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[liberationtech] Need some advice re: online secure communications platform for a survivors group
casper at systemli.org
Mon Jul 11 03:36:11 PDT 2016
On 11.07.2016 11:29, Jan Weisensee wrote:
> 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.
> On Mon, 2016-07-11 at 01:20 +0000, Steve Weis wrote:
>> I'd use Google Apps for Nonprofits:
>> It's simple, familiar, and the security is good enough for enterprise
>> On Sun, Jul 10, 2016 at 4:56 PM Lina Srivastava
>> <lina at linasrivastava.com <mailto:lina at linasrivastava.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 Srivastava
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