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[liberationtech] Umbrella Android App Public Beta Launch – Available Now for Download!

Security First info at
Tue Sep 29 05:35:22 PDT 2015

Dear friends,

We are pleased today to announce the public beta launch of Umbrella App on
Android. I’m sure a lot of you on LibTech already know about it already,
but for those who don’t, Umbrella App aims to put digital and physical
security advice in your pocket.

Lessons give you simple, practical advice on what to do and what tools to
do it with – covering everything from sending a secure email to conducting
physical counter-surveillance. You can choose your level of ability or type
of protection needed and get answers that reflect your needs. Users can
mark, customise and share simple checklists for quick reminders. It also
has a series of security information feeds from places like the UN and
Centers for Disease Control to keep you updated on the move.

We particularly hope that it will be a useful tool for those in the
community who are trainers and want a simple tool for participants to be
able to quickly reference - along with individual activists, journalists
and aid workers looking at an element of security for the first time.

We just wanted to thank a number of people and groups on LibTech for their
work and support, especially:

-Tactical Tech/Frontline Defenders for Security in A Box, EFF for
Surveillance Self Defence, which was extremely helpful when building our
digital security content

-Amnesty International, Rory Peck Trust and the European Inter-Agency
Security Forum for helping us with testing

-iSEC Partners – for code auditing us (which we will be publishing fully by
the end of the week)

-Open Tech Fund – for being a great donor and letting us get on with making

-All the groups who make all the various open source tools that we have

-The many people in the community who welcomed us, and provided us with
fantastic feedback, testing and advice

We owe you all a beer J

Where can I get Umbrella?

The app is available via Google Play here (we will be pushing it onto
F-Droid as quickly as we can and if you want a direct download just drop us
a mail):

Want to help end users get Umbrella?

This is our beta version. It will continue to develop and improve - the
more users and feedback we get the better. Tell your friends, colleagues
and partners, Tweet (@_securityfirst) or Facebook (
about Umbrella, up-vote our submission on HackerNews :)

Want to know more about Umbrella or give us feedback?

Checkout our website at or contact us at rory at
(PGP: 2C1D3B4D (3354 4E0E 69FB 21A1 1D66  1763 FFB9 B5BE 2C1D 3B4D))

Want to write about Umbrella?

Spread the word to end users by writing about us (drop us a mail and we can
send a press pack)

Want to see our code?

What’s next for Umbrella?

We’re only getting started. Want to know more about our future plans or
support the next phase? Drop us a mail!

Thanks everyone!

The Security First Team
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