The Digital First Aid Kit is a free resource to help rapid responders, digital security trainers, and tech-savvy activists to better protect themselves and the communities they support against the most common types of digital emergencies. It can also be used by activists, human rights defenders, bloggers, journalists or media activists who want to learn more about how they can protect themselves and support others. If you or someone you are assisting is experiencing a digital emergency, the Digital First Aid Kit will guide you in diagnosing the issues you are facing, and refer you to support providers for further help if needed.
A mirror of the site can be downloaded for archival and offline use: https://digitalfirstaid.org/dfak-offline.zip
Git repo: https://gitlab.com/rarenet/dfak
License: Creative Commons By-Attribution v4.0
The CSRC provides a searchable database of resources on the topic of counter-surveillance, with a focus on targeted surveillance against people who have things to hide. We want to help anarchists and other rebels acquire a practical understanding of the surveillance threats they may face in their struggles and in their lives. We prefer resources written by friends and understandable without prior technical knowledge.
Facepixelizer is a specialized image editor for anonymizing images. Use Facepixelizer to quickly hide information in images that you don't want to become public. For example, you can blur out text and pixelate faces that appear in your images.
Even though Facepixelizer runs in the browser, your images are secure because they never leave your browser and are never sent over the network. All the processing happens in your browser.
A comprehensive database of coffeshops around the country that AREN'T Starbucks.
Where the candidates stand on the matters that matter.
The book that started the Creative Commons movement.
A website where you can purchase copies of the US Bill of Rights on metal cards and luggage tags.
Some useful suggestions for bloggers who are also politically or socially active, i.e., a likely target of (secret) police because of their opinions or social connections. In short, develop a contingency plan in the event that you are captured, hospitalized, or killed that lets trusted associates act in your stead on your website. I've looked over this article and they recommend a large number of things that I also have built into my dead man's switches, so I recommend it.
F/OSS software that implements invitation-only discussion groups for journalists and activists to communicate. Interestingly, it is designed to make use of whatever networking methods are available to it. It's possible to export messages to bundles transported on removable media (ala QWK Mail) to synch Briar instances (albeit with considerable latency).
A website that correlates politicians, the resolutions and bills they vote for (and how), who contributed to their campaigns, and how much was contributed.
A howto for activists that describes how to capture and archive video footage. Includes archival of metadata, keeping files intact, raw and edited video concerns, organization, storage concerns, cataloging, sharing, and preservation. Treats it in a verifiable, library-like manner. Can be downloaded, too.
witness.org's library of reference and training materials for activists, instructors, and allies. video production, recording LEO actions, archival, how to work with survivors, camera specifics and trainings, data science, covering protests, collecting evidence, crimes, and field guides.
A security training manual for activism and human rights defenders.
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