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CryptoPartyLDN: Privacy 2028

Next @CryptoPartyLDN will be on Tuesday 20th November 2018 hosted at Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 3GA. Free! All welcome! N.B. Online booking (free) is required for this venue.

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Tuesday 20th November 2018 19.00 pm - 22.30 pm Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 3GA


6:55 pm: Let the party commence

November 2018 CryptoParty introduction (Silkie & Fabio)

7:00 pm: Workshop time!

@SpyBlog Mobile Phones Mobile Phone Privacy for Beginners - pass phrases rather than PINs, pros & cons of phone biometrics, default encryption settings pros & cons, turning off WiFi & BlueTooth when not in use, when to power off your phone e.g. at airports, near / at confidential meetings, Advertising Beacons, some burner phone techniques, Apps like Tor Orbot, or OpenVPN client, using PAYG SIM cards to set up “anonymous” web email & social media accounts. Link to Slides (.pptx) Also the regular Anonymity SwapShop - bring along spare social media accounts, SIM Cards, burner phones, Oyster Travel Cards etc. to swap or barter with other people, to help break the financial and CCTV purchase trails.
@gouttegd Encrypted Communications Encrypted Communications for Beginners Learn how end to end encryption works and how you can easily send and receive private, encrypted messages, calls and video calls!
@SarahAzouvi Private browsing Anonymity and safety online: how and when to use open source browsers, privacy plug-ins, and the Tor Browser.

8:00 pm: Panel + Q&A - Privacy 2028

In a post-9/11 age of insecurity, and with technologies changing the world around us, what will the state of privacy be ten years from now?

Is the human right to privacy facing an existential threat from rapidly developing technologies, or can we use technologies to protect our fundamental right to a private life? Are legal frameworks, whether human rights or GDPR, able to protect privacy from surveillance capitalism?

Moreover, how does the public feel about privacy in the modern world? With the growing trend of the quantified self, self-documentation on social media and ubiquitous smart devices, does privacy risk becoming a relic concept?

Our panellists include Vinous Ali (Head of Policy at TechUK), Glyn Moody (technology author and journalist), Alejandro Saucedo (Chairman of the Institute for Ethical AI and Machine Learning), and the discussion will be chaired by Silkie Carlo (Director of Big Brother Watch).

Join us for this fascinating discussion and Q&A.

9:00 pm: Privacy 2028 Cocktails & Music

Crypto-themed cocktails, £5. Music, free!


Why CryptoParty?

Privacy is the space in which ideas are developed, to retreat into whenever you want. This space is not only physical but digital as well. Governments and companies don't want to respect that so we become active ourselves.

What is a CryptoParty?

CryptoParties are free and open for everyone, but especially those without prior knowledge, who haven't yet attended one.

CryptoParty is a decentralized movement with events happening all over the world. The goal is to pass on knowledge about protecting yourself in the digital space. This can include encrypted communication, preventing being tracked while browsing the web and general security advice for computers and smartphones.

To try the programs and apps at the CryptoParty bring your laptop or smartphone.

Past events

19 October 2018The Truth Is Out There (at the Logan Symposium)
25 September 2018One Year of CryptoPartyLDN
16 July 2018Recognition!
19 June 2018Password not allowedVideo
1 May 2018People of the world, encrypt!
29 March 2018You won't believe what happens next
20 February 2018Crypto means CryptoPartyVideo
25 January 2018Seize the means of encryption
18 December 2017
10 November 2017More CryptoParty than ever (at the Glass Room)
16 October 2017
11 September 2017