Crypto Party 2015, Saturday May 16th

Given our esteemed leaders penchant for knowing exactly which cats we're talking to, I think it's time for us to host another CryptoParty!

"Like a Tupperware party for learning cypto" Cory Doctorow (2012)

CryptoParty is a global movement for people who want to teach their neighbors how to use cryptography to protect themselves from snoopers, especially broad government surveillance. It was kicked off by @Asher_Wolf in response to the broad, sweeping Australian Internet surveillance bill, and involves throwing parties where folks who know how to use disk encryption, email encryption, and similar projects teach their neighbors to use it too.

from: http://boingboing.net/2012/10/12/cryptoparty-like-a-tupperware.html

We'll cover:

  • Using TOR, its pros and cons
  • Setting up PGP for mail
  • OTR messaging apps and servers
  • Encrypted SMS
  • VPNs
  • General Operational Security
  • PGP Keysigning

Please share ideas for what you want to get out of it.

If there's time and interest we'll also do a PGP Keysigning party

Check out: http://www.cryptnet.net/fdp/crypto/keysigning_party/en/keysigning_party.html (technical document)

More details here shortly.

Please let us know if you're coming along, in order to get an expectation of which space we'll need to use, and order extra food and drinks! Feel free to add yourself as anonymous.

  • Paul Warren Sorry all, I'm not going to be able to make it
  • Brenda Moon
  • Paul Harvey (tentative: will confirm the week before).
  • Stephen Hocking (and possibly another)
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