SignalBoost - Lessons from the real world of secure and anonymous organizing and protest

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SignalBoost - Lessons from the real world of secure and anonymous organizing and protest

signalboost: https://signalboost.info

Snippets:

  • The honduras-guatemala border legal clinic

lessons:

  • ok to be small
  • listen and make things in downtimes, use for less intense moments, use for organizing a picnic before a massive protest
  • using projectors shining on buildings to get the blast # visible
  • trade offs: control/access to the total list of #s subscribed to the blast; stewardship of the data, long term solutions?; delete more frequently...longer term try to encrypt the lists (of #s) at rest (very exciting that this is happening soonish)
  • traffic flow and speed of messages with the load of #s. next chapter is to work on these load capacity problems
  • future questions about decentralizating and hosting
  • trust and solidarity relationships in technology work is fundamental to the development of signal blast