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Fwd: Crypto-Party

From: Shanta S.
Sent on: Monday, July 8, 2013 2:53 PM
We hosted a rally to Restore the Fourth @ the Capitol, last week:
about 250 people showed up, and almost a hundred signed up for more

So, we have planned a Crypto-Party for follow-up:
Sunday, July 14th, 2013, from 2-6pm
@ The Moose Lodge #1735
2103 E. M. Franklin Ave.
Austin, TX[masked]

We intend to discuss options for protection from online surveillance
during this *free* crypto-party!

This will be a hands-on training. We will be downloading and using
security software to help defend our privacy online. We welcome all
levels of participation, from those who are just learning, to those
who can help teach.

The Moose Lodge has a bar and some snacks will be provided. We
encourage attendees to bring a few extra dollars to help Moose Lodge
cover the expense of electricity and tip your bartender!

Here's our working schedule, in development...
12/12:30-2:00--Organ­izer arrival, begin setup
2-2:30--Meet & greet, gather contacts at table, music, snacks, etc.
2:30-3:00--Intro, overview of internet
3-4:00--Mail (Thunderbird, enigmail) & GPG
4-5:00--Tor, DNS, web security, chat (OTR, etc)
5-5:45--Red phone & mobile security
5:45-6:00--Outro, announcements (future events, etc.)
6-7:00--Break down, clean-up, counting donations and giving them to
bartender & Moose Lodge


Here's the collaboratively edited CryptoParty handbook...­

Although, as a comment in this boing boing post references

There are experts, like Jacob Applebaum­
who are still extremely skeptical of certain security measures
suggested in this text (for one, he warns against PPTP)...

Stay alert, trust but verify, and keep your skepticism handy!

Here's a Q & A workshop with Jacob Appelbaum, on mobile phone
security, cellphone forensics, state repression and surveillance..
from a little over a year ago, but still rather relevant

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