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

Jan Weisensee jan.weisensee at posteo.de
Mon Jul 11 02:29:33 PDT 2016


Hello Lina,
I'm not sure what "high security levels" means, but given that this
group wants to discuss extremely personal and sensitive topics (namely
sexual assault / rape), choosing the services of a data company such as
Google, whose business model it is to access, analyse and sell private
data, doesn't sound like a good idea to me.
In my view:
- If the group is small (<10), I would use Signal or Threema.
- If not but there's some tech knowledge in the group, I'd get a server
at some place safe, set up an SSL certificate and install Mattermost on
that server.
- Otherwise, something similar to Mattermost is hosted by SpiderOak.
They call it "Semaphor", and it has full end-to-end encryption. Haven't
tried it myself but looks like a good solution for non-techy people.
Hope this helps.
Jan
On Mon, 2016-07-11 at 01:20 +0000, Steve Weis wrote:
> I'd use Google Apps for Nonprofits:
> http://www.google.com/nonprofits/
> 
> It's simple, familiar, and the security is good enough for enterprise
> businesses. 
> 
> On Sun, Jul 10, 2016 at 4:56 PM Lina Srivastava 
> com> 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
> > 
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