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[liberationtech] Practical Impact of NSA/Surveillance on Human Rights Orgs

Yosem Companys companys at stanford.edu
Sat Jul 20 10:16:24 PDT 2013


From: Shawna Finnegan <shawna at apc.org>

> I have been following this list for some time, but I don't think I
> have introduced myself - I work with APC's Internet Rights
> programme.
>
> Alfredo Lopez from May First/People Link has been writing about
> the impact of PRISM surveillance on activists, and the importance
> of FLOSS for activists to protect data:
> http://www.thiscantbehappening.net/node/1842
>
> APC wrote an issue paper on F/A online last year, which includes
> discussion of the impact of surveillance on organising:
>
https://www.apc.org/en/pubs/freedom-peaceful-assembly-and-freedom-association
>
>  And there are of course activists in many countries, such as
> Azerbaijan, who have felt the impact of government surveillance
> long before PRISM, and who have adopted a number of strategies to
> protect themselves:
>
http://www.genderit.org/articles/azerbaijan-when-online-security-synonymous-personal-safety
>
>  I am interested to read others' experiences, and personal
> practices for avoiding surveillance. Did these recent revelations
> convince anyone to abandon gmail, for example?
>
> Cheers,
>
> Shawna
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