Guides and Tools

This library of "DemTools" consists of software, approaches, toolkits and guides that DemTech regards as trusted technology-related resources for the democracy community. It is not meant to be comprehensive, but rather a curated list of tools and resources known by DemTech experts to be valuable for enabling democratic actors to conduct their work in a safe, reliable, and cost effective way.

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An anti-malware software for Microsoft Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS. Bitdefender offers a free version that provides strong basic anti-virus capabilities for Windows, macOS, and Android devices. Paid versions of Bitdefender offer extra features and are also available for iPhones.

Date Updated: Nov 18, 2021

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Authy is a free two-factor authentication application that works on both iPhone and Android. It allows users to generate time-based one-time passcodes, even without access to internet, that they can type into their login prompt to complete the two-factor authentication process.

Date Updated: Nov 18, 2021

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Project Galileo

Cloudflare is a content delivery network provider that secures websites against security breaches and distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Such attacks are commonly used to make sites inaccessible to the public. Through Project Galileo, Cloudflare makes these enterprise-grade protection services available for free to at-risk public interest websites at no cost. Qualifying organizations can apply directly on the Project Galileo website, or through a sponsoring organization like NDI.

Date Updated: Nov 18, 2021

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Municipal Digital Transformation Guidebook

This guidebook aims to help municipal leaders with the drive to embark on digital transformation programs design, implement, and manage successful technology projects.

Date Updated: Nov 18, 2021

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A tool designed to provide women who participate in politics with a confidential way to assess their individual security and make a plan to increase their safety.

Date Updated: Nov 18, 2021

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An encrypted desktop-based password manager that allows users to set up a vault on their device to secure their passwords and other sensitive information, protected by one primary password. KeyPass is open-source and free to use.

Date Updated: Nov 18, 2021

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Google Authenticator

Google Authenticator is a free two-factor authentication application that works on both iPhone and Android. It allows users to generate time-based one-time passcodes, even without access to internet, that they can type into their login prompt to complete the two-factor authentication process.

Date Updated: Nov 18, 2021

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Google Advanced Protection Program

A service that allows Google users (people with Gmail/Google accounts) to adopt enhanced security setting on their accounts. Users with high visibility and sensitive information stored in their Google accounts should strongly consider enrolling in Advanced Protection. Enrollment is free for any Google account, but does require the use of physical security keys.

Date Updated: Nov 17, 2021

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Countering Disinformation Guide

A guide to promoting information integrity. This living project provides an outline of what’s being done to address the challenge in key areas and provides a searchable database of the organizations around the world engaged in making the digital landscape safe for democracy.

Date Updated: Nov 16, 2021

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Mapbox is a company that offers one most-used digital mapping tools in the world, making geo-referenced data more easy to understand across hundreds of thousands of websites and mobile phone applications. Mapbox is a significant contributor to open-source mapping libraries and applications.

Date Updated: Oct 28, 2021

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Google Translate

Google's free service instantly translates words, phrases, and web pages between over 100 languages.

Date Updated: Oct 18, 2021

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Tella is a mobile data collection application for Android by Horizontal. Tella was designed from the ground up for security, and allows users to hide and encrypt sensitive material in a secure container on their mobile device, and securely send this material to the servers of the organization or partner they're working with when they have internet access.

Date Updated: Oct 08, 2021

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Open311 is a form of technology that provides open channels of communication for issues that concern public space and public services. Primarily, Open311 refers to a standardized protocol for location-based collaborative issue-tracking.

Date Updated: Oct 05, 2021

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Fact checking bot system for LINE.

Date Updated: Sep 22, 2021

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Google Dialogflow

A natural language understanding platform created by Google to design and integrate a conversational user interface into mobile apps, web applications, devices, bots, interactive voice response systems and related uses.

Date Updated: Sep 22, 2021

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An online media monitoring tool that enables tracking of both social and traditional media platforms.

Date Updated: Sep 22, 2021

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Tool for scraping content from websites/social media for analysis.

Date Updated: Sep 22, 2021

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A simple website builder that doesn't require the ability to write code. Integrates well with AWS and Cloudflare.

Date Updated: Sep 14, 2021

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Open Internet Democracy Initiative

A set of principles for an open internet and global network designed to empower and improve the digital rights literacy of activists and civil society organizations in the Global South.

Date Updated: Aug 31, 2021

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Open Election Data Initiative

An initiative that applies open data principles to the context of elections. The Initiative contains two main components:
- The Election Data Guide outlines which open data principles are most important in elections.
- The Election Data Academy helps civic actors use and analyze available data.

Date Updated: Aug 31, 2021