Protecting Free Expression

For many human rights or media organisations working across the world, maintaining secure communications and digital technologies against abuse is a difficult task. Distributed denial-of-service attacks (DDoS) are one way of shutting up organisations by making their websites and services unavailable for a period of time. Google is trying out a new tool called Project Shield, which aims to protect NGOs from DDoS attacks. At the moment, you need to apply to be eligible for Project Shield, but any NGO doing sensitive or unwelcome work at risk of DDoS may wish to take a look at the project site for more information.