TTFA2: Further information and links
This short booklet was always going to have to strike a difficult balance between the vast amount of information out there on the topic of online security, and the need to make it accessible enough to be understood by humans. Whilst we have tried to condense and simplify all of the information we could into this booklet, it is by no means a comprehensive or in depth guide. Instead we hope it will give the reader an introduction to good practice for activists whilst using the internet, and a desire to find out more. Here is a list of further reading for those who wish to delve a little deeper. Whilst this list is by no means exhaustive, it should help to point you in the right direction.
General "How To"s
A vast wealth of knowledge accrued over 10 years of providing a secure alternative to the mainstream media. Amongst the highlights on this site, you can find out how you can set up your own local Indymedia centre, as well as there being documents available on many aspects of running secure websites/groups/communications network.
Aktivix is a UK based radical tech collective and their wiki contains articles on many aspects of internet security along with practical advice on a range of subjects and a space for groups documentation.
FLOSS Manuals is a collection of manuals about free and open source software together with the tools used to create them and the community that uses those tools. There are manuals that explain how to install and use a range of free and open source softwares, about how to do things (like design) with open source software, and manuals about free culture services that use or support free software and formats.
Tactical Tech is an international NGO helping human rights advocates use information, communications and digital technologies to maximise the impact of their advocacy work.
HowtoForge provides user-friendly Linux tutorials about almost every topic.
Alternatives to corporate providers:
- news: http://www.schnews.org.uk o http://www.theregister.co.uk/ (Alternative to: BBC news, The Guardian, CNN)
- email: https://mail.riseup.net/ o https://imc.li/5pwi6 (Alternative to: hotmail, gmail, yahoo, hushmail etc)
- wiki, forum, chat, and much more: o https://we.riseup.net/ (Alternative to: Facebook, Myspace, Bebo etc)
- blogs: http://blogsport.eu/ http://noblogs.org/
- https://network23.org (Alternative to: Wordpress, Blogspot etc)
Note: whilst not strictly a blog, many of the new breed of Indymedia sites such as london.indymedia.org and northern-indymedia.org now implement a “Groups” feature which means all members of your collective can publish content together and have your own mini site in the time it takes to create an account.