Digital Discourses
Yerry Niko Borang (Indonesia)

Keep Your Communication Private

Basic knowledge about protecting privacy in the internet.

Applications and platforms we use in the internet often collect significantly more data than we would expect in view of the offered services. Because email communication lacks end-to-end encryption, it is one of the least secure communication methods.

How can we protect ourselves?
This workshop will be hosted by Yerry Niko Borang (freelance journalist) and provides us with an introduction to anonymously using the internet. We will visit and explore a few facilities and learn about tools that are available to the public, especially the TOR network, which is free and open source for enabling anonymous communication.

Yerry Niko Borang
© Yerry Niko Borang
Yerry Niko Borang is an independent journalist based in Yogyakarta. While studying at university, in 1998 he joined the student democracy movement and produced several information bulletins. In 2004 he participated in early meetings to rebuild Indymedia Jakarta. He worked as a radio/web/video journalist for more than six years at During that time, he also worked with community radio and media networks. In 2010 he joined, a non-profit media, technology and cultural organization with a network spanning the Asia Pacific region. For a number of years he has collaborated with organizations and individuals to conduct and facilitate digital security learning events in Asia and beyond.