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Mobile Security Survival Toolkit for Activists

MobileActive’s SaferMobile projectis running two trainings at the Internet at Liberty conference on mobile security with colleagues from IWPR, the Committee to Protect Journalists, and UC Berkeley. We’ll be demoing common mobile threats and provide hands-on tips on how to better protect yourself. We put together a set of resources in a ‘mobile security survival kit’ for activists and journalists with practical tips and advice. They are all online at SaferMobile.org but we are also compiling here in a Primer Toolkit on Mobile Security.

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Mobile Security for Journalist – The Essential SaferMobile Survival Guide

The newMobile Security Survival Guide for Journalistsfrom SaferMobilehelps you better understand the risks inherent in the use of mobile technology. It also discusses tactics you can use to protect yourself.As someone working with sensitive information, mobile communications are inherently insecure and expose journalists and citizen reporters working in sensitive environments to risks that are not easy to detect or overcome. This guide is designed to help you navigate these challenges.We outline the risks and offer tips to help mitigate them. SaferMobile’sprimary goal is to help you make better decisions about using your mobile phone as a journalist, rights defender, or activist.SaferMobileis a project of MobileActive.org.TheMobile Security Survival Guideis written with the workflow of a journalist in mind and covers Mobile Network Basics, Prepping for Assignment, Reporting with your Phone, Filing the Story, and considering for Social Media use on your phone.Check it out.There is much more atSaferMobile- resources, apps, and training materials to make you and your mobile communications more secure. final_sm_logo.jpg Featured?: Yes Featured on homepage?: Yes

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Tool Review: Vibe Messaging

Vibe burst onto the scene following reports that protesters were using it to coordinate with each other at the recent Occupy Wall Street demonstrations and camps. As a smartphone app for anonymous broadcast messaging, Vibe is going after an important idea. In fact, it’s been promoted as an anonymous version of Twitter

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SaferMobile: Mobile Email Security, Data Protection, and Anonymous Browsing…

For many, mobile devices are an indispensable tool for storing and sharing increasingly sensitive information. Contacts, emails, and mobile browsing history can easily be compromised without taking the proper measures to ensure that that information is safely in the right hands…

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Mobile Tools for Backups, Data Deletion and Remote Wipe

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Securing your Mobile Email

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Mobile Anonymity and Censorship Circumvention: How to Browse the Web…

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A User Guide to Orbot – Anonymized Tor Browsing on Your Mobile Phone

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The Roadmap for Privacy by Design in Mobile Communications: A Practical…

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Telecoms and Human Rights: A 5-Step Plan Every Rights-Respecting Telco…

Telcos or mobile operators have been in the news lately, implicated in the suppression of communications, tracking and surveillance of pro-democracy and human rights activists, and in their close collaboration with repressive regimes and their security apparatuses around the world. Now there is a new initiative spearheaded by advocacy organization Access Now that advocates for mobile operators to sign a set of five principles focused on human and democratic rights in return for their licenses.

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We Need Your Help: Building a SIM Card Registration Database

We are developing a global database of SIM cards registrations by country, and we need your help. Please fill out this short survey . We ask you a few questions about a particular country’s requirements

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Using HTTPS for Secure Mobile Browsing

HTTP, the Hypertext Transfer Protocol, is the data communication protocol you use when you broswe the web – as you probably know if you’ve noticed that website addresses usually begin with http://. HTTPS is the secure version of HTTP, which you might have seen being used for sensitive transactions like online banking and online shopping.

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Are Your Apps Trustworthy? 6 Questions to Ask

Smartphones (iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, Symbian) and many feature phones allow you to download and install mobile applications (“apps”). Apps do many useful things.

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Safer Twitter

Twitter is a way to get your messages to a wider audience.

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