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[liberationtech] London CryptoFestival - tools and analysis for a post-PRISM internet

dan mcquillan dan at
Wed Nov 13 09:38:28 PST 2013

a warm welcome at cryptofestival to anyone who'll be in london on nov 30th.
offers of lightning talks also gratefully received
London CryptoFestival
Tools and analysis for a post-PRISM internet

Saturday, November 30th
Doors open 10.30 / Start 11am sharp

New Academic Building
Goldsmiths, New Cross

Free, all welcome

What happens to the internet after the Snowden revelations?
Do we just sit tight and let the most important cultural and economic force
of the last two decades get turned into a giant surveillance honeytrap?
 London CryptoFestival is the biggest public and academic manifestation in
the UK after the spy-network has been exposed.  The unique day-long
festival is aimed at showing paths beyond the logic of fear and coercion
offered by the state on the one hand, and business models based on
surveillance on the other.

London CryptoFestival brings together leading security engineers, computer
scientists, civil rights groups, hackers, activists and artists to evaluate
the current situation and to show ways forward.

Alongside this, three strands of hands-on workshops present user-friendly
tools to increase security by encrypting email, web-use, chat and other

Ross Anderson, University of Cambridge Computer Lab
Ian Brown, Open Rights Group, Oxford Internet Institute
George Danezis, UCL
Marianne Franklin, Goldsmiths, Internet Rights and Principles Coalition
Jo Glanville, PEN
Wendy Grossman, Open Rights Group
Annie Machon ex-MI5 whistleblower
Smári McCarthy (@smarimc), International Modern Media Institute
Nick Pickles, Big Brother Watch

Over twenty workshops will teach non-experts how to use advanced tools to
support internet privacy, secure personal data, and to use the internet,
mobile phones and computers without falling easy prey to spooks.  Workshops
will include: Internet of Things; Tor (secure web-browsing); PGP (secure
email); Metadata; TCPDump (analyzing network traffic); File encryption;
Bitmessage (chat); Talk (chat); OTR (chat); Digital Double (app);
Chokepoint Project; and more to be announced.  Bring your computer and
start working with these tools.  Workshops are suitable for all skill

IOCOSE – present First Viewer Television
Orsolya Bajusz – Swarming Talent Competition
Deckspace – Community Access

Organised by
Digital Culture Unit, Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths, University
of London:

Department of Computing, Goldsmiths, University of London:

Book a place online:
Twitter: @cryptofestival

Please circulate
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