This is intended as a collection of links to talks, videos, articles and handbooks related to CryptoParty, cryptography and why we should care about surveillance. Some of them will explain the relevance for society. Others are topic specific with varying depths.

Talks & Videos

Language Title & Link Description
english Tactical Tech's App Center Videos privacy related issues explained in under 5 minutes (by Tactical Tech)
german Verschlüsselung einfach erklärt (Simple explanation of how encryption works) YouTube version has english subtitles (by Alexander Lehmann)
english Edward Snowden: 'I don't want to live in a society that does these sort of things' the first Snowden interview, June 2013
english Beyond The Camera Panopticon (you're the product) re:publica 2015, Aral Balkan
english How To CryptoParty recorded at initlab, Sofia, April 2014
german CryptoParty selber machen recorded at CLT2018, Chemnitz, März 2018
english Shoshana Zuboff: Surveillance capitalism and democracy recorded in Berlin, November 2019


Title Year Link
Citizenfour 2014 Wikipedia
Democracy 2015 Imdb
Nothing to hide 2016 Watch @ Peertube; Facebook
Information: What are they looking at? 2018 Playlist on YouTube (more chapters should follow)
The Great Hack 2019 Wikipedia


Language Title & Link Description
german 8 Mythen zur Vorratsdatenspeicherung
german, english, dutch How your innocent smart phone passes on almost our whole life to the secret service (german, english, dutch)
german Wer nichts zu verbergen hat Geschichten von unschuldigen Menschen die von Überwachung betroffen sind
english, dutch Ai Weiwei is Living in Our Future (dutch) Living under permanent surveillance and what that means for our freedom
english Untrustworthy mailmen: e-mail encryption explained clear explanation of the principles used in all modern crypto tools: asymetric encryption and fingerprints
german Die Crypto-Wars 3.0 sind ein Kampf um den Erhalt der Demokratie von Frank Rieger
german Mehr Überwachung bringt nicht zwingend mehr Sicherheit
english We Should All Have Something To Hide by Moxie Marlinspike
english If You’re Not Paranoid, You’re Crazy by Walter Kirn
english, german Contra Chrome – How Google's Browser Became a Threat to Privacy and Democracy (free download available) a webcomic by Leah Elliott


Title Author Year Miscellaneous
Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell 1949
Little Brother (free download available) Cory Doctorow 2008
Transparenzgesellschaft (Essay) Byung-Chul Han 2012 available in NL/ENG/GRE/KOR/IT/POR/ROM/RUS/ES
Homeland (free download available) Cory Doctorow 2013
The Circle Dave Eggers 2013
Dragnet Nation Julia Angwin 2014
Data and Goliath Bruce Schneier 2015
Abfall. Das alternative ABC der neuen Medien Roberto Simanowski 2017
The Age of Surveillance Capitalism Shoshana Zuboff 2018 available in ENG/GER
"DELETE - digitalisierte Fremdbestimmung" Capulcu Redaktionskollektiv 2019 GER
Language Title & Link Description
various Security in a Box tools and tactics for your digital security by Tactical Tech
english Information Security for Journalists not only good for journalists; by Arjen Kamphuis and Silkie Carlo for the The Centre for Investigative Journalism
english Surveillance Self Defense by the Electronic Frontier Foundation
english Encryption Works by the Freedom of Press Foundation
english Digital First Aid by the Digital Defenders
english Journalist Security Guide by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)
english Obscure Me: A Toolbox For Online Privacy by the GPPi
english resources for the global digital safety training community
english/french/german/spanish/portuguese different guides for increasing privacy on the internet, produced for The Glass Room London
english guides on a range of relevant topics
german Tipps für digitale Selbstverteidigung by Digitalcourage
english We defend and extend the digital rights of users at risk around the world

CryptoParty in the Press

Articles about CryptoParty directly are listed on the media coverage page.


Title Year Link
Jean-Michel Jarre with Edward Snowden Track Story 2016 YouTube
Systemabsturz – Daten daten Daten 2021 YouTube
airman – geheimer service {black cloaked version} 2021 Playlist on YouTube