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ONO is your robotic friend who is plugged into the digital world. The world of internet, email, mobile phones, Facebook, Twitter….

Do you use these for your work or at home?
Do you understand the digital traces you leave behind?

Follow ONO on his adventures, and get some answers to these and other questions you might have about computers, mobile devices, internet and various communication and information services.

With ONO’s help, you can get the best of these new technologies, understand the risks, and minimise them.

ONO is also Tactical Tech’s partner on the animation series Survival in the Digital Age.


This series of animated films aims to raise awareness about the digital traces we leave behind. Its main aim is to engage people in better understanding the information and communications technologies they are using, so that they can decide when and if they want to take risks.

Survival in the Digital Age also raises broader questions about privacy, freedom of expression and access to information, three critical issues directly linked to fundamental freedoms. As an organisation working at the meeting point of advocacy and technology, Tactical Tech finds these issues essential to anyone using technologies to facilitate and strengthen their advocacy work.

The risks for advocates and independent journalists working on sensitive issues are not as simple to navigate as they once were. In the past, when using a telephone, individuals knew the risks they were taking and worked around them accordingly. But now with communications technologies – such as mobile phones, email or social networking websites – so much is hidden and unclear about how they work, who can see and access the data, and who owns it, that advocates are no longer able to calculate their own risks. This often leads them to have a false sense of security and unknowingly taking risks, or be too afraid to use these potentially powerful tools at all. Numerous independent journalists, advocates and their networks working on human rights issues, anti-corruption and environmental abuses, have been compromised as a result of this, in some cases leading to serious consequences.

There is a high level of misinformation about these risks which creates confusion, and people either assume the risks don’t apply to them, or mistakenly believe the solutions require advanced technical expertise.

Survival in the Digital Age serves as a practical, visual and fun resource for learning about a subject that can make people feel paranoid or just technically overwhelmed.


When creating the story for the animations, we wanted to find a character who could see the layers behind information and could explore different devices and actions. The creation stories of many super-heros involve experiments gone awry (e.g. the Incredible Hulk, Hellboy and others), which adds a personal history to motivate their current convictions.

ONO’s creation involves him being programmed as a scanning and monitoring robot to report to his mad-scientist creator(s), but a temporary malfunction means he is rejected and discarded. With his abilities intact, he decides to utilise his skills – to see the layers of information behind technical devices and interactions – to benefit others. He decides to use his abilities that were created for bad purposes for good and gives people a series of tips along the way.

ONO is here to help you use digital technologies, and to use them safely and securely.