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[liberationtech] CryptoParty in Tunis tomorrow (Saturday, 1st December)

Bernard Tyers - ei8fdb ei8fdb at
Sat Dec 1 11:59:47 PST 2012

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- From memory (anyone knowing the please correct me if I am wrong) but the London Cryptoparty which was held in the Google Campus also required real names for "health and safety" reasons. This didn't stop people from signing-up with fake e-mail addresses and names. (Of course not something I would suggest!)

On 1 Dec 2012, at 14:01, Julian Oliver wrote:

> ..on Sat, Dec 01, 2012 at 10:31:25AM +0000, dan jones wrote:
>>>> You may be aware that a previous event called CryptoParty was
>>>> organized during the OpenITP Tech Summit on 27th November.
>>>> However, the organizers required people to give their real ID in
>>>> order to participate, requirement that was considered as not
>>>> acceptable by a number of people, including people from the Tunis
>>>> hackerspace.
>>> It sucks that it turned out this way. I didn't want to at all, and
>>> I was looking forward to meeting Hackerspace TN folks, but I
>>> totally get why you were turned off by the name policy. I probably
>>> would be too in the same situation.
>> Could someone explain why there was a name policy? I am having trouble
>> imagining why?
> Well it's quite absurd really, given one of the primary concerns addressed at
> Crypto Parties is protecting the right to anonymity.
> -- 
> Julian Oliver
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