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[liberationtech] Need some advice re: online secure communications platform for a survivors group

Lina Srivastava lina at linasrivastava.com
Sun Jul 10 17:28:59 PDT 2016


Dear Griffin,

Thank you very much!  I will pass this information along.

Best regards,
Lina

> Hi Lina,
>
>    While the content isn't encrypted for most of their apps, I would
> recommend Sandstorm as a good hosted option for forums and other
> collaborative apps.  It's free for up to 5 apps (called "grains") and up
> to 200MB storage.  For more, it's $9 a month: https://sandstorm.io/
>
>    For encrypted communication, Ricochet.im is pretty great and doesn't
> require a lot of work to set up.  It has sane defaults (requires Tor to
> run).
>
> best,
> Griffin
>
>
> Lina Srivastava wrote:
>> Hello all,
>>
>> A new support group for survivors of campus sexual assault is looking
>> for a secure online communications platform. The group is not one of
>> my clients, nor am I a member of or advisor to the group -- I am
>> passing this request along as a favor -- so I have relatively little
>> information about membership numbers, etc. I do believe everyone who
>> is in the group is located in the U.S. or Canada. And they are looking
>> for high security levels, giving survivors the ability to seek support
>> from other members and to collectively organize for changes to policy
>> and legislation on rape and assault. They are hoping to have
>> password-protected login, private messaging, group forums, file share,
>> all encrypted.
>>
>> Do any of you have advice for an existing platform that would provide
>> this that is relatively affordable?
>>
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Lina
>
> --
> Accept what you cannot change, and change what you cannot accept.
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