Cryptoparty - Protect Your Online Privacy in the Age of Mass Surveillance

The Snowden revelations have shown us how our everyday communication is monitored and all our online activities are tracked. It's time to find out how to protect our online communication and maintain our right to privacy.

At the Cryptoparty, you can learn how to browse the internet anonymously, encrypt your emails and chat securely. Tech facilitators will explain how surveillance works and how we all can protect ourselves. They will teach useful tools such as TOR, PGP and OTR. If you bring your laptop, you will be able to install and learn these tools step by step.

Cryptoparties are open to everyone, from complete beginners to technical experts. They provide practical tips to activists, lawyers, journalists, doctors, social media users and occasional email and internet users to understand how to protect their documents, emails and passwords from
being accessed.

In an informal workshop setting we will share skills and knowledge on how to communicate securely over the internet. If you're an advanced cryptography user and would like to volunteer at the event by sharing your skills with others, please just leave us a comment below.

This Cyptoparty is organised by the Open Rights Group - a campaign for civic rights and freedom of expression in digital environments.

If you want to attend but don't wish to use MeetUp, please email cardiff at openrightsgroup dot org.

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  • Jaymie T.

    A good start. I was pleased to be able to finally understand PGP email encryption, although disappointed I couldn't simultaneously be at the TOR browsing session (looking forward to that next month).

    Now the first session has established some structure, I look forward to enjoying the second session.

    2 · May 12

  • Arne H.

    Thanks everyone for coming! I think it was a good session. Watch this space for future Cryptoparties and other events!

    2 · May 11

  • Chris P.

    Hi all, was good to meet y'all yesterday, looking forward to more Cardiff CryptoParties ;-)

    1 · May 11

    • Esko R.

      Thanks for coming and sharing your knowledge Chris, it was a brilliant session. We do need more of these.

      1 · May 11

  • Gareth D.

    Hiya guys. I have had to cancel due to work commitments. Hope you have a good day..gutted I cant come. Is there another one taking place in S.Wales or could I have a copy of the handouts..?

    May 9

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