This guide looks at how metadata has been used to expose, protect and verify abuses and excesses of power. It considers exactly what metadata is contained within what format and introduces tools to extract, strip and add metadata.
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This document was created by a grassroots group, Takoma Park Mobilization, for U.S. government employees who want to better know their rights inside and outside the workplace and to think about strategies for balancing their obligations as federal employees and their professional or personal values.
The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice and Tandon School of Engineering at New York University are investigating ways in which human rights groups can use data visualization to enhance the impact and effectiveness of their research and advocacy. Using this body of research, the team will develop guidelines to help human rights advocates…
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.
The most effective security lessons come from defenders themselves – from their daily experiences and the tactics and strategies they develop over time in order to protect others and their own working environments. This manual must therefore be understood as a work in progress which will need to be updated and adapted as we gather more input from human rights defenders working on the front line. There are also lessons to be learned from international humanitarian NGOs, who have recently started to develop their own rules and procedures to maintain staff security. These manuals were written largely based on the work of PBI.
The Natalia Project is the world’s first alarm and positioning system for human rights defenders at risk. The participants wear the Natalia Project alarm on their wrists. In case of an attack, a pull of the wristband activates the alarm upon which a distress signal is sent to Civil Rights Defenders headquarters in Stockholm. The signal is then verified by people on the ground.
Accesso es una organización que contribuye a mitigar la permanente y creciente violación a los derechos vinculados con la seguridad física, tecnológica y psico-social de poblaciones en situación de vulnerabilidad y/o riesgo en Centroamérica.