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A collection of interesting privacy, activism and anti-intrusion links from ORGCon 2012 (notice who uses HTTPS by default!):

Privacy Tools

Tech Tools for Activism (HTTPS)
Sets of tools to help campaign and organise more securely online. The site is aimed primarily at activists and campaigners, but will be useful to anybody interested in protecting their online privacy and security, or those seeking alternatives to corporate online services.

The Guardian Project (HTTPS)
The Android-based Guardian Project aims to create easy to use apps, open-source firmware MODs, and customized, commercial mobile phones to protect communications and personal data from unjust intrusion and monitoring.

Survival in the Digital Age serves as a practical, visual and fun resource for learning about a subject that can make people feel paranoid or just technically overwhelmed.

Tom Lowenthal
Mozilla's "Do-Not-Track header" advocate.

Pro-Democracy Tools

Parltrack is a European initiative to improve the transparency of legislative processes. It combines dossiers, MEPs, vote results and committee agendas into a unique database and allows the tracking of dossiers using email and RSS. Most of the data displayed is also available for further processing in JSON format. Using Parltrack it's easy to see at a glance which dossiers are being handled by committees and MEPs.

Pippi Long Strings
(can't find link!)


The Communications Capabilities Development Programme (CCDP) is a UK government initiative to create a ubiquitous mass surveillance scheme for the United Kingdom. It would involve the logging of every telephone call, email and text message between every inhabitant of the UK, and is intended to extend beyond the realms of conventional telecommunications media to log communications within social networking platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.

The Facilitators of the Big Brother State

Packet Forensics
Packet Forensics develops network surveillance packages: customers range from governments and global telecom network operators to universities and medium-sized businesses.

Glimmerglass develops Facebook-stalking

VUPEN sell weaponised exploits to the government and defence sectors.

Hacking Team
Hacking Team sell "easy-to-use" weaponised exploits to the worldwide law enforcement and intelligence communities.

Gamma Group (HTTPS)
Gamma Group International provides advanced technical surveillance and monitoring solutions - "trial equipment" was found in the Egyptian Secret Service's headquarters post-revolution (source).

Telephonic interception, signaling, media and packet processing.

Telecommunications interception.

More comms interception.