Researcher Makes Free Phone and Text Encryption Available to Egypt | Threat Level. Free phone and text-message encryption software that has until now been available mostly to U.S. users can now be used in Egypt, according to the security researcher who developed it. The researcher, who goes by the name Moxie Marlinspike, released the software last year for use in the United States through his company Whisper Systems, and has been working on making it available for international users.
He hasn’t reached that stage yet. But with the recent wave of political protests in Egypt — where activists have relied on mobile phones to organize and document their struggle — he and his team were motivated to work on bringing the software to Egyptians quickly. “This release is targeted just for Egypt, but sets the stage for worldwide support,” Marlinspike told Threat Level. The applications are currently only available for users of phones on the Android platform, but Marlinspike said they’re working on development for BlackBerry and iPhone devices as well.
See also: Mobile Applications Journalists (and You) Should Have on Your Phone. Updated: I added several resources as well as text to show device support. I also clarified the introduction a bit. A great discussion began on Quora asking “What apps should every journalist have on their iPhone?” Both professional journalists and recreational reporters jumped in on the discussion with enough suggestions to cover most bases when you need to capture news and publish it quickly from a mobile device. While not all are as useful to non-professional journalists, having some of the same apps available can serve the you well in the pursuit to be an active media participant. For this post, I’ve pulled from the best suggestions there and have added some of my own. I’ve also added Android alternatives to iPhone-only apps. I’ll be updating the Resources section with more mobile apps and welcome your suggestions in the comments. Apps that improve phone calls and SMSActual phone calls and SMS (text messages) are already the killer apps of mobile.
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For example, if you want to get around Web blocking at work, don't install the Circumventor on your work computer. If you want to, please enter your email address below if you would like to receive updates about the Circumventor software. How to install the Circumventor The machine where you install the Circumventor must have a fast Internet connection (not dial-up), and it must be running Windows XP or 2000 (this includes most computers these days).
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First Download Toonel. How to. By Nancy Gohring and Robert McMillan January 29, 2011 12:01 AM ET IDG News Service - "When countries block, we evolve," an activist with the group We Rebuild wrote in a Twitter message on Friday. That's just what many Egyptians have been doing this week, as groups like We Rebuild scramble to keep the country connected to the outside world, turning to landline telephones, fax machines and even ham radio to keep information flowing in and out of the country. Although one Internet service provider -- Noor Group -- remains in operation, Egypt's government abruptly ordered the rest of the country's ISPs to shut down their services just after midnight local time Thursday. The blackout appears designed to disrupt organization of the country's growing protest movement, which is calling for the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. We Rebuild is looking to expand those dial-up options. "We thought we were under denial-of-service attack," said Andrew Lewman, the project's executive director.
How-to wiki. From Wired How-To Wiki Scenario: Your government is displeased with the communication going on in your location and pulls the plug on your internet access, most likely by telling the major ISPs to turn off service. This is what happened in Egypt Jan. 25 prompted by citizen protests, with sources estimating that the Egyptian government cut off approximately 88 percent of the country's internet access. What do you do without internet? Step 1: Stop crying in the corner. This article is part of a wiki anyone can edit. Preventive measures Make your network tangible Print out your contact list, so your phone numbers aren’t stuck in the cloud. Broadcast on the radio CB Radio: Short for "Citizens Band" radio, these two-way radios allow communication over short distances on 40 channels. Ham radio: To converse over these radios, also known as "amateur radios," you have to obtain an operator's license from the FCC.
Packet Radio Back to the '90s: There do exist shortwave packet-radio modems. Phone Fax.