Friday, June 14, 2019

How Trustwire and VPN are Tools in Protecting Human Rights

How VPN and Trustwire are tools in protecting human rights

While most people champion the cause of human rights, those who defend human rights are increasingly under threat. Common methods of communication for investigative journalists, human rights lawyers, and activists are being targeted.

Sensitive communications, as well as other identifying information is being compromised and endangering the lives of people fighting the abuses of oppressive regimes. But, there are a few ways activists can preserve their privacy, and therefore, their safety. Let’s take a look at how VPN and Trustwire are tools in protecting human rights.

The Issue

According to the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), 94 journalists were killed in 2018. In 2017, the number was 82. Afghanistan and Mexico top the list of the most dangerous place to be a journalist, but even the United States lost 5 journalists last year.

In the Phillipines, 34 lawyers have been killed since they elected Duterte in 2016. According to the New York Times, spyware allowed those responsible for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi track his location. Apparently, this type of surveillance is not uncommon. To those who challenge the legitimacy of some government’s actions, electronic communications can be a threat to their survival.

How VPN and Trustwire Are Tools in Protecting Human Rights

While a government with seemingly inexhaustible resources may seem like an insurmountable
How Trustwire and VPN are Tools in Protecting Human Rights
challenge, there are simple things that can be done. For one thing, a VPN service can preserve the privacy of individuals online.

Look for a VPN that combines both a privacy and security focus. In this way, a VPN, or virtual private network, can be a tool in protecting human rights.

Take into account the jurisdiction of your VPN to understand if that government will be tracking your data. Still, a VPN can ensure the privacy of those who may be subject to surveillance.

Similarly, Trustwire uses encryption that is as strong as the encryption the US government uses. Beyond this, there are no backdoors in the encryption technology used by Trustwire—so Trustwire can’t access your data even if we wanted to.

Trustwire allows journalists, activists, and other human rights defenders to communicate and share files without risking them being intercepted. What’s more, Trustwire does not track your usage, access, location, or the websites you’ve visited before accessing Trustwire.

No information given to Trustwire will ever be sold or analyzed. We are committed to the absolute privacy of our users.

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