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Think you’re safe online? Think again, says Afrileaks

| By: Dan McDevitt

Whistleblowing platform Afrileaks, which uses the Globaleaks platform, recently hosted a two-day digital security training for journalists. The idea behind the training: “before journalists can look after delicate, confidential sources online, they need to know how to look after themselves online…Few individuals take digital security very seriously. Yet as we live more and more of our lives online, we all become more vulnerable to increasingly sophisticated hackers and fraudsters who don’t often have our best interests at heart. Not to mention governments, many of whom – including the South African government – are engaged in the widespread and indiscriminate collection of personal data. It doesn’t matter if you have nothing to hide: you’re still vulnerable to fraud, and your security lapses might compromise the security of people who are hiding something (i.e. whistleblowers, journalists, and civil society activists).” - Simon Allison, Daily Maverick.

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