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Talking about Security in Activist Camps at SoS

Jul 3, 2017

The Students of Sustainability Conference is an environmental justice conference held in Australia every year. Today, I had the privilege to talk to folks at the conference via video conference. Unfortunately, my slides didn’t make it over, so I’ve added notes to my slides and shared them here for anyone to read through. This slide […]

Bringing Internet To Oceti Sakowin

May 7, 2017

On May 7, 2017 Lisha Sterling gave a presentation at LinuxFest Northwest about how we set up Internet for Water Protectors at the camps at Standing Rock in 2016 and 2017. The slides are available at this link.

Security at Resistance Camps: Lessons from Standing Rock

May 7, 2017

On May 6, 2017 Lisha Sterling gave a presentation at LinuxFest Northwest about the digital warfare enacted against Water Protectors at the camps at Standing Rock in 2016 and 2017. The slides are available at this link.

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A Small Victory, But More To Do

Dec 4, 2016

Tonight social media is all a flutter with news about the Army Corps of Engineers statement that they will not give any permit to ETP to complete the Dakota Access Pipeline under Lake Oahe. Many people think that this is a great victory and that the Water Protectors have won. But this is simply not […]

Protecting Human Life At Standing Rock
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Protecting Human Life At Standing Rock

Dec 3, 2016

On November 28, 2016 North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple ordered that the Water Protectors leave the Oceti Sakowin Camp located north of the Cannon Ball River. In his executive order he stated: I direct state agencies, emergency service officials, and nongovernmental organizations to reduce threats to public safety by not guaranteeing the provision of emergency […]

Internet at Standing Rock
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Internet at Standing Rock

Nov 15, 2016

Since September I’ve been working with the Oceti Sakowin Camp at Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota. A big part of that work has been setting up Internet connectivity for camp. Before we even started on that, though, we sat down with members of the community at Standing Rock, most especially the elders who run […]

How Do We Stop Bad Use of Good Software?

How Do We Stop Bad Use of Good Software?

Sep 19, 2016

When you are building a piece of technology intended to help people in crisis, it’s important to think about all the ways that technology can be used that will go against the intended benefit, but there are limits to what you can plan for or mitigate. This has been a major theme of the discussions […]

Surprise! A Tesla Raffle!

Surprise! A Tesla Raffle!

Jul 28, 2016

Geeks Without Bounds is very excited that we have a kid’s Tesla Model S car that we will be raffling off at BSides Las Vegas on August 2-3, 2016. The Tesla kid’s car can plug into a Tesla home charger or the battery can be removed to recharge on a regular home electric socket. The […]

Providing security audits for small nonprofits

Jun 23, 2016

This August, GWOB staff and volunteers will be getting together in Las Vegas to talk about a new project we have in the works to provide security audits for small nonprofits at RHoKSec events. We want to build on the program we already have that brings cybersecurity students together with professionals for a weekend of […]