Extensive tools for protecting yourself from censorship and surveillance

Extensive tools for protecting yourself from censorship and surveillance.

Extensive tools for protecting yourself from censorship and surveillance.

In these times of censorship and surveillance here are some important tools for safety, privacy and peaceful positive change (online and off) which, unfortunately, is not what the government or large corporations want even though your privacy and safety are YOUR RIGHT both legally and morally.

This will be added to but is started here because of it’s importance. PLEASE visit these sites, read up and do what you can.
Also please contact me if you have any suggested additions.

*Scroll down to the 2nd section for info on Freedom of the Press and gather info/leaking info as a whistleblower and the 3rd section for examples of why you should care about your privacy. *

In no particular order.

1. Guides & Training
Our training team delivers digital security trainings to news organizations, freelance and citizen journalists, and other at-risk groups. With education and advocacy, we aim to protect press freedoms through the adoption of the tools and practices included in our trainings.
https://freedom.press/training/

2. Privacy Tools

You are being watched. Private and state-sponsored organizations are monitoring and recording your online activities. PrivacyTools provides services, tools and knowledge to protect your privacy against global mass surveillance.

https://privacytools.io/

*NOTE* The above site mentioned DNS over HTTPS which does sound good but it can leak your actual ip address if you are using a VPN, so, as you’ll probably see if you read up enough, it can be good if you are NOT using a VPN, but not if you are.

3. Surveillance Self-Defense
Tips, Tools aOn internet privacy, be very afraid How-tos for Safer Online Communications
https://ssd.eff.org/

4. Signal App
https://signal.org/#signal

5. Mullvad VPN
There are many VPNs and I am not endorsing this one (actually I’m nor endorsing anything, just encouraging you get informed) but since it is Open Source, is trusted by the Firefox browser people (it is the VPN that is part of Firefox now) and others I would suggest it be at or close to the top of your list of VPNs.
https://mullvad.net/en/

6. You can harden browsers with advanced settings that are easy to do. Just search for something like “How to harden Firefox” or “How to make Firefox more private” then read up a few sites.
*NOTE* I believe Firefox defaults to DNS over HTTPS which does sound good but it can leak your actual ip address if you are using a VPN, so, as you’ll probably see if you read up enough, it can be good if you are NOT using a VPN, but not if you are.
Search how to change the setting and do so if you’d like.

A small incomplete list of how to protect your privacy and safety when reporting and/or whistelblowing.

I. Press Freedom
Plus Resources for Independent Reporters and Citizen Journalists https://together4earth.one/press-freedom-plus-resources-for-independent-reporters-and-citizen-journalists/

II. Freedom of Speech & the Press

https://together4earth.one/freedom-of-speech-the-press/

A small incomplete listing of why you should care about your privacy…

A. On internet privacy, be very afraid
https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2017/08/when-it-comes-to-internet-privacy-be-very-afraid-analyst-suggests/

B. Why online privacy matters — and how to protect yours

https://ideas.ted.com/why-online-privacy-matters-and-how-to-protect-yours/

C. Why Should We Care About Online Privacy?
https://security.berkeley.edu/news/why-should-we-care-about-online-privacy

D. “I have nothing to hide. Why should I care about my privacy?”

This is why.

https://medium.com/@FabioAEsteves/i-have-nothing-to-hide-why-should-i-care-about-my-privacy-f488281b8f1d

E. Edward Snowden’s quotes on the importance of privacy

https://yourstory.com/2017/06/edward-snowden-quotes-privacy/

F. 5 Online Privacy Tips From Edward Snowden

Protect your privacy with advice from the world’s most infamous NSA whistleblower and privacy guru.

https://www.inc.com/larry-kim/5-online-privacy-tips-from-edward-snowden.html

G. William Binney
A 36-year NSA veteran, William Binney resigned from the agency and became a whistleblower after discovering that elements of a data-monitoring program he had helped develop — nicknamed ThinThread — were being used to spy on Americans. Binney spoke with FRONTLINE’s Jim Gilmore on Dec. 13, 2013.

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/government-elections-politics/united-states-of-secrets/the-frontline-interview-william-binney/


The Constitution of the United States of America

Amendment I

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Article 18.

“Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.”

Article 19.
“Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.”


Please research on your own, don’t only rely upon what is here.

Also, please encourage others to read up and become aware, this affects us all.

Please also encourage people to move away from facebook, youtube, twitter and so forth and move towards various places like https://mewe.com/ and https://www.minds.com/ and https://rokfin.com/ and https://panquake.com/ among others.
They can replace the big data harvesting and censorship we are seeing from what dominates the market today IF we choose to just move, join groups, send friend requests and so forth. They are for everyone, not just some people . They can be even more enjoyable than what we have now, so please check those out and/or check out others.

To be added to as possible. If you have any suggestions of info to add please contact me.

Peace.

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