We continue to update Surveillance Self-Defense thanks to our readers' great feedback. Most recently, we published SSD in Russian, Turkish, Vietnamese, French, and Urdu and are happy to share that SSD is now available in nine languages.
Here are a few other changes and additions we've recently made:
Surveillance Self-Defense Video Animations
EFF collaborated with AJ+, a global news community tailored to a younger generation, to create four video animations that will be incorporated into SSD as standalone guides in the future. In the meantime, you can find the collection of animations on the Internet Archive or individually linked below:
- Protect Your Devices From Hackers – Don't Get '0wned'
- Using Password Managers To Stay Safe Online
- How to Make a Super-Secure Password
- Tips to Help Avoid Online Surveillance
Creating Strong Passwords
In the "Syncing Your Passwords Across Multiple Devices" section of this guide, we clarify some matters pertaining to password storage options and highlighted what you should consider when syncing passwords across devices and/or storing passwords.
The updated text reads as follows: “Password managers that use their own servers to store or help synchronize your passwords are more convenient, but the trade-off is that they are slightly more vulnerable to attack. If you just keep your passwords on your computer, then someone who can take over your computer may be able to get hold of them. If you keep them in the cloud, your attacker may target that also. It's not usually a compromise you need to worry about unless your attacker has legal powers over the password manager company or is known for targeting companies or internet traffic. If you use a cloud service, the password manager company may also know what services you use, when, and where from.”
How to: Use Tor on Mac OS X
Even today, LGBTQ youth face threats accessing online information and resources. This new SSD playlist can help.
In the News
- Hacking Team, an Italian company that sells surveillance software to governments, were themselves hacked. The company's internal documents confirmed that their products are used by a host of authoritarian regimes.
- The UK government admitted that its signals intelligence wing, GCHQ, spied on the human rights organization Amnesty International.
- Vietnamese blogger, Le Quoc Quan, is being released from prison after serving the full term of his 30-month sentence related to politically-motivated charges of tax evasion.
- Iran is still imprisoning netizens and blocking sites after two years of "reform."