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[liberationtech] Mexico's most vulnerable reporters lack digital security skills

Nadim Kobeissi nadim at nadim.cc
Mon Feb 25 13:36:26 PST 2013


Hi,
At Cryptocat we are developing an easy to use instant messaging tool that
is available in 34 languages. It encrypts all of your conversations,
preserves your privacy and works in your browser.

If you are a Mexican journalist and your opponent is not highly skilled in
information technology intelligence (not a government, but a drug cartel)
then you should try Cryptocat. It does not leave a record of conversations
anywhere and does not transmit anything in the clear.

Get Cryptocat here: https://crypto.cat
Make sure to read the warnings on the site to get familiar with the app's
limitations.


NK


On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 10:13 PM, Brian Conley <brianc at smallworldnews.tv>wrote:

> Hi Kyle,
>
> I've been developing a tool called StoryMaker for journalists and citizen
> journalists.
>
> It's private/secure by design, so ideal for this use case.
>
>  There is a 10 lesson curriculum in mobile digital safety, and the app
> itself that could all be translated into Spanish. Then perhaps the app
> and/or curriculum might be used to educate and assist them in their work?
>
> https://www.transifex.com/projects/p/storymaker/language/es/
>
> Resources 20-29 + 210 are the digital safety lessons.
>
> cheers
>
> brian
>
> On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 1:04 PM, Kyle Maxwell <krmaxwell at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I'm curious how the infosec community, particularly those of us who
>> speak and write Spanish, can assist in helping Mexican activists and
>> journalists. I understand that a large portion of that community
>> actively exchanges data on Twitter; any pointers would be appreciated.
>>
>> Feel free to contact me off-list if desired.
>>
>> On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 1:02 PM, G.W. Schulz <gwschulz30 at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> >> "Most Mexican journalists and bloggers reporting on highly sensitive
>> >> topics (such as crime, corruption, violence and human rights issues)
>> do not
>> >> fully understand the risks and threats they face when they use digital
>> and
>> >> mobile technology, even though the topics they cover make them even
>> more
>> >> vulnerable, a new survey by Freedom House and the International Center
>> for
>> >> Journalists finds."
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> http://ijnet.org/stories/mexicos-most-vulnerable-reporters-lack-digital-security-skills
>>
>>
>> --
>> Kyle Maxwell [krmaxwell at gmail.com]
>> http://www.xwell.org
>> Twitter: @kylemaxwell
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> --
>
>
>
> Brian Conley
>
> Director, Small World News
>
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>
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>
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>
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