[NetBehaviour] EFF Releases How-To Guide to Fight Government Spying.
marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Fri Mar 6 09:38:55 CET 2009
EFF Releases How-To Guide to Fight Government Spying.
'Surveillance Self-Defense' Gives Practical Advice on Protecting Your
San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) launched its
Surveillance Self-Defense project today -- an online how-to guide for
protecting your private data against government spying. You can find the
project at http://ssd.eff.org.
EFF created the Surveillance Self-Defense site to educate Americans
about the law and technology of communications surveillance and computer
searches and seizures, and to provide the information and tools
necessary to keep their private data out of the government's hands. The
guide includes tips on assessing the security risks to your personal
computer files and communications, strategies for interacting with law
enforcement, and articles on specific defensive technologies such as
encryption that can help protect the privacy of your data.
"Despite a long and troubling history in this country of the government
abusing its surveillance powers, most Americans know very little about
how the law protects them or about how they can take steps to protect
themselves against government surveillance," said EFF Senior Staff
Attorney Kevin Bankston. "The Surveillance Self-Defense project offers
citizens a legal and technical toolkit with tips on how to defend
themselves in case the government attempts to search, seize, subpoena or
spy on their most private data."
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