May 12, 2010

being safe online

I keep reading about Colombian government surveillance of activists, so here is more self-defense from the paranoia front, in a great article entitled:

6 Ideas For Those Needing Defensive Technology to Protect Free Speech from Authoritarian Regimes and 4 Ways the Rest of Us Can Help

the quick and dirty take away lessons:
  • Is it safe to talk about your civil disobedience plan on skype? Probably.
  • You can offer bandwidth in solidarity through Tor - a very cool way to do online solidarity.
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