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Inaugural Jewish Tech Meetup w/ Nick Merrill

Hosted by NYC Jewish Tech Meetup

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Join us for our first Jewish Tech Meetup at Makom Hadash, the premier co-working space for innovative Jewish organizations in NYC.

Our guest speaker will be the Calyx Institute (http://www.calyxinstitute.org/)'s Nicholas Merrill. A vocal Jewish progressive, Nick was the Internet service provider who heroically challenged the National Security Letters provision to the USA PATRIOT Act and spent six years under gag order for refusing to violate his customers' privacy. He was unable to discuss the ordeal with even his own family. Read his incredible story in The New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/10/business/media/10link.html) and watch his Democracy Now! interview (http://www.democracynow.org/2010/8/11/gagged_for_6_years_nick_merrill). Then join us June 16 to hear from Nick about Internet privacy, security and social change movements, and why the Jewish community needs to take seriously the threat that government intrusion and secrecy pose to personal freedom.

Light, kosher refreshments will be served.

About the NYC Jewish Tech Meetup

Discover what's happening at the intersection of Jewish life and technology at this monthly gathering of Jewish technology professionals. The NYC Jewish Tech Meetup offers guest speakers, networking opportunities, and seasonal hackathons. Connect with your peers, hear the latest from the field, and explore opportunities for collaboration.