Category Archives: Encryption

Digital Security Tools for Organizing with the CLDC

Digital Security Tools for Organizing with the CLDC

 

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We’re happy to share the rest of our conversation with Michele Gretes, director of the Digital Security project at the Civil Liberties Defense Center, and Cora Borradaile, who is on the board of the CLDC. For this podcast special, you’ll hear the two discuss different tools for more secure, encrypted communication that is available on various platforms to folks organizing. They publish guides on CLDC.org/Security. We discuss the end-to-end encrypted alternative to Slack (Keybase) **, pgp email encryption (particularly the enigmail tool), Signal Messenger, problems with Whatsapp, Cryptpad, Jitsi, Wire, VPNs and The Onion Router,the TorBrowser, OnionShare, Zoom, Protonmail and some of the challenges of running longstanding movement infrastructure such as the RiseUp collective does (plus their file sharing and pad services). Check our show notes for links to some of these projects.

** Keybase was just purchased by Zoom. See the CLDC article.

We’re happy to share  with Michele Gretes, director of the Digital Security project at the Civil Liberties Defense Center, and Cora Borradaile, who is on the board of the CLDC. For this podcast special, you’ll hear the two discuss different tools for more secure, encrypted communication that is available on various platforms to folks organizing. They publish guides on CLDC.org/Security. We discuss the encrypted and open-source alternative to Slack (Keybase), pgp email encryption (particularly the enigmail tool, Signal Messenger, problems with Whatsapp, Cryptpad, Jitsi, Wire, VPNs and The Onion Router,the TorBrowser, OnionShare, Zoom, Protonmail and some of the challenges of running longstanding movement infrastructure such as the RiseUp collective does (plus their file sharing and pad services). Check our show notes for links to some of these projects.

(image lifted from the amazing Beehive Collective)

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Error451 #14: Leap Encryption Access Project on VPNs and Psuedonymity

Leap Encryption Access Project

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This week, we’d like to share a conversation had a little bit ago with Kali Kaneko, from LEAP.  Leap Encryption Access Project, like pEp featured in our prior Error451 interview, is an open-source project meant to ease… access to encryption (and it’s a project).  At a point in the past, LEAP had an interest in shifting paradigm of email but is now focusing mainly on distribution, upkeep, and improvement of it’s VPN service, Bitmask.  Bitmask is partnering with Riseup Black and Calyx (and hopefully other trustworthy projects) to expand access to free, psuedonymized web traffic with ease.

Here’re a few links Kali sent my way for sharing and further investigation:

The song for this episode was “Crashing The System” by ¡Tchkung! from the album Post World Handbook.

 

Error451: #13 (pEp with Hernani Marques)

Hernani Marques on Pretty Easy Privacy

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On this episode I’m joined by Hernani Marques, a hacker and member of the pEp Foundation, talking about Pretty Easy Privacy, a concerted attempt to make adoption of end-to-end email encryption easier and more ubiquitous through automation of key-making and management through partnering with programs like Outlook and Thunderbird. To learn more about pEp, check out the foundation’s website and follow or get in touch with Hernani via their website, vecirex.net.

pEp.foundation (Core technology & community entity of pEp)

pEp.software (All usable pEp software, commercial and not, and all Free Software)

gnunet.org (P2P framework for secure decentralized applications, including – for pEp – messaging)

sequoia-pgp.org (new OpenPGP library from former GnuPG devs)

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