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Useful links and resources from the #SkepTech 2 security panel

Skep Tech 2 LogoToday in Minneapolis I was on a panel with Neil Wehneman of Secular Student Alliance and Jason Thibeault of Freethought Blogs. It was moderated by Sean Wurgler. The panel was frankly titled “How to protect your shit online” and this was the summary:

Even “real life” activists have to navigate online spaces–online activists obviously more so. Unfortunately, the power that online activism can lend can easily turn against activists. How do we protect our content from hackers, spammers, and trolls? How to we maintain security while simultaneously engaging in online activism–an act that requires us to put our content out into the interwebspaceplace? Expect conversation on basic content protection measures, DDOS attacks and how to subvert them, and beyond.

In this post I will attempt to gather up the links and resources we mentioned during the panel and closely related ones as well. Feel free to chime in with other good resources in the comments. Continue reading

Morning Toolbox – October 16, 2012 – Morons, trolls & copyright violations

Morning Toolbox is a daily digest of interesting tools and techniques that skeptics can use online.

In case you were under a rock last week and missed all the Reddit/Gawker/troll/anonymity drama, TechDirt summarizes the story pretty well with links to the main articles.

That story climaxed on Friday. On Sunday during the Red Bull Stratos skydive jump, another less obvious record set was the most simultaneous live video streams for any Internet event – over 8 million. I don’t think we’ll beat that number on Virtual Skeptics any time soon, but who knows?

Read on for more news of interest to skeptics working online…

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