The most emailed article on today’s online version of the New York Times is called “Web Surfing in Public Places is a Way to Court Trouble.” Although geared at business travelers who are often talking about business or conducting it in very public spaces such as airport gates and business centers at hotels, there are relevant tips for human rights workers and projects like the Video Hub which deal with sensitive material.
Relevant tips include: Being aware of how secure a network is that you might be working on; not giving out sensitive information over non secure networks (including credit card information but also information in documents that are un-encrypted) ;using encrypting software (again the article is referring mostly to business correspondence or financial information- but this is certainly part of the discussion we’ve been having at WITNESS with respect to those who might upload video content to the Video Hub from places where governments might be monitoring their activity and where their safety and security may be jeopardized.)

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