[guardian-dev] SaferMobile Guide doc sprint on 12/3!

Nathan of Guardian nathan at guardianproject.info
Wed Nov 17 23:56:04 EST 2010

Hey there Guardian-devs, and especially to those of you who have
recently joined this list. We are participating in a new project called
"SaferMobile" and we've got a fun event coming up on Friday 12/3. If you
are in NYC, you can come in person, but otherwise, we'll be globally
online and collaborating through a variety of means.


MobileActive.org and the Guardian Project will hold an initial all-day,
global sprint on December 3, 2010 to develop the first “Safer Mobile
Guide” for activists, journalists and human rights defenders.

The sprint will take place on Friday, December 3, 2010 from 9 am ET/-5
GMT to 5 pm ET/-5 GMT. Participants are invited to participate in
realtime via IRC and shared, online text editors, or to submit content
ahead of time for inclusion in the effort.

* Aggregate the current state of knowledge on mobile security for human
rights defenders, journalists, and activists
* Compile tools, tactics, and resources in one place to begin a series
of manuals and training materials on more secure mobile communications
in sensitive environments
* Being to put together a concise manual for Safer Mobile
Communications, v.0.0.1.

Sample topics to include:
* Step-by-step how-tos on using currently available mobile apps on
iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Nokia devices
** example:
* Generating the list of common safety and privacy concerns about mobile
devices, and vetting them for truth vs. hype vs. paranoia
* Basic information about how mobile networks work, specifically
discussing GSM, CDMA, SIM cards, IMSIs, IMEIs and so on.
* List of “Ten Tactics in Country X” to enable safer mobile
communications; in other words, documenting unique known threats based
on geography, nationality or mobile carrier
* Guide to what information to keep on you phone and what not, and how
best to truly remove, erase or wipe information
* Collection of anecdotes to document when mobile technology has been
used against activists, human rights advocates, journalists and others,

How you can be involved:
* Submit content ahead of time through multiple methods
** email links or documents to safermobile at mobileactive.org
** post links to Twitter with #SaferMobile hashtag
** add to the wiki at https://guardianproject.info/wiki/Safer_Mobile_Guide
* Come to the Open Mobile Lab for Humanity in New York, if you are able
to (directions/location provided upon rsvp)
* Participate in real time via IRC channel (#safermobile on Freenode),
Etherpad, multi-person video skype, and audio conference. (conference
info provided upon rsvp)

Questions? Ideas? Suggestions?

Email safermobile at mobileactive.org and we will get back to you.

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