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

Collin Anderson collin at averysmallbird.com
Sun Dec 2 08:56:57 PST 2012


Please elaborate on how requiring a real name endangered Tunisian activists.

On Sunday, December 2, 2012, Nadim Kobeissi <nadim at nadim.cc> wrote:
> If by "fumble" you mean "endangering Tunisian activists at the behest of
a U.S. Government agency," then we just might be on the right page.
> If OpenITP doesn't want to be misinterpreted, they would do better to
publish a blog post on these circumstances instead of hushing them up.
> NK
> On 2012-12-02, at 5:30 PM, Collin Anderson <collin at averysmallbird.com>
wrote:
>
> The event organizers made an unfortunate mistake in trying to reach out
to the public. The problem was that there were sensitivities concurrent to
the event. The real names policy was to try to ensure that certain people
were not subject to harassment or surveillance. As an attendee it was clear
OpenITP was trying hard not to hold an event in Tunisia that ignored the
environment that it entered. Unfortunately this attempted outreach clearly
backfired. I would call out malicious intent if it existed, but in this
case it was an issue of exigent circumstances and unpredictable conditions
that made a fumble look like a conspiracy.
>
> On Sunday, December 2, 2012, Nadim Kobeissi <nadim at nadim.cc> wrote:
>> I have a meeting with personnel from State next week and I will be
certainly raising this issue.
>>
>> NK
>>
>>
>> On Sun, Dec 2, 2012 at 5:07 PM, Asher Wolf <asherwolf at cryptoparty.org>
wrote:
>>>
>>> The ideals of Cryptoparty include the protection of personal privacy.
>>> This is why this situation is so worrying.
>>>
>>> Asher
>>>
>>> On 3/12/12 2:03 AM, Nadim Kobeissi wrote:
>>> > Betrayal of the ideals of Cryptoparty? That is the very least of my
>>> > worries. What I'm worried about is why is USAID coercing Tunisian
activists
>>> > to give up their names and personal data?!
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > NK
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > On Sun, Dec 2, 2012 at 5:00 PM, Asher Wolf <asherwolf at cryptoparty.org
>wrote:
>>> >
>>> >> If there was a real name policy - regardless of whether it was a
front
>>> >> or who collected the names - it was a betrayal of the ideals of
>>> >> Cryptoparty.
>>> >>
>>> >> - Asher.
>>> >>
>>> >> On 3/12/12 1:51 AM, Nadim Kobeissi wrote:
>>> >>> Hi,
>>> >>> Can anyone from OpenITP please explain to me how it is acceptable to
>>> >> force
>>> >>> everyone to show ID at a CryptoParty? I am *extremely* disturbed by
this
>>> >>> news, especially regarding USAID funding of OpenITP's event and
regarding
>>> >>> the notion that this was occurring in Tunisia.
>>> >>>
>>> >>> Was OpenITP organizing this Cryptoparty as an intelligence gathering
>>> >>> operation?
>>> >>>
>>> >>
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