online security

Riseup explains what was going on in last year’s server privacy panic

Following on from a privacy scare in November, popular activist email and list group service Riseup has explained what all the fuss was about — and announced that it is moving to an encrypted system.

After exhausting our legal options, Riseup recently chose to comply with two sealed warrants from the FBI, rather than facing contempt of court (which would have resulted in jail time for Riseup birds and/or termination… Continue reading

Riseup mail service: Don’t Panic!

Popular activist mail and email list service Riseup put out a message last night after speculation rose that the US government has been trying to interfere in its services and placed a gagging order forbidding it from warning anyone:

  1. There is no need for panic.
  2. Our systemss are fully under our control.
  3. We will provide additional information at a later date.
  4. Our prior tweets did not have any hidden subtext.… Continue reading

New guides to a smarter activism

Several new guides to help activists be safer, more effective (and just know your stuff) have been released recently, so below is a brief roundup:

Squatting (Britain)

The Advisory Service for Squatters’ new handbook, brought out over the weekend, which is the first new release since the government made squatting empty residential buildings illegal. The guide is already available from Freedom Bookshop (it will be more widely available soon)… Continue reading