Surveillance Self Defense Links


pic by EFF

Here's some info from a handout for a workshop I co conducted with Emily Abendroth this past summer. These are just some basic links to get started with for increasing your surveillance self defense. There's more always in the works, and I may be updating this page in the future. 

Basic Security culture:

http://ruckus.org/downloads/RuckusSecurityCultureForActivists.pdf

http://www.sproutdistro.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/zine-what_is_secu...

Metadata
The hidden information in all your information

Guardian Metadata Guide : http://bit.ly/metadata_guide

Guardian metadata illustration

More secure Operating Systems

TAILS: https://tails.boum.org/ (protect yourself from people who use Kali)

Ubuntu, Linux Mint are straightforward and simple to use.

KALI Linux for “forensics”:http://www.kali.org/

Email:

Basics on email security: https://github.com/OpenTechFund/secure-email 

A great infographic on using PGP is here: https://emailselfdefense.fsf.org/en/infographic.html

Primer on installing email encryption: https://emailselfdefense.fsf.org/en/
Enigmail:https://enigmail.net/home/index.php

Mailpile | https://www.mailpile.is/
Inspired by gmail, but install locally or on your server. In development.

Proton Mail | https://protonmail.ch
created by swiss nuclear scientists

Browser extensions:

Privacy Badger: https://www.eff.org/privacybadger

Disconnect: https://disconnect.me/
HTTPS Everywhere: https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere

Search:
Duck Duck Go: duckduckgo.com

Startpage:https://startpage.com/eng/protect-privacy.html 

TOR:
https://www.torproject.org/about/overview

How Tor works overview here: https://www.eff.org/pages/tor-and-https

 

VPNs:
OPEN VPN software: http://openvpn.net/
Riseup Free VPN with riseup account: https://help.riseup.net/en/vpn

Resources:
Communications Security page from riseup.net: https://help.riseup.net/en/security

Electronic Freedom Foundation: https://www.effa.org

Free Software Foundation: https://www.fsf.org/ 

Reading:

WIKILEAKS Spy Files: http://wikileaks.org/The-Spyfiles-The-Map.html

How to avoid Being detected by cameras