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[liberationtech] Satellite phones for Rohingya in Burma

Heather Marsh ttscanada at
Wed Mar 27 20:30:32 PDT 2013

Would like to express gratitude to all on this list who have offered
assistance offlist, I really appreciate it.

Nothing is ideal, but so far it seems it was a very good idea to go.
Here is an update and we are about to get more regular reporting out
when our guys are in a bit safer situation than they are now.

All the best,

Heather Marsh,
@GeorgieBC on Twitter

On 13-03-18 12:21 AM, Griffin Boyce wrote:
> Jacob Appelbaum <jacob at> wrote:
>> It seems like physical smuggling or geo-caching of the data would be
>> much safer than a sat phone that can be *tracked* and *jammed*
>> simultaneously. At least with geo-caching, one could pass along the
>> coordinates for evidence later and then perhaps at a later date, we will
>> have the evidence stored, found and released.
>   That seems problematic, and the person who passed on the details of
> location still has the risk (perhaps a greater risk) of being identified.
>  Cell phones are extremely problematic too.
>> As far as physical smuggling, I suspect that people would need to
>> swallow the media cards or to sew them into clothing. That would allow
>> the cameras to stay in the area but for the data to trickle out.
>   Do not swallow SD or microSD cards, especially not unprotected.  They're
> very likely to become unusable, to say nothing of potential health effects.
>  There are a million ways to hide a microSD card on one's person.
>   MicroSD cards fit into lockets, inside clothing seams, inside/under
> band-aids <>, in shoes, taped
> to the bottom of your foot, within bra layers (placement also makes sense
> because of small bits of metal here), in the bottom of a cigarette pack, in
> your mouth, under the lid of a water bottle, inside a flashlight, and any
> number of other items that make sense to have when crossing a border.
>   It's 1cm x 1cm in size, and about 1mm thick. Get creative!  For cameras
> that take SD cards, you can use SD>MicroSD converters and smuggle out the
> tiny cards if you can get across the border.
> ~Griffin Boyce
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