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.
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 experience. Even if a VPN hides your web traffic from monitoring and (...)
Your data is YOUR data! eelo in short.
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, non-profit project, in the (...)
34c3 - Ethics, Society & Politics - Chaos Computer Club.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 (...)
28 December 2017
There is a war being fought over your communication.
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 and (...)
5 December 2017
Tor Powering Digital Resistance. Tor “The Onion Router” protects your privacy.
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 each other as (...)
30 November 2017
Here is a common question we are asked:
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 answer:
Trust, in (...)
13 October 2017
The ’libre’ and open source event of the year 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 expected. (...)
8 August 2017
Dear Riseup Users,
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 out an email to you all as a last ditch (...)
10 July 2017
What is SPIP?
SPIP is a publishing system for the Internet. It consists of a collection of files installed on a web server which allow you to take advantage of a number of automated tasks: multi-user management, laying out your articles without the need to use HTML, easily modifying the structure of your site, (...)
28 June 2017
#FreeBogatov - Global Call for Action: ‘Selfie Protests’ - Russian embassies. Dmitry Bogatov jailed since April 10, 2017.
Dmitry Bogatov was arrested April 6th on bogus charges and risks a 20 year sentence. Few have any doubts that Bogatov was arrested for simply running a Tor Exit Node from his home. Family, (...)
19 June 2017
Tor hidden-service - Onion.IRC #CgAn - Free speech servers