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

Marcin de Kaminski marcin at
Sun Dec 2 04:02:43 PST 2012

The demand for _real_ names in Tunis was not related specifically to the
Cryptoparty, but rather to the OpenITP event afaik?


Asher Wolf skrev 2012-12-02 12:57:
> London Cryptoparty specifically pointed out the usefulness of pseudonyms
> if signing up for an event, on their wikipage.
> On 2/12/12 6:59 AM, Bernard Tyers - ei8fdb wrote:
>> - 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.
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