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Digital Security

Resources for Digital Activists at Risk

Posted: July 11, 2015 at 6:36 pm

With the global increase of surveillance and online censorship by governments, and the decline in freedom of expression online that involves unprecedented threats to online journalists as well as bloggers, digital activists and normal users of social media outlets; the need to provide both technical and physical assistance to digital activists at risk is rising. […]

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Using Phones and Mobile Devices Securely

Posted: July 1, 2015 at 11:06 pm

[Image credits: dreams time] This blog post will introduce the concept of end-to-end encryption and will discuss adding an additional level of security to passwords through the use of two-step verification or two-factor authentication. We also discuss basic tips to use mobile devices securely, as well as useful applications that can be downloaded on smartphones for […]

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Interview: The Sudanese Civil Society and its Digital Security Challenges

Posted: June 29, 2015 at 8:20 pm   /   Interviews

[Photo curtsey of Abdel-Rahman El-Mahdi] Abdel-Rahman El-Mahdi, is a member of Sudanese civil society and the founder and executive manager of the Sudanese Development Initiative (SUDIA), a non-profit organization specializing in good governance, youth empowerment and the advancement of civil society and media.  Abdel-Rahman talked to us about the challenges the Sudanese civil society faces […]

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Protection Against Viruses, Spyware and Malware

Posted: June 28, 2015 at 3:18 am

[Image courtesy of dreams time]   Making sure that your computer is free of viruses and other malware is a basic step to protecting your data and privacy. Before you worry about encrypting your communications, browsing and data, you should ensure the safety of your entire operating system and hardware. The table below gives an […]

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Internet Freedoms in Sudan

Posted: June 26, 2015 at 7:03 pm

Sudan is no exception to the global trend in declining internet freedoms. Since early 2011 there have been annually recurring street protests, mostly led and coordinated by youth who use social media to organize, mobilize and disseminate information. In response the Sudanese government has increased its digital surveillance capacity, including the expansion of its Cyber […]

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Why Digital Security Matters: Global Trends and the Decline of Net Freedoms

Posted: June 24, 2015 at 10:02 pm   /   Featured, Featured, Featured

[Image Source: dreams time] The shadow of Edward Snowden’s revelations It’s not a contested matter any more. Today we are living through the lowest point of optimism when it comes to the transformative power of the internet since it was first created, a little over quarter of a century ago. Perhaps nothing got us closer […]

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