Digital security workshop by TOR project – an event recap

Last weekend, Co Media Lab in partnership with Factor Daily conducted a digital security workshop for journalists in the city. The facilitator of the workshop was Gustavo Gus, Community Liaison at the Tor Project. He also is a part of CryptoRave, a 24-hour long conference on internet and security issues in the Latin America. 

The participants included journalists from organisations including Deccan Herald, Citizen Matters, The Quint and also independent journalists that are members of Network For Women in Media, India. 

The following topics were covered during the workshop.

  • What’s security and threat modelling
  • Using password manager
  • Communicate safely with Signal
  • Anonymous surfing with Tor Browser
  • Sharing files using OnionShare

Testimonials

I had all the fears of surveillance and data theft but none of the skills to prevent it. The workshop gave me perspective about how browsers and social media actually mines data. Some tips, like compartmentalising my data, have become second nature.

-Rohini Mohan, NWMI member and Independent journalist

About Tor Project

The TOR project is a non-profit organization based in Seattle, United States, that advances human rights and freedoms by creating and deploying free and open source anonymity and privacy technologies. It has been involved in developing free and open source software for privacy and freedom online, protecting people from tracking, surveillance, and censorship. Their products including the Tor browser, Securedrop among others.

Event announcement

Gustavo Gus from the Tor Project speaking at the workshop.

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