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Access Now

Access Now’s Digital Security Helpline works with individuals and organizations around the world to keep them safe online. If you’re at risk, we can help you improve your digital security practices to keep you out of harm’s way. If you’re already under attack, we provide rapid-response emergency assistance.

Digital First Aid Kit

The Digital First Aid Kit is a free resource to help rapid responders, digital security trainers, and tech-savvy activists to better protect themselves and the communities they support against the most common types of digital emergencies. It can also be used by activists, human rights defenders, bloggers, journalists or media activists who want to learn more about how they can protect themselves and support others. If you or someone you are assisting is experiencing a digital emergency, the Digital First Aid Kit will guide you in diagnosing the issues you are facing and refer you to support providers for further help if needed.

Digital Hygiene 101

Digital Hygiene 101 by EngageMedia provides a number of tips to stay safe and healthy against digital viruses, along with a list of safer alternatives to the usual tools we use for online work.

EngageMedia

EngageMedia is a nonprofit that promotes digital rights, open and secure technology, and social issue documentary. We equip civil society through training and other educational activities, producing guides, research, and other resources. We develop, localize, and engage with platforms, promoting open and secure software and supporting open culture and knowledge.

Holistic Security Protocol for Human Rights Defenders

The Holistic Security Protocol for Human Rights Defenders (the Defender’s Protocol) helps us advance our physical safety, digital security, and wellbeing and resilience. By following the Protocol, we enhance our individual and collective security, and can reduce the burden of attacks, harassment, and censorship on us and our communities.

I2P

I2P – Invisible Internet Project – is a fully-encrypted peer-to-peer network layer for enhanced online privacy and security.

Orbot

Orbot is a proxy app for Android devices that reroutes internet traffic through the Tor network to protect the user’s privacy and identity online.

Psiphon

Psiphon (Android, iOS, Windows, Mac) is an open-source internet censorship circumvention tool that uses a combination of secure communication and obfuscation technologies to allow users to access blocked or censored content.

SAFEnet

The Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network (SAFEnet) advocates for survivors of digital rights violations and champions Internet policies with human rights perspectives. SAFEnet also provides holistic security training (physical, psychosocial, and digital) for vulnerable groups in Indonesia and Southeast Asia to build their resilience towards increasingly common digital repression.

Searx

Searx is a free internet metasearch engine which aggregates results from more than 70 search services. Users are neither tracked nor profiled. Additionally, searx can be used over Tor for online anonymity.

To find a Searx instance, go to searx.space.

Signal

Signal (Desktop, Android, iOS) is an open-source secure messaging and calling app that uses end-to-end encryption to protect the user’s privacy.

Thunderbird

Thunderbird is an open-source desktop email client that has built-in security and safety features including remote image linking protection, phishing protection, PGP encryption, and more.