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Security Education Companion
A free resource for digital security educators

Welcome to the Security Education Companion! SEC is a resource for people teaching digital security to their friends and neighbors.

If you are new to digital security, want tutorials for privacy-protecting tools, or want translated guides in 11 languages, head to Surveillance Self-Defense (SSD).

Lessons

Putting together a lesson plan for a digital security workshop? Check out our beginner-friendly lesson modules.

Passwords

Passwords

Duration: 1 hour
Beginning
Social media

Locking Down Social Media

Duration: 1 hour
Beginning
Threat model 2

Threat Modeling

Duration: 30 minutes - 1 hour and 30 minutes
BeginningIntermediate

Security News

Want to stay up-to-date with security news? Check out our curated posts from EFF's Deeplinks blog.

How To Turn PGP Back On As Safely As Possible

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Previously, EFF recommended to PGP users that, because of new attacks revealed by researchers from Münster University of Applied Sciences, Ruhr University Bochum, and NXP Semiconductors, they should disable the PGP plugins in their email clients for now. You can read more detailed rationale for this advice in our FAQ on the topic, but undoubtedly the most frequently asked question has been: how long is for now? When will it be safe to use PGP for email again?

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Egyptian Blogger and Activist Wael Abbas Detained

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Update: On June 5, 2018, authorities extended Abbas' detention for another fifteen days. We will continue to post updates on his plight here.

When we wrote of award-winning journalist Wael Abbas being silenced by social media platforms in February, we never suspected that those suspensions would reach beyond the internet to help silence him in real life. But, following Abbas's detention on Wednesday by police in Cairo, we now fear that decisions—and lack of...

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Amazon, Stop Powering Government Surveillance

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EFF has joined the ACLU and a coalition of civil liberties organizations demanding that Amazon stop powering a government surveillance infrastructure. Last week, we signed onto a letter to Amazon condemning the company for developing a new face recognition product that enables real-time government surveillance through police body cameras and the smart cameras blanketing many cities. Amazon has been heavily marketing this tool—called “Rekognition”—to law enforcement, and it’s already being...

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