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Tuesday 18th December 2018JuJu's Bar and Stage, 15 Hanbury St, London, E1 6QRFREE

The next @CryptoPartyLDN will be on Tuesday 18th December 2018. We will be back at our usual location, the marvellous Juju's Bar and Stage in Shoreditch. Join us there to learn about privacy and digital rights while drinking a glass of mulled wine. Let's celebrate Xmas exchanging anonymous greetings and encrypted gifts! As usual, the CryptoParty will be free and open to everyone, all welcome! More info on format and schedule to appear here soon.

Thanks to all the amazing friends that make this possible - trainers, speaker, DJs, Big Brother Watch, Juju's Bar and Stage, and all the participants!


6.30pm: Let the party commence!

December 2018 CryptoParty introduction (Silkie & Fabio)

7pm: Workshop Time!

@gouttegdHappy Gnu YearOur brilliant regular trainer Damien will teach you about GPG encryption for private communications - and for those of who aren't new to this, will also explore new features brought by #GnuPG ≥ 2.1: ECC keys, trust-on-first-use trust models, and new key distribution methods.
@silkiecarloMistleTOR + WineYou'll learn how and why to browse the web totally anonymously on your phone and laptop (bring both). Plus, we'll install and practice using OnionShare - a simple and free tool that allows you to anonymously share files.
@spyblogSecret Santa OnlineWhat is a VPN? How, when and why should you use one? How can I browse on my phone with more privacy? Find out in @spyblog's workshop.Link to Slides (.pptx) PLUS his 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.

8pm Lightning Talks - 5 minute mind-blowing talks!

Griff FerrisWatching the WatchersI watched police using live facial recognition - this is what I saw. Griff Ferris is Legal & Policy Officer at civil liberties campaign organisation Big Brother Watch.
Maddalena EspositoThe Risks of Civic Engagement OnlineCivic engagement online is widely viewed as 'a good thing' - but could it be subverted? Maddalena Esposito shares her deep research on Italy's populist Five Star Movement and the utilisation of online communities in the construction of popular will.
Asad RizviInformational DecolonisationAsad Rizvi draws parallels between the age of discovery and the appropriation of cyberspace. Wholesale data collection renders us non-citizens in the digital world, and vulnerable to informational violence in the offline world. Could the German Constitution offer a legal solution?

9pm til late: Music


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

20 November 2018Privacy 2028 (at FreeWord)Video
19 October 2018The Truth Is Out There (at the Logan Symposium)Video
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