Tech Tools for Activism is a gateway to a set of tools to help campaign and organise more securely online. These include email, email lists, websites / blogs, status.net, instant messaging and VPN (virtual private network). We also provide online help and real life workshops on how to use these tools as well as a 32 page printed booklet.
The site is aimed primarily at activists and campaigners, but will be useful to anybody interested in protecting their online privacy and security. It is also helpful to anyone seeking alternatives to corporate online services or wanting access to educational resources in this area.
Why use Tools for Security & Privacy
If you are already using tools like Facebook, Gmail or Twitter to organise you may ask why bother using these other tools? Have a look around at some of the information on this site and you will see that much of today's online services are insecure and track what you are doing. The aim of this site is to try to make it as easy as possible to sign up and use more secure tools provided by your community.
Online privacy is a right, and we work with others who are campaigning to preserve the Internet Freedoms we have. We are working with a wide range of different service providers to move towards some new standards called the Providers' Commitment for Privacy. This is a way of formalising some of the secure ways of providing onlice services.