Over the past decade, mobile technology has vastly
expanded the global reach of activists and rights defenders. As these
groups have become increasingly reliant on mobile technology, they have
also become increasingly vulnerable to attacks that seek to disrupt
their activity and operations. We’ll explore a number of Android
applications designed for and used by this community, examining a number
of best practices along the way.
Derek is the west coast lead for the Guardian Project, an effort to build secure, open-source mobile solutions for activists, journalists and human rights organizations. Focused on mobile product & project management, Derek leads application usability design, testing, training and trial management. Prior to his work at Guardian, Derek served as product manager at Peek, where he helped build and launch a nationwide low-cost mobile messaging handheld.
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