Hey there campers! We’ve just added a new mobile privacy toolkit to our resource list. At that link you’ll find slides and links to all the tools discussed. Eventually, we hope to have a teacher’s guide along with those slides, but for now, the best way to understand the tools is to download and use them yourself! These materials, like everything else we share, are licensed under the Creative Commons CC-BY-SA 4.0 International License. You can use it as is, or fork it to teach your own privacy class. Enjoy!
Over here at Library Freedom Project we’re HUGE fans of Juice Rap News, the Australian rapping news show that’s taken on issues from police brutality to climate collapse. The most recent Rap News is our favorite one yet: THE INTERNET. Enjoy!
Editor’s note: We’re pleased to continue our series of guest posts with one from our good friends of the UK Radical Librarians Collective. RLC’s incredible work organizing librarians across the UK and Ireland is a great inspiration to us at LFP, and so we’re especially excited to share their experience of running a local CryptoParty and implementing some FLOSS technologies in their work. We hope it will encourage other librarians and affinity groups to do the same.
In 2013, the public learned of extensive programs of corporate and state surveillance operating through the web and internet technologies that have become embedded in our lives. Data about citizens and consumers is routinely harvested, retained, traded, and examined without the informed consent of the public. Thanks to the leaks of Edward Snowden, subsequent revelations about the UK’s TEMPORA Project, the UK Government’s proposed ‘Snooper’s Charter’, and the more recent “extremism clampdown” in UK Higher Education, surveillance is known to be a widespread embedded practice that restricts our freedom in a variety of ways. The more aware we are of this, the more we can defend ourselves.