On July 5th, ten human rights defenders, including two IT security consultants, were detained in Turkey while attending a workshop on holistic security. Those arrested are held under the accusation of 'committing crime in the name of a terrorist organization without being a member.' The allegation is baseless. Those falsely accused are representatives of non-violent and well-respected organizations that focus on human rights, women's rights, and democratic participation in Turkey. The training...Continue reading
Welcome to the sixth newsletter from Security Without Borders. This is a somewhat regular newsletter covering recent cyber security issues, tools and events relevant for activists, dissidents, journalists and civil society at large.
Security Tip Do you want to use the Tor Browser but are based in a country or region where web (and VPN) traffic is heavily monitored or blocked? Download Tor via email via the GetTor Robot: send an email to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org with your operating system...
Welcome to the fifth newsletter from Security Without Borders. This is a somewhat regular newsletter covering recent cyber security issues, tools and events relevant for activists, dissidents, journalists and civil society at large.
Security Tip: use full-disk encryption (with a very strong password!) on all your devices. Though this won't stop malware or a hacker from accessing the device while you are using it, it does mean that the data is protected when it is turned off. Should the device...
Transmissions from Security Without Borders are status updates intended for our supporters, members and partners.
Welcome to our second Transmission.
A lot has been happening. Numerous people joined our public mailing list and our public chat. We have already started rolling out some tools and services, and we’ll be launching more soon. We have sent out two issues of our newsletter, which now accounts almost 250 subscribers! In terms of assistance, we have already undertaken and completed a...Continue reading
Security Without Borders (SWB) is a collective of hackers and security professionals who provide technical assistance to civil society and activists that are dedicated to the international, non-violent struggle to protect fundamental human rights.
While the advent of Internet has provided unprecedented channels for expression, it has also enabled repressive actors new opportunities to quash dissent and persecute at-risk communities. As the Internet becomes ingrained in every aspect of life, security...Continue reading
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