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Promote Strong Encryption and Anonymity in the Digital Age

Promote Strong Encryption and Anonymity in the Digital Age | Education & Numérique | Scoop.it

"Paris, 18 June 2015 — The undersigned civil society organizations (including La Quadrature du Net) and independent experts work to promote human rights and press freedom online. We welcome the report of the Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression on the use of encryption and anonymity in digital communication (A/HRC/29/32), which was presented at the UN Human Rights Council on June 17.


We urge all governments to promote the use of strong encryption technologies and to protect the right to seek, receive, and impart information anonymously online. Any laws or regulations that restrict the use of encryption or anonymity online should be revised to comply with the strict three-part test the Special Rapporteur sets out in the report. We also urge information and communications technology (ICT) companies to broadly adopt encryption and other privacy-enhancing measures to safeguard the security of users. (...)"

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Hacker Lexicon: What Is Homomorphic Encryption? | WIRED

Hacker Lexicon: What Is Homomorphic Encryption? | WIRED | Education & Numérique | Scoop.it

"The problem with encrypting data is that sooner or later, you have to decrypt it. Keep your cloud files cryptographically scrambled using a secret key that only you possess, and it’s likely no hacker will have the codebreaking resources necessary to crack them. But as soon as you want to actually do something with those files—anything from editing a word document or querying a database of financial data—you have to unlock the data and leave it vulnerable. Homomorphic encryption, a still-mostly-theoretical advancement in the science of keeping secrets, could change that (...)"

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Lessons Learned From Don’t Spy On Us: Your Guide To Internet Privacy

Lessons Learned From Don’t Spy On Us: Your Guide To Internet Privacy | Education & Numérique | Scoop.it
With 500 attendees and some big names from the data privacy and human rights fields, the Don't Spy on Us Day of Action was a fascinating afternoon of discussion, debate, and practical advice on how to keep our personal data private from snooping governments. I learned a lot, and I've condensed the most important parts…
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HTTPS Everywhere 3.0 protects 1,500 more sites | Electronic Frontier Foundation

HTTPS Everywhere 3.0 protects 1,500 more sites | Electronic Frontier Foundation | Education & Numérique | Scoop.it

EFF has a long-term mission to encrypt as much of the Web as possible — in fact, to encrypt all of it. We have been making quite a lot of progress.

HTTPS Everywhere, the browser extension we produce in collaboration with the Tor Project and an awesome community of volunteers, is now used by more than 2.5 million people around the world...

 

Protect yourself, cause Internet is not so safe.

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5 ways to keep your data safe right now

5 ways to keep your data safe right now | Education & Numérique | Scoop.it
There isn’t much that we can do to stop hackers from stealing the data we entrust to companies. However, there are some easy things we can all do to significantly reduce the harm from such breaches...
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Surveillance Self-Defense: A guide to protect yourself from surveillance, by EFF

Surveillance Self-Defense: A guide to protect yourself from surveillance, by EFF | Education & Numérique | Scoop.it
Tips, Tools and How-tos for Safer Online Communications

 

EFF announce the relaunch of Surveillance Self-Defense, their guide to defending yourself and your friends from digital surveillance by using encryption tools and developing appropriate privacy and security practices. These resources are intended to inspire better-informed conversations and decision-making about digital security and privacy. The site is available today in English, Arabic, and Spanish, with more languages coming soon.

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Making the Mobile Web Safer with HTTPS Everywhere

Making the Mobile Web Safer with HTTPS Everywhere | Education & Numérique | Scoop.it
EFF is bringing the security and privacy of HTTPS Everywhere to an important new frontier: your Android phone. As of today, you can install HTTPS Everywhere on Firefox for Android (until now, it could only protect desktop browsers). With HTTPS Everywhere installed, Firefox for Android encrypts thousands of connections from your browser that would otherwise be insecure.
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