Local Tech Activists Advise You to NOT Use a Computer?
Today the EFF released a guide called "Surveillance Self-Defense International." The guide is exactly what it sounds like: a six-step manual that helps online dissenters living in authoritarian regimes cover their digital tracks and try to remain anonymous.
This is complicated stuff for a lay person. Do you know what Tor Bridge is? (Somewhere in here is a joke about trolls.) But perhaps most striking about the succinct missive is suggestion No. 3, which cautions the reader to "Choose the Least Risky Communication Channels," meaning that "Talking in person is usually the safest way to speak (unless others are watching you, or your location is bugged)." In other words, the high-tech, online experts advise you to have a cup of coffee and chat face to face.
Check out the manual here and also pick up some tips on how you can use your technical prowess to help people abroad.