Resources update: July 2014

After checking every link on the resource pages, and culling all outdated information, I’ve now added these new resources onto the relevant pages:


Disconnect • Browser plugin to protect privacy while websurfing. For Chrome, Firefox and Safari.

Privacy Badger ª EFF’s browser add-on to protect privacy online. For Firefox and Chrome.

NoScript • Firefox extension for “whitelist based pre-emptive script blocking” to maximise secure browsing.

Martus • A free software technology tool designed to assist human rights organizations in collecting, safeguarding, organizing and disseminating information about human rights abuses.

Shodan • Search engine that lets you “find devices connected to the Internet, with criteria based on city, country, latitude/longitude, hostname, operating system and IP.” “The Google for hackers.” Now also with maps. @shodanhq


LEAP Encryption Access Project • Non-profit dedicated to developing secure communications tools. Currently developing an encrypted Internet proxy.

uProxy • “A browser extension that lets users share alternative more secure routes to the Internet. It’s like a personalized VPN service that you set up for yourself and your friends.” An open-source project.

The Locker Project • Building an open-source platform for personal data storage, with the owner able to control how this data is protected or shared. @lockerproject


Open Integrity Index • Database of digital tools, evaluated so that users can “make sophisticated decisions about the tools they use for privacy and communications, without requiring a high-level security engineering background.” @openintegrity

CrisisNET • “An Ushahidi initiative to build a platform for the world’s crisis data, giving journalists, data scientists, developers, and other makers fast, easy access to critical government, business, humanitarian, and crowdsourced information.”


Center for Media & Social Impact • An “innovation lab and research center that studies, designs, and showcases media for social impact,” based at the American University in Washington, DC. @CMSImpact

Open Knowledge Labs • A “community of civic hackers, data wranglers and ordinary citizens” focussed on “making things – whether that’s apps, insights or tools.” Part of the Open Knowledge Foundation Network.

Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) • A “coalition of private sector, public sector, and civil society organizations who have come together to advance the shared aim of affordable access to both mobile and fixed-line Internet in developing countries.” @A4A_Internet

TechChange • Provides technology training for social change. Builds “online certificate courses to individuals and build customized courses and learning experiences for organizations.” @TechChange

Global Commission on Internet Governance • Launched by two independent global think tanks, the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and Chatham House, this 2-year project aims to educate the wider public on the most effective ways to promote Internet access, while simultaneously championing the principles of freedom of expression and the free flow of ideas over the Internet. Chaired by Carl Bildt. @OurInternetGCIG

The Governance Lab @NYU • Aims to “design, implement, and study technology-enabled solutions that advance a collaborative, networked approach to reinvent institutions of governance. The GovLab aims to improve people’s lives by changing how we govern.” @TheGovLab

Set of Principles in Fair Use for Journalism • “A statement of principles to help journalists in the United States interpret the copyright doctrine of fair use.” By the Center for Media & Social Impact.

IETF Journal • “Aims to provides an easily understandable overview of what’s happening in the world of Internet standards, with a particular focus on the activities of the IETF Working Groups.” Published by the Internet Society.