Progress on privacy

Posted: June 7, 2014 in Privacy
  • Guardian launches SecureDrop system for whistleblowers to share files

    The Guardian has launched a secure platform for whistleblowers to securely submit confidential documents to the newspaper’s reporters.

    The launch comes a year to the day since the Guardian posted the first of a series of NSA documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, sparking a worldwide debate on surveillance, privacy, and civil liberties.

  • Google Renews Battle With the NSA by Open Sourcing Email Encryption Tool

    Google is taking another step towards an internet that can stand up to snooping from the NSA.

    Today, the company released the source code for a new web browser plugin that encrypts your email messages before they’re sent across the net. Dubbed End-to-End, the plugin aims to prevent interlopers from reading messages even if they gain access to the computer servers that drive your web email service of choice. So, if you’re using Googles’s Gmail, it could thwart the NSA and other snoopers even if they have access to Google’s network.

  • LEAP Encryption Access Project

    LEAP is a non-profit dedicated to giving all internet users access to secure communication by making encryption technology easy to use and widely available.

  • Open WhisperSystems

    Open WhisperSystems is the maker of RedPhone and TextSecure, free and open-source software designed to allow users to make end-to-end encrypted phone calls and text messages from their regular mobile phone.

  • Tails

    Tails is a live operating system that can started on almost any computer from a DVD, USB stick, or SD card. Tails provides a platform to solve many surveillance problems by “doing the right thing” out of the box by default, protecting even less tech-savvy users from the most likely and highest impact risks.

  • Tor Project

    Tor Project is an organization conducting extensive research and building technology solutions, including the Tor Browser Bundle, used by journalists to anonymize their web browsing habits and physical location. The Tor Project is passionate about bringing technology, training, and greater awareness in digital security for journalists around the world.

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