Fighting the Chilling Effects of Surveillance in Protests: Strategies and Tactics for uncovering IMSI catchers, and how to stop them.
|Fighting the Chilling Effects of Surveillance in Protests: Strategies and Tactics for uncovering IMSI catchers, and how to stop them.|
|Presenter(s)||Stephanie Lacambra & Katitza Rodriguez|
|Title(s)||Criminal Defense Staff Attorney & International Rights Director, Peru|
|Organization(s)||Electronic Frontier Foundation|
|Project(s)||Fighting the Use of CSS/IMSI catchers by Law enforcment|
|Country(ies)||US, Philippines, & Peru|
|Social media||Katitza Rodríguez (@txitua)|
The use of cell site simulators/IMSI catchers from Mexico to North Dakota, from Brasil to the Black Lives Matter movement, are used to intimidate and disrupt protestors’ free expression.
In this conversation, we are going to explain what an IMSI catcher is and how it works. Then we’ll define a few telltale signs of what to look for in the context of protests that would indicate that you are being targeted by an IMSI catcher. Our aim is to stimulate a global discussion on how to document telltale interruptions in digital cell communications to prove that the government in your country is using IMSI catchers against you.
Technology is the same around the world, but the advocacy strategies will differ between different countries. We hope to work together with the audience to learn and build strategies and tactics for how to document and share this information in order to bring this issue into the public debate in your own country.
|Target Groups||journalists, activists, protestors, citizens, students, digital rights advocates|
For review prior to our session: https://www.eff.org/sls/tech/cell-site-simulators
https://www.eff.org/wp/surveillance-self-defense-international https://ssd.eff.org/en/playlist/activist-or-protester https://ssd.eff.org/en/playlist/journalist-move https://ssd.eff.org/en/playlist/journalism-student https://ssd.eff.org/en/playlist/human-rights-defender https://ssd.eff.org/en/playlist/academic-researcher