Backslash – OTG and Protest kit set.

some time last autumn i found backslash.cc

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As part of their Masters Thesis at NYU, Pedro Olivera and Xuedl Chen designed and built a series of components for a Protester’s kit.

  1. A Bandana to defend against facial recognition technologies
  2. An Off-grid Router
  3. a “Panic Button” to alert other users that an area is becoming dangerous/compromised
  4. a Drive to store crowd-loaded imagery/video whilst at the same time anonymising any meta-data
  5. a signal jammer to enable users to shoot video/take pictures with mobile devices without the risk of external compromisation by surveillance devices etc.
  6. a good old graffiti stencil to alert users that an area is possibly compromised by state surveillance devices

“the modern protester believes that connectivity is a basic human right”

just go to the site,  follow @backslashcc on twitter or tweet using the hashtag #backslash

sadly, there are no plans to commercially or otherwise mass produce this equipment, it’s inspiration for anyone with the maker skills to put it together.