India/task force/Policy and Advocacy/January Privacy Month Campaign/2016

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About the 2016 Campaign

This year for International Data Privacy day, Mozilla India Policy and Advocacy task force planned to contribute towards making internet a safer place by spreading awareness about privacy online as well as offline. The whole campaign was organized with Zero budget, using the POWER of INTERNET to collaborate and innovate online and offline.

Introductory blog post: http://blog.mozillaindia.org/1569

Online efforts

A Tip of the day with hashtags #advocate4privacy and #privacymonth was shared for whole month of January from Twitter and Facebook channels of Mozilla India. Each tip had its related resources which were shared from twitter handle of Mozilla India Policy and Advocacy task force following each tip of the day.

The social impact created was huge which includes Total Reach of 14,339,553 and 4639 mentions. You can read about the whole social impact here: http://blog.mozillaindia.org/1611

Creation of 31 Privacy Tips and other online agendas were made by Siddhartha Rao and Ankit Mehta.

All the graphics for this year can be accessed here.

Offline efforts

Mozilla communities around the globe organized privacy focused events in their region. Total number of 47 events were organized around the world which includes communities and popup events from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Philippines and Mombasa.

Note: This number is based on the blogs, photos and information collected for individual events from different communities. The number includes registered as well as unregistered events on reps portal.

Track of all the offline activities related to Privacy month were kept by Vishal Chavan and Mayur Patil.

Impact

  • Total Reach: 14,339,553
  • Mentions: 4639
  • Social Media mentions from around the world. Some of which include mentions by Mitchell Baker, Mozilla, DuckDuckGo etc.
  • Impact report blog
Privacy Month 2016 Impact Report

Volunteers for the 2016 campaign

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    • Ankit Gadgil

Tip Of The Day Archives

This list was updated daily with Tip of the day and related posts from #privacymonth & #advocate4privacy

Date Subject Tip of the Day Related Posts
1 January 2016 Private Browsing Private Browsing to the rescue! Enable with “Ctrl + Shift + P” on Firefox https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/private-browsing Private Browsing on Firefox for android: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/private-browsing-firefox-android
Learn about Private Browsing & Tracking Protection Firefox https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/tracking-protection-pbm
What exactly is Tracking Protection in Private Browsing? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxrVsN9kkog
Tracking Protection in Firefox for android: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/tracking-protection-firefox-android
A paper on Tracking Protection in Firefox For Privacy and Performance evaluation by Georgios Kontaxis, Columbia University: http://ieee-security.org/TC/SPW2015/W2SP/papers/W2SP_2015_submission_32.pdf
2 January 2016 Cookies Firefox can disable 3rd party cookies automatically. How? https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences Cookies in a nutshell! Video explaining cookies in a fun way https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPQhME1UYQU
Cookies in a nutshell! Video explaining cookies in a fun way https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPQhME1UYQU
Firefox's new, smarter cookie policy is a privacy win for users - says EFF https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/02/firefoxs-new-smarter-cookie-policy-clear-win-users
Learn about how a Session Hijacking Attack is performed using Cookies: https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Session_hijacking_attack
3 January 2016 HTTPS HTTPS! Browse securely. Look for a green lock in the URL bar https://www.eff.org/pages/https Know more about HTTPS, its a big deal! Video explaining HTTPS concepts in a clear way: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCvPnwpWVUQ
A cool add-on for your browser, help you encrypt your communication with,websites - "HTTPS Everywhere" : https://www.eff.org/https-Everywhere
How do I tell if my connection to a website is secure? https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-tell-if-my-connection-is-secure
4 January 2016 Do Not Track (DNT) Tell sites, you do not want to be tracked. Use Firefox https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/dnt "Blur", a nice Firefox add-on that tells sites not to track you during,payments. Helps you protect your Passwords, Payments and Privacy. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/donottrackplus
Companies Pay Big Bucks to learn about you, know how? and how to stop them:,http://lifehacker.com/5887140/everyones-trying-to-track-what-you-do-on-the-web-heres-how-to-stop-them
How do 3rd party apps know what you do on the web: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2009/09/online-trackers-and-social-networks
manage your Firefox privacy settings, type about:preferences#privacy in url bar: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-turn-do-not-track-feature
5 January 2016 Forget button on Firefox Quickly delete your browsing history on Firefox https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/forget-button-quickly-delete-your-browsing-history A Blog on how Firefox Improves Privacy with History-Wiping ‘Forget’ Button: http://privacyblog.com/2015/01/13/firefox-improves-privacy-with-history-wiping-forget-button-and-duckduckgo-search-support
An awesome video tutorial about using Forget Button on Firefox by Cate Eales: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sd1DcnlaQSs
6 January 2016 Passwords Use a Passphrase NOT a password. Hear it from Edward Snowden himself. https://youtu.be/yzGzB-yYKcc 5 reasons to use Passphrases instead of Passwords: http://www.passworddragon.com/password-vs-passphrase
Here are some tips for creating a strong Passphrase: https://ssd.eff.org/en/module/creating-strong-passwords
Need a strong password, create a Passphrase its more secure #xkcd agrees https://xkcd.com/936
Create secure passwords to keep your identity safe https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/create-secure-passwords-keep-your-identity-safe
7 January 2016 Password Manager Password Manager - Remember, delete, change and import saved passwords in Firefox https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/password-manager-remember-delete-change-and-import Learn How to use Password Manager in Firefox This video explains it all : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Che4oLWQ9Y
Another blog regarding securing your logins using Password Manager in #Firefox: http://lifehacker.com/154099/geek-to-live--secure-your-saved-passwords-in-firefox
Using Master Password to secure stored login credentials in Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/use-master-password-protect-stored-logins
8 January 2016 about:permissions Manage access to each website. Type about:permissions in a new tab in your Firefox browser Using Firefox Permissions Manager: http://www.ghacks.net/2011/08/14/the-new-firefox-permissions-manager/
More on the Permission Manager on Firefox browser: http://www.thewindowsclub.com/use-setup-firefox-6-permission-manager
In #Firefox 45 you can access this for individual sites.

Right click on page, select ‘View Page Info’ and select ‘Permissions’.

9 January 2016 Pop-Up Blocker Settings Block irritating Pop-up, manage blocker settings, exceptions & troubleshooting - https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/pop-blocker-settings-exceptions-troubleshooting A Video Tutorial on how to use Pop-Up Blocker Settings in Firefox : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz08zQV_-1w
How to get rid of popups on your browser http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-Pop-Ups
10 January 2016 NoScript Addon Control your data with NoScript security suite on Firefox https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/noscript/ Allow active content to run only from sites you trust. Avoid XSS & Clickjacking attacks. Use NoScript! https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/noscript
11 January 2016 Lightbeam Addon Lightbeam shines a light on who's watching your every mouse move: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/lightbeam How Lightbeam for Firefox works? https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2013/10/25/lightbeam-for-firefox-privacy-education-for-users-open-data-for-publishers
Lightbeam tool will expose who is tracking you on the web: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/mozillas-lightbeam-tool-will-expose-who-is-looking-over-your-shoulder-on-the-web-8902269.html
Learn & Teach about online tracking visualizations, Lightbeam teaching kit by Diwanshi Pandey - https://d157rqmxrxj6ey.cloudfront.net/diwanshi/21765
A Video on What, Why and How of Lightbeam by Mozilla : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvqGy9wz_wA
An informative blog on Lightbeam for Firefox : http://www.toolwar.com/2014/02/lightbeam-for-firefox-tools.html
12 January 2016 Firefox Guest Sessions Share your Firefox with a guest. Easily lock your personal data with Guest Sessions. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/share-your-android-device-firefox-guest-session Checkout this blog about How to use Guest Session in Firefox for Android? http://ccm.net/faq/27181-firefox-for-android-how-to-open-guest-session
Video tutorial on using Guest Session in Firefox for Android : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6Ww0udnVA0
13 January 2016 Encryption Encryption is a method used to secure communication over a connection using HTTPS: searchsecurity.techtarget.com/definition/encryption A brief history about encryption by Redhat Open : https://securityblog.redhat.com/2013/08/14/a-brief-history-of-cryptography
What are the different types of encryption mechanisms? www.wisegeek.org/what-are-the-different-types-of-encryption-methods.htm
An interesting blog and discussion on why we encrypt our information online: https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2015/06/why_we_encrypt.html
14 January 2016 Control App settings Update your app settings to ensure that only limited & necessary information is exposed 6 ways to take control of your Android apps: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2980846/android/6-ways-to-take-control-of-your-android-apps.html
Guide to Google Account Privacy Settings for Students: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/11/guide-google-account-privacy-settings-students
15 January 2016 Delete unused accounts Delete unused accounts to erase your digital trail online. http://ccm.net/faq/32071-delete-your-inactive-online-accounts-with-justdelete-me Want to delete yourself from the internet? Here is how: http://www.techlicious.com/tip/how-to-delete-yourself-from-the-internet
Cleanse Your Digital Profile: Find, Delete Unused Accounts. http://www.dailyfinance.com/2015/02/10/cleanse-your-digital-profile
Simple steps to remove your Digital Footprints: https://youtu.be/U5_4Porund4
Privacy matters so does your information footprint Learn & teach about it. Teaching kit by Diwanshi Pandey

https://diwanshi.makes.org/thimble/MjAzODM2NjcyMA==/information-footprint

http://justdelete.me provides solution to enable you to easily delete your account from web services.
16 January 2016 about:config Configure your Firefox settings to maximize security from within! No add-ons needed https://www.imss.caltech.edu/node/243 How to optimize Firefox for maximum privacy? http://www.howtogeek.com/102032/how-to-optimize-mozilla-firefox-for-maximum-privacy
Make Firefox secure using the about:config feature. https://www.bestvpn.com/blog/8499/make-firefox-secure-using-aboutconfig
customize your Firefox to make it more secure and privacy focused using about:config settings

http://www.ghacks.net/overview-firefox-aboutconfig-security-privacy-preferences

17 January 2016 Tor Browser Browse the Internet safely & anonymously, Use Tor Browser https://www.torproject.org/download/download-easy.html.en cc tor project library freedom Tor Is For Everyone: Why Should One Use Tor? https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/06/why-you-should-use-tor
Have a question about Tor, here is everything about the browser : https://www.torproject.org/docs/faq.html.en
What is Tor Browser Good For? Should I use it? Answer: http://lifehacker.com/what-is-tor-and-should-i-use-it-1527891029
7 Things You Should Know About Tor: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/07/7-things-you-should-know-about-tor
Tor Relay - The more people who run relays, the faster the Tor network will be. https://www.torproject.org/docs/tor-doc-relay.html.en
18 January 2016 Phishing Attacks Avoid phishing attacks! Never click on links sent to your email via an unknown source http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/definition/phishing A video explaining What exactly a Phishing Attack is: https://youtu.be/xYZ7Sc94vmQ
How does built-in Phishing and Malware Protection work? https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-does-phishing-and-malware-protection-work
How to Help Defend Against A Phishing Attack? https://ssd.eff.org/en/module/how-avoid-phishing-attacks
10 Tips to Prevent #phishingattack : http://www.pandasecurity.com/mediacenter/security/10-tips-prevent-phishing-attacks
19 January 2016 Protect your online profile Protect your profile. Don't provide more info than what is necessary on Social Network http://www.reputation.com/blog/privacy/top-ten-reasons-keep-your-personal-information-private Best practices to protect your identity and online profile: http://www.etskb-stu.cidde.pitt.edu/blackboard/best-practice-protecting-your-identity-and-online-profile
10 ways to protect your online identity and ensure internet security: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet-security/10509121/10-ways-to-protect-your-online-identity.html
20 January 2016 Privacy friendly searches Privacy friendly searches, Duck Duck Go search, browse without being tracked https://duckduckgo.com Escape your search engine filter bubble: http://dontbubble.us DuckDuckGo
Customize your search experience DuckDuckGo on https://duckduckgo.com/settings
Google tracks you, DuckDuckGo does not, an illustration http://donttrack.us
Tricks and tips while using DuckDuckGo http://duckduckhack.com Search smarter, search faster using without being tracked.
Private Browsing Myths, how you are still tracked in private browsing mode http://privatebrowsingmyths.com/
21 January 2016 Privacy Coach Addon Privacy Coach helps you to manage your Firefox for Android privacy settings https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/android/addon/privacy-coach -
22 January 2016 Remove Metadata Remove your photographs’ metadata. Others can glean your details. http://www.howtogeek.com/203592/what-is-exif-data-and-how-to-remove-it/?PageSpeed=noscript -
23 January 2016 Firefox for IOS Now even your Apple IOS devices can be made more secure with Firefox! https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/ios Use Focus by #Firefox, a Content Blocker for #iOS - https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1055677337
24 January 2016 ATM Skimmers Save yourself from ATM frauds caused by "Skimmers". http://krebsonsecurity.com/2010/01/would-you-have-spotted-the-fraud ATM Skimmers: Separating Cruft from Craft: http://krebsonsecurity.com/2010/06/atm-skimmers-separating-cruft-from-craft
Sophisticated ATM Skimmer Transmits Stolen Data Via Text Message: http://krebsonsecurity.com/2010/06/sophisticated-atm-skimmer-transmits-stolen-data-via-text-message
25 January 2016 Enigmail Send & receive encrypted and digitally signed emails using Enigmail on Mozilla Thunderbird https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/enigmail Enigma uses gnuPG technology for encrypting emails. What is gnu Privacy Guard? https://www.gnupg.org
How to use Enigmail on Thunderbird? Here is a video tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bakOKJFtB-k
26 January 2016 Protect Email from spammers Protect Email from spammers who spoof your account: http://lifehacker.com/how-spammers-spoof-your-email-address-and-how-to-prote-1579478914 Thunderbird and end-to-end email encryption – should this be a priority? https://blog.mozilla.org/thunderbird/2015/08/thunderbird-and-end-to-end-email-encryption-should-this-be-a-priority
27 January 2016 Virtual Private Networks (VPN) Start using Virtual Private Networks for accessing sites: http://lifehacker.com/5940565/why-you-should-start-using-a-vpn-and-how-to-choose-the-best-one-for-your-needs 5 ways to protect and hide your email to stop receiving spam: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-ways-to-protect-hide-your-email-to-stop-receiving-spam
What is Virtual Private Network? https://www.whatismyip.com/what-is-a-vpn
8 advantages of using VPNs: http://www.ibvpn.com/2010/02/8-advantages-of-using-vpn
How does VPN work? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFg7TSwVcL4
Why use Tor with a VPN service? https://www.ivpn.net/privacy-guides/why-use-tor-with-a-vpn-service
28 January 2016 Update Software Update your Software! mzl.la/update It’s International Data Privacy Day: Help us Build a Better Internet. https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2016/01/27/its-international-data-privacy-day-help-us-build-a-better-internet/
This Data Privacy Day: Take Charge of Your Family’s Privacy. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/01/data-privacy-day-take-charge-your-familys-privacy
Do-it-yourself House Rules for Online Privacy: https://www.priv.gc.ca/youth-jeunes/t-v/plan/index1_e.asp
29 January 2016 Proxies Use Proxy Servers to browse privately and securely. www.proxy.org What is a proxy server and how does it work? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qU0PVSJCKcs&feature=youtu.be
Here's a complete description of a proxy server and its working: http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/proxy-server
30 January 2016 Firewalls Use Firewall to protect your computer from unwanted data and viruses. http://www.surfnetkids.com/tech/1173/what-is-a-firewall-and-why-is-it-important -
31 January 2016 Teach Privacy Teach privacy to people around you and keep spreading awesomeness https://teach.mozilla.org/activities/privacy-basics Learn how to teach privacy, 10 principle and more: http://teachingprivacy.org

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