Information Security for Radicals Workshop

Sat, 07/20/2013 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
The Teardown
80 Mayson Ave NE
Atlanta, GA
United States

The government is watching.  No matter who you are, the NSA is intercepting and storing all of your electronic communications.  Phone calls, emails, txts, web browsing, and more.

Hackers and privacy activists have warned about this for years, but the NSA documents leaked by Edward Snowden are forcing all of us to confront the reality: we have no rights on the network.

Don't despair!  The government won't grant you privacy, but you can still have it if you're willing to fight for it.  In order to fight, you have to learn about the network, about the tools available to you, and how to use them.  There's a lot to learn, but with help from each other, we can figure it out.

This is a workshop, not a training - there won't neccesarily be one instructor presenting a lesson to everyone else.  Instead, we will all help each other learn, install and use secure communication tools.

We want to learn and teach about things like:

  • Being more anonymous online
  • Sending encrypted (secret) messages
  • Avoiding and resisting censorship
  • How network surveillance works

* Whether you just got your first computer or are a veteran hacker, all levels of experience are welcome.  We need both teachers and students.

* If you have a portable computer and/or a smartphone, please bring it.

* These workshops are ongoing.  If you've come to one before, come again and you'll learn something different this time!


Contact: marlon {a) riseup .net


starting late

Because large, nationwide protests have been called for 12pm on Saturday around the Trayvon Martin case, this workshop will start later to give people a chance to participate in both.

It will start at 4pm rather than 2pm, same day.

Re: Information Security for Radicals Workshop

how exciting! these workshops are really really really interesting and helpful