool that allows you to create a searchable and encrypted database and back this data up remotely to your choice of publicly available servers. The Martus software is used by organizations around the world to protect sensitive information and shield the identity of victims or witnesses who provide testimony on human rights abuses.
Cryptocat is an accessible app that allows encrypted chat in browsers and mobile phones. Everything is encrypted before it leaves the computer. Even the Cryptocat network itself can’t read messages. Cryptocat is open source, free software, developed by encryption professionals to make privacy accessible to everyone.
Human rights defenders are increasingly using computers and the Internet. This book (2007) is an introduction to the ever growing and complex world of electronic security.