Community Call for Feedback!!

Last month, we shared that we would be updating the visual identity of SAFETAG, including the development of a new logo, color-scheme, and iconography.

Apply to Participate in Upcoming Cross-Regional Convenings!!

This year, Internews will be hosting two Cross-Regional Convenings to bring together digital security trainers, SAFETAG auditors, usability and accessibility experts, and tool developers to map privacy and security tools being used by at-risk organizations and to identify concrete ways that we can support improvements to those tools.

Bridge Usability and Organizational Security at the Internet Freedom Festival's first-ever Organizational Security Village!

Internews is pleased to host the Organizational Security Village at the Internet Freedom Festival this year. This two-day event (April 23 and 24) will bring together digital security trainers, security auditors, and other experts and practitioners for lightning talks, interactive workshops, collaborative discussions, and relevant hands-on labs and skill-shares.

UXFund: Okthanks

Okthanks, an organization focused on user experience and human-centered design, received a 9 month grant from the USABLE project to expand their capacity working with open-source privacy and security tool teams and digital security trainers around the globe.

Power to the Users -- From trainings to the UXForum and onwards.

Three years ago, I led a digital security training for independent media in Kyiv during the peak of the EuroMaidan protests.

User Testing in Digital Security Training

During our first Tool Feedback Training, we faced some natural reluctance to “complain” about a tool being trained upon, which was magnified by the effect of having a representative from the tool in the training.


Thanks to our friends over at Yahoo! for a great blog post outlining their amazing support of our work! Security and Product Design with Human Rights in Mind By Katie Shay, Legal Counsel, Business & Human Rights

Learning how to balance design and training

The USABLE team is halfway through our Tool Feedback Training process, and the first two TFTs were hugely informative. We worked with groups doing amazing work while facing widely different challenges; including censorship, targeted malware, and situations where digital security problems can become physical security ones.