Signal down in China: Why we should protect encryption everywhere

Published 26 March 2021 at Thomson Reuters Foundation, here. Recently, Signal joined the ranks of foreign technologies¬†blocked in China. The end-to-end encrypted messaging application is now only accessible through a virtual private network (VPN), which allows users to circumvent the Great Firewall and surf the web through encrypted tunnels. VPN use in China is itself … More Signal down in China: Why we should protect encryption everywhere

To strengthen digital security for human rights defenders, behavior matters

Published 9 May 2017 as part of the Data and Human Rights discussion at Open Global Rights,¬†here. Most conversation about digital security for human rights defenders (HRDs) tends to focus on privacy and data protection. This is necessary, but what good is a strong passphrase or Virtual Private Network (VPN) when you are at risk … More To strengthen digital security for human rights defenders, behavior matters