Civil Liberties in the Digital World

Civil Liberties in the Digital World

Bulk surveillance violates our fundamental rights.

Even if you have nothing to hide, using encryption helps protect the privacy of people you communicate with, and makes life difficult for bulk surveillance systems. If you do have something important to hide, you’re in good company; these are the same tools that whistleblowers use to protect their identities while shining light on human rights abuses, corruption and other crimes. In addition to using encryption, standing up to surveillance requires fighting politically for a reduction in the amount of data collected on us, but the essential first step is to protect yourself and make surveillance of your communication as difficult as possible.

Security Alert: Sextortion is on the rise

Security Alert: Sextortion is on the rise

January 21, 2019. The latest report from cybersecurity company Symantec shows that extortion scams are on the rise. The company blocked almost 300 million emails of this type in the first five months of 2019. The time-tested scams are making a comeback (...)


Why the NordVPN network is safe

Why the NordVPN network is safe

Information has recently surfaced about a NordVPN breach caused by vulnerabilities in a third-party datacenter. Here are the key facts about the NordVPN breach situation: One server was affected in March 2018 in Finland. The rest of our service was not (...)


Riseup - Radical tech collective

Riseup - Radical tech collective

This email is the first of several in Riseup’s fall fundraising drive, where every donation carries other Riseup users with you. We wouldn’t exist without you, so please donate if you can. It could be a recurrin donation of $10, one dollar, or tens of (...)


Tails - donation campaign for 2019

Tails - donation campaign for 2019

Every day, Tails helps thousands of people to safely use their computers online and offline. Tails is available for free because we believe that nobody should have to pay to be protected from surveillance and censorship. Tails is free software because if (...)


NordVPN is an excellent VPN for online privacy

NordVPN is an excellent VPN for online privacy

Warning – Numerous VPN service providers assure not to keep users’ log files of their connections and it is generally false! Many VPN services that promise anonymity for their users do not really stand by their commitment to ensure secure online (...)


eelo - mobile OS and associated web-services

eelo - mobile OS and associated web-services

eelo recognises the need shared by everyone for better data privacy. The eelo project will provide an alternative mobile operating system and associated web-services, including email, cloud storage, and online office tools. eelo is an open source, (...)


A secret British spy unit has waged war on the hacktivists

A secret British spy unit has waged war on the hacktivists

Uncovering British spies’ web of sockpuppet social media personas. A secret British spy unit created to mount cyber attacks on Britain’s enemies has waged war on the hacktivists of Anonymous and LulzSec, according to documents taken from the National (...)


With Love and Hope, The Riseup Collective

With Love and Hope, The Riseup Collective

One side wants control, so they can profit from and watch everything you say and do online. They want to sell you stuff, but also want to use your data for job applications, insurance, and law enforcement. Along the way, they want you to feel empowered (...)


Tor Guide - Freedom & Privacy Online

Tor Guide - Freedom & Privacy Online

Tor Powering Digital Resistance. The landscape of the Internet is in a constant state of change, and trends in law, policy, and technology threaten anonymity as never before, undermining our ability to speak and read freely online. Countries are watching (...)


Riseup Letters: Who are you really?

Riseup Letters: Who are you really?

I was wondering, how can I know that Riseup is trustworthy? Something like riseup.net could be the perfect place to lure social movements to a concentrated place for monitoring. Guess this is a tough question... hope it’s taken with best thoughts. Our (...)


UbuCon Europe - Paris 2017

UbuCon Europe - Paris 2017

8th to 10th September. Cité des sciences et de l’industrie. Parc de la Villette, Paris, France. After Germany, France was designated to host the 2nd edition of UbuCon Europe. A public, professional and community event during which 10,000 visitors are (...)


Riseup - Online communication tools

Riseup - Online communication tools

The internet can be a cold and hard place full of nasty people, surveillance, and data mining. Last summer, Riseup was in a really bad place. We were broke and on the edge of needing to shut down and end our seventeen-year-old tech project. So we sent (...)


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