Tactical Tech currently works in three thematic areas:
Privacy focuses on data, privacy and profiling. Our primary project in this area is Me and My Shadow.
Digital security builds digital security awareness and skills. Our main project in this area is Security in-a-box, which also supports our digital security trainings.
Info activism explores new forms of finding, creating and representing evidence. Our biggest project here is Exposing the Invisible.
MATERIALS AND RESOURCES / WORKSHOPS, TRAININGS AND EVENTS
Through our work with groups and individuals - human rights defenders, accountability and transparency advocates, independent journalists, activist groups and others - we have created and co-created a range of materials and resources over the years. These generally take the form of online toolkits, printed guides, and films and animations.
We continue to be actively engaged with the communities we work with, through workshops, trainings and events, and of course through collaboration with local partners, and this in turn informs our materials.
ADAPTATION AND TRANSLATION
All of our materials are licensed under Creative Commons licensing, so that they may be shared and used as widely as possible. We also welcome (and encourage!) adaptations and translations.
A lot of our materials are available in multiple langauges; much of this translation has been done by volunteers. If you'd like to translate any of our materials into your own language, please get in touch!
Efficiency and madness
An essay exploring the concept of technofixes - the use of data and technology to solve social, environmental and political problems.
Me and my shadow [key project]
Me and My Shadow
Our data our selves
A new project exploring how data affects activism, political processes, and you.
A data-day in london
A poster visualising the privacy terms and conditions of the products and services we use day to day.
Data detox kit
An 8-day guide towards a healthier, more in control digital self.
Data investigation camp 2017
The Data Investigation Camp was held in Perast, Montenegro between the 20th and 24th of July 2017.
The glass room london
Coming to London from 25 October - 12 November, 2017. The Glass Room is a pop-up shop with a twist: a space for reflection, experimentation and play on how we live our lives online.
Security in-a-box [key project]
Exposing the invisible [key project]
Exposing the Invisible Film Series
Women's bodies on digital battlefields
A short summary in English of an 18 month long study of Latin American and Caribbean pro-choice activists' resistance to attacks online and offline.
Llamada abierta para el instituto de género y tecnología en latinoamerica / 18-22 junio 2018
Open call for the Gender and Technology Institute in Latin America / 18th - 22nd June 2018
The glass room nyc
The Glass Room is a pop-up shop with a twist: a space for reflection, experimentation and play on how we live our lives online. The Glass Room NYC took place between November 29th and December 18th 2016.
Architectures of online harassment
Tactical Tech's Gender & Tech project hosted a workshop with Caroline Sinders to explore what design thinking approaches could tell us about understanding online harassment. Here, Maya Ganesh writes about this workshop in two parts.
Nervous systems: quantified life and the social question
An exhibition in collaboration with Berlin's Haus der Kulturen der Welt, co-curated by Stephanie Hankey, Marek Tuszynski and Anselm Franke. Exhibition: 11 March - 9 May 2016.
Digital security in human rights
Looking at how human rights defenders learn about and adopt digital security practices.
Other than women: exploring harassment and difference online
A Satellite Session at Rightscon by Tactical Tech
An informal space for activists, technologists, artists and researchers to present their works-in-progress.
A strategy manual to help human rights defenders maintain their well-being in action.
Summary of papers and journal articles published in the last few years.
A collection of digital security training materials - videos, toolkits, guides - by us and others.
A series of animations on encryption/decryption tool GNU Privacy Guard (GPG)
Cert check me
helps you understand security warnings and evaluate the risks involved if you choose to override them.
Digital security trainings [2005-]
Visualising information for advocacy
Visualising Information for Advocacy
Digital security for environmental rights defenders in sub-saharan africa
Digital Security tools and tactics for Environmental Rights Defenders in sub-Saharan Africa.
Marginalisation, activism and the flip sides of digital technologies
Looking at the risks and barriers perceived by two specific communities of activists.
Ono digital security game
Game for digital security training.
Digital security: tools and tactics for the lgbti community in the middle east and north africa
Security in a Box Community Focus: Arabic-speaking LGBT Community
Gender and tech institute
Privacy advocacy and digital security from a gender perspective.
Returning to tech after online harassment
How does our relationship with technology change following an online attack?
Women's rights campaigning info-activism toolkit
Women's Rights Campaigning Info-activism Toolkit
Sexuality, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and the internet
Tactical Tech has guest-edited an annual journal produced by policy group ARROW. This year, the journal focus on sexual and reproductive health and rights, and the internet.
Who is tracking you when you read news articles online?
How we develop guides
Case study contributed to the book Agents of Alternatives (2015)
Chapter contributed to the book "Diversity & Design: understanding the Hidden Consequences" (2014)
Tactical Tech's Creative Agency for Advocacy.
Why are houses collapsing in egypt?
Why are houses collapsing in Egypt?
The info-activism how-to guide
Info-Activism How-to Guide
Info-activism camp 2013
School of data courses
The School of Data
Evidence and influence micro-magazine
4 issues compiling multimedia stories about and by the participants at Tactical Tech's Info-Activism Camp 2013.
10 tactics unstitched
10 Tactics Unstitched grew out of our original film and deck of cards, illustrating the concepts and practices of information-activism.
Drawing by numbers
Drawing by Numbers
10 tactics remixed
Ten Tactics Remixed
Survival in the digital age: ono robot
Survival in the Digital Age
Sex worker voices
Sex Worker Voices
The land matrix
The Land Matrix
Arabic info-activism cards
Ten Tactics: Cards in Arabic
Keeping your site alive
Keeping Your Site Alive
Learn about tor
Tor's Hidden Services
Exploring the issue of e-waste in Delhi.
Products of slavery
Products of Slavery
Flash training materials
Flash Training Materials
Noir digital security films
Noir Digital Security Films
Visualising women's rights in the arab world
Visualising Women's Rights in the Arab World
Maps for advocacy
Maps for Advocacy
The 10 Tactics project was launched in 2009 with a film on how digital technologies can be used to create meaningful change.
Info-activism camp 2009
The Info-Activism Camp was held in Bangalore, India between the 19th and 25th of February 2009
Source camps: 2003-2009
From 2005 to 2009 we co-hosted seven Source Camps in Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe, based on our Source Camp methodology published in 2003.
Mobiles in-a-box was a toolkit published in 2008, designed to help advocacy organisations use mobile technology in their work.
The quick 'n easy guide to online advocacy
An introduction to online services that were quick to use and easy to understand. Published in 2008.
The original in-a-box series of toolkits, including the Base, Audio Visual, Security, and Open Publishing editions. Launched in 2003.
Tools and tactics for communicating your cause. Released in 2008.
Source camp replication materials
A detailed methodology for running Source Camps, focused on promoting the use of free and open source software for non-profits. Published in 2003.