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Combating “Fake News” With a Smartphone “Proof Mode”

We have been working for many years with our partners at WITNESS, a leading human rights media training and advocacy organization, to figure out how best to turn smartphone cameras into tools of empowerment for activists. While it is often enough to use the visual pixels you capture to create awareness or pressure on an issue, sometimes you want those pixels…

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How can we learn without watching?

What kind of measurement, tracking or analytics do you use, and can you sleep at night with your decision? As part of the Berkman-Klein Assembly program at Harvard, I am working with a team to imagine a next-generation mobile and IoT analytics system that has privacy, confidentiality and anonymity at its core. The hope is we can find ways to learn what…

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New Partnership with Circle of 6 mobile safety app

Circle of 6 Focuses on Security with Guardian Project Partnership Safety App Will Get End-to-End Encryption and More To Support High-Risk Communities New York, NY: Two innovative organizations have partnered to bring increased digital security and privacy capabilities to users interested in improved safety for their mobile devices. Tech 4 Good, the developer of Circle of 6, a highly regarded…

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Orfox 1.2.1 released

We’ve released a new version of Orfox, our Tor Browser for Android, that contains an an important security update to Firefox. This update is based on the latest release of Tor Browser, which was announced with this message: The security flaw responsible for this urgent release is already actively exploited on Windows systems. Even though there is currently, to the best…

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“If This, Then Panic!” Sample Code for Triggering Emergency Alerts

Earlier this year, we announced the PanicKit Library for Android and Ripple, our basic app for alerts any compatible app that you are in an emergency situation. Rather than build a solitary, enclosed “panic button” app that only can provide a specific set of functionality, we decided, as we often do, to build a framework, and encourage others to participate.…

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