Independent observers are noting a decrease in Freedom of speech worldwide. In its 2016 report, Reporter without Borders unveils a “climate of fear and tension combined with increasing control over newsrooms by governments and private-sector interests.”, while Amnesty International’s report on the State of the World Human Rights states that “2016 was the year when the cynical use of ‘us vs them’ narratives of blame, hate and fear took on a global prominence to a level not seen since the 1930s. Too many politicians are answering legitimate economic and security fears with a poisonous and divisive manipulation of identity politics in an attempt to win votes”.
At the same time, the United Nations Statistics Division insist on the unprecedented literacy rate achieved by Mankind globally. Human beings have more and more things to say.
With this project, we present ProtestWear: a wearable DIY protest network build of inexpensive network gear and open source software. Its goal is to facilitate Freedom of Speech, enable Art sharing in countries where this Human Right is being challenged by authorities, and offer a customizable portable Anonymous Protest Network platform reliable and affordable enough to be built in third world countries and developed countries alike.
Jonathan Brossard is currently working as Principal Engineer in Product Security at Salesforce.com (San Francisco). Having published multiple security projects for over a decade, including the Rakshasa portable BIOS backdoor, research in exploit automation and proving (PMCMA), reverse engineering (Witchcraft Compiler Collection), vulnerabilities and exploits against Microsoft Bitlocker, Windows 10, IE and Edge, SAP, Truecrypt, and most BIOSes on the planet, he has presented some of his contributions to low level security at CCC, Black Hat, DEFCON, Syscan, HITB and other security conferences. On his spare time, Jonathan reviews whitepapers for the NoSuchCon (Paris) and Shakacon (Hawaii) conferences.
Jill is a Fairy from Ireland, currently living in San Francisco. Holding degrees in Industrial design from both European and American Universities, she’s one of the trending Techno DJs in the Bay Area. In her spare time, Jill still finds time to teach Yoga daily and explore new horizons such as Burning Man.