CloudFlare Teams Up With 15 NGOs To Protect Citizen Journalists And Activists From DDoS Attacks

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A lot of political speech now happens online, but that also makes it very vulnerable to DDoS attacks from those who don’t agree with a given viewpoint. Many of these sites are hosted by individual journalists (and citizen journalists, if you want to make that distinction) and artists, who likely don’t have the infrastructure and knowledge to protect themselves against these attacks.

To help keep these sites operating, online security and CDN service CloudFlare today announced Project Galileo, a partnership with 15 NGOs to help it identify and protect sites around the world that are under attack. These NGOs include the Access, ACUL, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the Center for Democracy and TechnologyMozilla, the Committee to Protect Journalists and the Freedom of the Press Foundation.

Among the sites already protected by the project are minority-rights organizations, LGBT groups in Africa and the Middle East, global citizen journalists and…

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