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[liberationtech] pictures of protesters with placards: low tech messaging about security

Collin Anderson collin at
Sun Aug 5 14:05:48 PDT 2012


This photoseries is particularly interesting because it reinforces the
point that digital security is a responsibility to the group or cause,
rather than just personal protection. I think this is a tactic that
HIV/AIDS awareness groups have taken in a number of developing countries
(and for that matter DC as well). I have heard of similar methods being
used with in-person security trainings, but never see a coordination of
efforts in this regard.

Has anyone on Libtech encountered group pressure leveraged for security
practices amongst activists?


On Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 10:53 PM, John Scott-Railton <
john.scott.railton at> wrote:

> Hello All,
> Example of messaging on online security from the Syrian opposition
> responding to online attacks by Pro-Government Electronic Actors:  hold a
> sign with a message about information security, then take a picture.
> E.g.
>  " Protect the revolution, protect your password. Don't be tricked by a
> fake login page."
> -Attributed to the Union of Free Syrian Students.
> Was pointed to photo set apparently from Homs, SY and KSA  here:
> -John
> John Scott-Railton
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*Collin David Anderson* | @cda | Washington, D.C.
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