Safer Mobile Guide
From Guardian Project Wiki
MobileActive.org and the Guardian Project will hold an initial all-day, global sprint on December 3, 2010 to develop the first “Safer Mobile Guide” for activists, journalists and human rights defenders.
The sprint will take place on Friday, December 3, 2010 from 9 am ET/-5 GMT to 5 pm ET/-5 GMT. Participants are invited to participate in realtime via IRC and shared, online text editors, or to submit content ahead of time for inclusion in the effort.
1. Aggregate the current state of knowledge on mobile security for human rights defenders, journalists, and activists 2. Compile tools, tactics, and resources in one place to begin a series of manuals and training materials on more secure mobile communications in sensitive environments 3. Being to put together a concise manual for Safer Mobile Communications, v.0.0.1.
Sample topics to include:
1. Step-by-step how-tos on using currently available mobile apps on iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Nokia devices 1.1. example: https://guardianproject.info/wiki/Android_Security_App_User_Guide 2. Generating the list of common safety and privacy concerns about mobile devices, and vetting them for truth vs. hype vs. paranoia 3. Basic information about how mobile networks work, specifically discussing GSM, CDMA, SIM cards, IMSIs, IMEIs and so on. 4. List of “Ten Tactics in Country X” to enable safer mobile communications; in other words, documenting unique known threats based on geography, nationality or mobile carrier 5. Guide to what information to keep on you phone and what not, and how best to truly remove, erase or wipe information 6. Collection of anecdotes to document when mobile technology has been used against activists, human rights advocates, journalists and others, unjustly
How you can be involved:
1. Submit content ahead of time through multiple methods 1. email links or documents to firstname.lastname@example.org 2. post links to Twitter with #SaferMobile hashtag 3. add to the wiki at https://guardianproject.info/wiki/Safer_Mobile_Guide 2. Come to the Open Mobile Lab for Humanity in New York, if you are able to (directions/location provided upon rsvp) 3. Participate in real time via IRC channel (#safermobile on Freenode), Etherpad, multi-person video skype, and audio conference. (conference info provided upon rsvp)
Questions? Ideas? Suggestions?
Email email@example.com and we will get back to you.