Projects

  1. SecureDrop
  2. Pursuance Project
  3. OpenArchive
  4. Open Library
  5. Aletheia
  6. Simple Secure Messaging 101 (Security beginners start here :-)
  7. Internet Archive Experiments
  8. Police Surveillance 101
  9. RSS News Reader Revival
  10. Metadata Blow Out Tool
  11. Your great project here!

SecureDrop

SecureDrop is an open-source whistleblower submission system managed by Freedom of the Press Foundation and originally created by Kevin Poulsen and Aaron Swartz.  The goal of SecureDrop is to help media organizations simplify the process of securely accepting documents from anonymous sources. Dozens of news organizationsincluding:  The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Associated Press, Vice, The Guardian, AP, The Intercept, BuzzFeed and Forbes, are now running SecureDrop servers to communicate securely with sources.

Pursuance Project

Fundamentally, the Pursuance System software enables you to create a pursuance (which is a sort of organization), invite people to that pursuance (with the level of permissions and privileges that you choose), assign those people tasks (manually, or automatically based on their skill set!), brainstorm and discuss what needs to be done, rapidly record exciting ideas or strategies in an actionable format (namely as tasks), share files and documents, be notified when
relevant events occur (e.g., you are assigned a task or mentioned), and effectively get help from others.

OpenArchive

OpenArchive is a free, open source application for android, available on the Google Play Store that enables you to send your mobile media directly to the Internet Archive over Tor (Orbot), and choose what metadata and Creative Commons license to include with it. The primary goal of the app is to empower the user to easily archive photos, video and audio from their mobile device to a secure, trustworthy, and remote storage service.

Open Library

The Open Library was created by Aaron Swartz and the Internet Archive, to provide a web page for every book.

Aletheia

Aletheia is a decentralised open access scientific journal. Think of it as a peer to peer (P2P) publishing platform and database all rolled into one.

Simple Secure Messaging 101

Practice launching Signal, Tor Browser, and OnionShare, and then upload a file to a friend securely, in real time. (Then do it over and over again, until it becomes second nature.) We’re here to help you practice this till you feel like you can do it on your own :-)

Internet Archive Experiments

A showcase of community made experiments built with data and services from Archive.org.

Police Surveillance 101

In order to confirm the existence of surveillance equipment by law enforcement, the public has to file information requests that ask explicitly for each piece of equipment. In most cities, law enforcement is not even required to have a policy regarding the usage of surveillance equipment or the public disclosure of that usage. Police Departments will never be required to have a policy on the purchase and use of surveillance equipment unless there is public outcry for them to do so. So, let’s get organized and systematic about generating as much pubic outcry as we can. :-)

Metadata Blow Out Tool

All of the photographs that we’re taking with our phones have geographical location data that isn’t always wiped clean when we upload these photographs to the different social media services, such as Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Let’s build a metadata blow out tool, “Blow Out” for short – that will remove all of the metadata completely – just “blow it out completely” – before uploading our photos to wherever.

November 4-5, 2017