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Willow B
  • Class - all the classes have their notes taken on the hackpad
  • Events - where countersurveillance DiscoTechs and Hackathons are happening, mainly on March 1+2, 2014. You'll notice the Countersurveillance Hackathon Event Template - if you start an event, filling in this template will ensure all the odds and ends of organizing are taken care of for a smoothly running event.
 
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A: RightsCon is in San Fransisco where EFF is located. If you are there and have questions about surveillance self-defense.
 
 
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1. Clarify: ask questions of clarification about the work 
  • ove already have stories of infiltration that are recorded/produced?
  • Do you, or SoMove, have a definition of 'Inflitrated?' +1 +1 +1 +1
Willow B
  • Will the feed be curated at all?
Wang Y
  • What kind of impact do you want to achieve?
Aditi M
  • Can you talk more about how you will be organizing these stories aside from time, place, and tags?
2. Value: Comment on the strengths of the work
Willow B
  • Solidarity is hard! This can help.
Saul T
  • Infiltration is often done to divide. This helps to inoculate against that++
Chrislene D
  • Storytelling
Jeffrey W
  • User personae were compelling 
3. Concerns: comment on your concerns about the work
schock.one@gmail.com
  • How will the stories be gathered/recorded? +1 +1 
  • Who will review incoming stories?
Willow B
  • FOIA requests can put personal information in the public domain. There are other ways of seeing if there are files which still respect privacy. EFF can help with this. +1
Saul T
  • FOIA requests won't surface any information about ongoing investigations +1
Becky H
  • Form: Concerned that people will not trust/use the form. How can you make clear on the form, what the value of sharing your story about infiltration is?
Chrislene D
  • Visuals-not many pictures or maps
Wang Y
  • Do we need a secure channel to report the news?
Saul T
  • The NSA doesn't actually infiltrate groups, it collects "signals intelligence." It leaves infiltration to other intelligence agencies.
schock.one@gmail.com
  • Worried about 'platform building.' Suggest using Wordpress or existing tools.
Paulina H
  • How much do you plan to have built by the end of the semester?
4. Suggest: Make suggestions for improving the work
schock.one@gmail.com
  • Rather than build a new platform, use an existing platform if possible! +1  +1 +1 +1
  • Start by telling us who SoMove is! +1
Aditi M
  • Frame the infiltration problem better - tell the story of the issue more in the beginning
schock.one@gmail.com
  • If SoMove has any stories already recorded (video/audio), try starting from that existing content and build its presentation from there - this would also shape which layout to go for
Willow B
  • Way to link various groups/methods infiltrating (can we see a trend?) - IE, I like Layout 3.
  • Make it clear what the process is for stories being included, especially if it seems crowd-sourced. +1
 
  • UYC
Becky H goals: create a platform that helps UYC to use the collection of stories and data as a body of evidence backing their policy recommendations
1. Clarify: ask questions of clarification about the work 
schock.one@gmail.com
  • Why would we need geotags? If we need school names, use school names?
Saul T
  • If this project were wildly successful, how would schools be different? +1
Miho K
  • Who would be reading the compiled texts etc.?
Becky H
  • How are students currently sharing these stories? Are they? With whom?
Sean F
  • Can students use app to share via social media?
Jeffrey W
  • Was noh8 an existing project or something you're proposing?
2. Value: Comment on the strengths of the work
schock.one@gmail.com
  • Really like the Selfie design candidate +1 +1+1 +1 +1 +1
Paulina H
  • +1 seems feasible and fun!
Becky H
  • YAY that this came from talking with students +1
Chrislene D
  • Teens love instagram! 
Aditi M
  • Great user personae
Wang Y
  • Great prototype / graphic design - making the process enjoyable
Pia Z
  • It's nice that the students will be able to share their stories. 
Wang Y
  • Good consideration of user scenario - collect data after school. +1
Willow B
  • I really like the "knowing if it was legit or not" so far as official action
Evan H
  • Looking at real use is the best way to determine value in what you build.
3. Concerns: comment on your concerns about the work
schock.one@gmail.com
  • Like the selfie idea, but concerned about retribution against students +1 +1
Sean F
Becky H
  • will the school retaliate against students and how will UYC support students who take this risk? +1
Jeffrey W
  • Will students be willing to tell a compelling story via text message, could email also work? +1 +1 +1
Becky H
  • Can you use this as a way of movement building/informing students about UYC and organizing together?
  • What is UYC's ongoing capacity to maintain the app and to process contributions
4. Suggest: Make suggestions for improving the work
schock.one@gmail.com
  • The Instagram / Social Campaign idea is very strong, strongest idea. Think about how it can be used to also satisfy UYC's goals around data - may not be incompatible. For example, you can use in-body messages or hashtags to answer survey questions +1
Wei-Wei L
  • instagram campaign could just be a way to engage users to answer surveys and stuff and used in conjunction with another survey app or something
schock.one@gmail.com
  • Earlier we talked about the trucks/bodegas where people leave phones. Any way to bring that back in.
Aditi M
  • Get more specific about personae - or the different ways each personae use the app
Becky H
  • Make clear how reports/stories will contribute to campaigns/weakening of school to prison pipeline +1
Willow B
  • Have a way to see what initiatives are going on, plug into them
Sean F
  • Consult a social scientist when developing your survey to ensure that data can be used in academic publications. This will be tricky too because in order to use the data in publications you'll need consent forms, etc.
Paulina H
  • Also IRB approval
Saul T
  • And the students may be minors so you'll need parental consent
Jeffrey W
  • Tradeoff between ease of use and useful data seems hard, maybe look into existing projects that gather/collect strong data but also are usable for the specific demographic.
Willow B
  • From Neo: push notification might work better than text message if students have smart phones
Aditi M
  • The problem you are addressing is really critical and can be explained better - maybe even though a personal story in the beginning
 
 
  • MACLU/GP
1. Clarify: ask questions of clarification about the work 
Jude M
  • How will you be able to tell that a cell tower belongs to one of the agencies?
Willow B
  • Need clarity in what it is to "collect data with your phone" - I think you mean make it clear what "legit" towers are, which I love. +1
2. Value: Comment on the strengths of the work
Becky H
  • Great! introducing your partners and their work. +1 +1+1 +1
Aditi M
  • Really glad you gave an overview of this problem - well done +1++1
Becky H
  • Yay sharing your team values! +1 +1 +1
Wang Y
  • Build awareness & focus on regulation +1
schock.one@gmail.com
  • Nice job with the user personae +1+1
  • Really nice overview of training your device, then comparing to look for any new tower
Saul T
  • SPIDEY is a good name +1 +1+1 +1
 
3. Concerns: comment on your concerns about the work
Willow B
  • Passive is both awesome for crowd sourcing, bad for infiltration.
schock.one@gmail.com
  • If you centralize the source, someone could spoof the source
Miho K
  • I know that the user personae is limited to those who are interested in this issue, but what would they do after they find out about the unknown cell tower? Is there any way to prevent it? +1
Daniel W
  • How easy is it for them to mask the towers?
Becky H
  • What would you do with fake crowdsourced reports? How could you keep the data clean?
Willow B
  • How do people find out about the application?
Evan H
  • Aren't there stealth IMSI catchers?
Chrislene D
  • What ways can we react to finding out we are being spied on? 
4. Suggest: Make suggestions for improving the work
schock.one@gmail.com
  • Consider sharing publicly when an IMSI catcher is found - via FB, twitter, with a hashtag? +1
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