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Hacks/Hackers Toronto: Security Edition

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Part of a Canada-wide series of events, we have a special evening focused on teaching and discussing security in journalism.

We'll have two talks lined up, as well as a a panel, and a chance to get help installing security tools on your computer. Be sure to bring your laptop.


Security research Kaite Stapleton will discuss common biases and fallacies when covering security and privacy issues in the news

Ryan Dochuk ( from TunnelBear will discuss building usable and accessible security tools and how journalists in newsrooms use TunnelBear

Matt Frehner ( will moderate a panel about the Globe and Mail implementing SecureDrop with Colin Freeze ( and Kevin O'Gorman (

Come out for a drink up with others who are interested in, are working with, and/or are affected by the ways new media is changing the creation, dissemination, presentation and business of journalism.

You might learn something new, have a disagreement, find what you know is a big help to someone, get an idea, make a new friend, have a nice time, or have one too many.

All are welcome: hacks and hackers, data journalists and scientists, open data and gov aficionados, students and academics, beginners and pros, venture capitalists and paupers, teetotallers and barflies. Bring your colleagues, and feel free to cross post this invitation with any group that could be relevant to the conversation.


See you there,
Leon & the Hacks/Hackers Toronto Team