Technology

- Technology and Successful Activism -

To be successful as an activist movement, we have to protect our privacy and communications from our adversaries and detractors whether they be corrupt governments and their agencies, or the shadow Caliphate and their agencies. The following are suggestions to learn about internet privacy and to implement it in your lifestyle.


- Learn about Internet Privacy -

Some suggested books and blogs about internet security

Dragnet Nation This book offers a revelatory and unsettling look at how the government, private companies, and even criminals use technology to indiscriminately sweep up vast amounts of our personal data. It provides practical solutions to protect our privacy.

Threatpost  is an independent news site which is a leading source of information about IT and business security for hundreds of thousands of professionals worldwide. Make Threatpost your first stop for security news and analysis to stay informed and keep your organization safe.

Betanews Security provides well-written articles about security and the latest technology issues and developments. Keep abreast on news relating to Microsoft, Windows, Apple, Linux, Android, Cloud, security and reviews. Be sure to check out their Linux page.

- Secure Operating Systems and Applications -

Move from insecure to secure operating systems and applications

Linux Mint   It is a well know fact that the Windows and Mac operating systems are open to spyware and malware. Migrate to a secure Linux operating system such as Linux Mint. Other flavours of Linux can be found here.

IP Vanish is a Virtual Private Network which is a secure tunnel between two or more devices. VPNs are used to protect private web traffic from snooping, interference, and censorship.

ProtonMail is an easy to use secure email service with built-in end-to-end encryption and state of the art security features. Their goal is to build an internet that respects privacy and is secure against cyberattacks.

Bitwarden Password theft is a serious problem. The websites and apps that you use are under attack every day. Security breaches occur and your passwords are stolen. When you reuse the same passwords everywhere hackers can easily access your email, bank, and other important accounts.

Firefox is a free and open-source web browser developed by the Mozilla. It works differently because it is designed to protect your privacy first. There's no hidden agenda with Firefox and their business doesn't depend on secretly abusing your trust.

Qwant  The search engine that respects your privacy. Based and designed in Europe, Qwant is the first search engine which protects its users freedoms and ensures that the digital ecosystem remains healthy. Our keywords: privacy and neutrality.

WARNING:  Protect your privacy!  Never ever use the Google search engine and avoid anything produced by Google. It is designed to spy on you. Use the Qwant search engine instead!  Qwant can be easily added to your browser.

- Secure and Uncensored Social Networking -

Communicating effectively in a surveillance world

GAB  A social network that champions free speech, individual liberty and the free flow of information online. Gab believes that the future of online publishing is decentralized and open. We believe that users of social networks should be able to control their social media experience on their own terms.

Brighteon  is a the free speech alternative to YouTube. Unlike evil tech giants like YouTube and Facebook, Brighteon does not track which videos are viewed by which users and does not build psychological profiles of users. Help support this free speech platform by uploading and promoting your best videos.

Diaspora is a social network based on the three key philosophies of decentralization, freedom and privacy. Instead of everyone's data being held on huge central servers owned by a large organization, diaspora* exists on independently run servers ("pods") all over the world.

HookTube  Previously censored YouTube videos can be viewed at HookTube. Also, share YouTube videos without giving them views. Bypass country blocks and age restrictions. Download YouTube videos and music. Keep your data private from the Goolag.

Slack is a platform that connects teams with the apps, services, and resources they need to get work done. Slack is the fastest growing business application in history. Millions of people around the world use Slack to bring their teams together, make sense of their work, and drive their business forward.

alternativeTo is a website which lists alternatives to web-based software, desktop computer software, and mobile apps, and sorts the alternatives by various criteria. Look there for software that respects your privacy, security and freedom.

- Secure Hardware -

Secure hardware. Some available and some in the development stages

Librem are the first high-end laptops where you are in control and have complete visibility into the operating system, all bundled software, and the deeper levels of your computer.

Typical laptops use hardware chips coupled with software that can betray you (including tracking you without your consent). News stories have shown how these chips can surreptitiously transmit voice, networking, picture or video signals. Other chips are used to install spyware, malware or viruses. These built-in vulnerabilities can turn "your" computer into "their" computer.

SYB (Shield Your Body) makes various products to shield your body from EMF radiation. As the health risks of EM fields has become more well established (and the number of sources of EMF from wireless devices have exploded), SYB product techniques and principles have been applied to create products to reduce human exposure to this radiation.

Librem 5 the phone that focuses on security by design and privacy protection by default. Running Free/Libre and Open Source software and a GNU+Linux Operating System designed to create an open development utopia, rather than the walled gardens from all other phone providers.

Jethro is a company that specializes in selling wireless technologies that will enhance the lives of seniors. However, their simple technologies allow security-minded individuals break free of the spy technology built into every Android and Apple communication device.