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[liberationtech] Revised Liberationtech Mailing List Guidelines

Brian Conley brianc at smallworldnews.tv
Fri Aug 3 13:17:06 PDT 2012


#6 being my adapted appropriation of Tibet Action Insititute's:
https://tibetaction.net/detach-from-attachments/

On Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 1:08 PM, Katrin Verclas <katrin at mobileactive.org>wrote:

> Looks like the mobileactive.org discussion list guidelines. Verbatim, in
> fact, until #6. Which I will, in turn, appropriate... :)
>
> Katrin
>
> On Aug 3, 2012, at 3:07 PM, Yosem Companys wrote:
>
> > Hi All,
> >
> > We have revised the Liberationtech mailing list guidelines to restrict
> the sending of attachments to avoid viruses and spyware (#6 below).
> >
> > A big thanks to Brian Conley and Nathan of Guardian Project for helping
> compose the text.
> >
> > Best,
> >
> > Yosem
> >
> >
> >
> > *****
> >
> > Moderation Guidelines:
> >
> > We've had an influx of super-interesting people join the Liberationtech
> mailing list.  That would be... YOU!!!  We are up to 1,500 members and
> counting.  You're an amazing bunch of researchers, practitioners, and
> journalists.  You all have a passion for and an interest in how research
> and design of information and communication technologies (ICTs) can be used
> to promote democracy, human rights, development, governance, and other
> social goods (for more, please see:
> http://liberationtechnology.stanford.edu/docs/about_libtech/).
>  Liberationtech is focused on fostering discussion and exchanging
> information about how we can best achieve these ends. Sticking to this
> focus will make the list useful to all.
> >
> > A few reminders on how to use this list:
> >
> > 1. Liberationtech is YOUR list.  Use it to ask advice on strategic or
> technical questions, offer advice on questions raised, share interesting
> resources or articles, or post jobs, internships, grant announcements,
> CFPs, or RFPs.  Any member of the group can post to the list.  So if you
> have anything interesting to share, a question you are puzzling over, or
> something you learned in your work, please feel free to draw on the
> community!
> >
> > 2. Liberationtech is NOT a list for selling, marketing, or advertising
> products (or services), so please refrain from doing so.  Product questions
> and reviews are fine.  Hard sells are not.
> >
> > 3. Please keep discussions constructive and civil.  All topics, in so
> far as they relate to Liberationtech as defined above, are fine.  Be aware,
> however, that there are people from many different countries and cultures
> on this list, so please be considerate of these cultural and national
> differences when you contribute.  We have a zero-tolerance policy for
> anyone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages to our
> community.
> >
> > 4. And a few obvious things: Remember to use a good subject line when
> you post; keep "me too" messages to a minimum; if you read this list via a
> digest, delete extraneous messages when responding and explain (or avoid)
> technical terms or industry-specific jargon so that everyone can understand
> what you mean.
> >
> > 5.  The Liberationtech mailing list archives are private to the extent
> that only list members can access these archives.  But please keep in mind
> that anyone who requests to sign up as a list member is accepted.  As with
> any other mailing list, please note that we cannot guarantee that members
> won't forward information without our knowledge.  As an institution,
> however, we don't forward any information you post without your consent
> except for publicly-available links to resources, articles, events, jobs,
> internships, grants, CFPs, and RFPs, which we may from time to time send
> without attribution via Twitter or Facebook.
> >
> > 6. Please don't send attachments to the Liberationtech mailing list.
> Online activists, and certainly Liberationtech list members are likely
> targets of internet attacks, such as viruses and spyware. One of the most
> common way of these attacks are through email sent pretending to be from
> someone it’s not really from, or that looks identical to a real email
> you’ve seen but has a virus in the attachment. Remember that all these
> emails will look and sound genuine. Opening these attachments received
> through your inbox is similar to inviting a spy into your computer.  At
> downloading and opening these attachment files on your computer, you let
> the spy:
> >
> > a) Steal documents and information from your system
> > b) Start the camera to watch around you
> > c) Start the microphone to listen to you
> > d) ...and many more
> >
> > Liberationtech recommends, if you don’t recognize the sender or the
> email address, don’t confirm by replying to that email with attachment.
>  See https://tibetaction.net/detach-from-attachments/ for more
> information about why you should refrain from sending or opening
> attachments from senders you don't know.  If you are expecting an email
> with attachment from someone, make sure to confirm or reconfirm before
> downloading. It’s always better to confirm through text message or phone
> call for people you know.  The best thing to do when receiving an
> attachment with your email is to IGNORE IT. Start getting used to not only
> NOT OPENING ATTACHMENTS, but also NOT SENDING ONE. Any sharing that needs
> to be done can use public Google Docs or Dropbox links.
> >
> > More generally, please take the necessary security and privacy
> precautions such as using pseudonyms, fake email addresses, https, and
> anonymizer software especially if you intend to discuss items of a
> sensitive nature.  Two particularly robust applications are
> https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere & https://www.torproject.org/.
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>
> Katrin Verclas
> MobileActive.org
> katrin at mobileactive.org
>
> skype/twitter: katrinskaya
> (347) 281-7191
>
> Check out SaferMobile.org
> Using Mobile Technology More Securely. For Activists, Rights Defenders,
> and Journalists.
> https://safermobile.org
>
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> social impact
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