Where to find Access Now at IGF 2022
Access Now is participating in IGF 2022 from 28 November to 2 December. Here’s where to find us.
What encryption is, and why Kenyans should keep using it
In this blog, we examine what end-to-end encryption is, how it works, and why Kenyans should keep using it.
Encrypt all the messages — across all the platforms
Elon Musk’s planned Twitter buyout is spurring new calls for end-to-end encryption (E2EE) for messaging. Here’s why it’s both desirable and feasible to make E2EE messaging interoperable across major communications platforms, as the E.U. Digital Markets Act envisions.
Who we hurt when we attack encryption
Encryption is a vital tool for keeping human rights defenders safe from powerful adversaries. Case studies from Access Now’s Digital Security Helpline show how strong encryption makes the world safer for everyone.
Four strategies to defend encryption and our human rights
When we fight for encryption, we fight for human rights. It enables us to stay safe online, and communicate privately and freely. Yet governments keep pushing to undermine it, and companies are caving in. Here are four ways encryption advocates can push back.
Surveillance state incoming with Australia’s “hacking” bill
Australia’s new “hacking” bill violates privacy and security, and is bound to have global implications.
Why encryption is important: 10 facts to counter the myths
To protect human rights, identify and disrupt Australia’s “hacking bill”
At the U.N., a new push to end surveillance of protesters — and protect their lawyers
Digital surveillance is threatening the right to protest worldwide. U.N. human rights expert Clément Voule is fighting for strong encryption and tight restrictions on the use of spyware. Here’s why that push is important for human rights lawyers and the activists they represent.
RightsCon checklist: 15 ways to save the internet and protect democracy
Speaking at a panel discussion at RightsCon, Access Now’s Brett Solomon outlined 15 things governments can do to make sure technology is used to defend — not destroy— democracy and human rights. Read the checklist and watch the full session on YouTube.