[NetBehaviour] London CryptoFestival

netbehaviour netbehaviour at furtherfield.org
Wed Nov 13 10:25:29 CET 2013

London CryptoFestival
Tools and analysis for a post-PRISM internet


Saturday, November 30th
Doors open 10.30 / Start 11am sharp

New Academic Building
Goldsmiths, New Cross
Location: http://www.gold.ac.uk/find-us/

Free, all welcome

What happens to the internet after the Snowden revelations?
Do we just sit tight and let the most important cultural and economic 
force of the last two decades get turned into a giant surveillance 
honeytrap?  London CryptoFestival is the biggest public and academic 
manifestation in the UK after the spy-network has been exposed.  The 
unique day-long festival is aimed at showing paths beyond the logic of 
fear and coercion offered by the state on the one hand, and business 
models based on surveillance on the other.

London CryptoFestival brings together leading security engineers, 
computer scientists, civil rights groups, hackers, activists and artists 
to evaluate the current situation and to show ways forward.

Alongside this, three strands of hands-on workshops present 
user-friendly tools to increase security by encrypting email, web-use, 
chat and other data.

Ross Anderson, University of Cambridge Computer 
Ian Brown, Open Rights Group<https://www.openrightsgroup.org/>, Oxford 
Internet Institute<http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/people/?id=117>
George Danezis, UCL
Marianne Franklin, 
Internet Rights and Principles 
Jo Glanville, PEN
Wendy Grossman, Open Rights Group<https://www.openrightsgroup.org/>
Annie Machon ex-MI5 whistleblower
Sm?ri McCarthy (@smarimc<https://twitter.com/smarimc>), International 
Modern Media Institute<https://immi.is/>
Nick Pickles, Big Brother Watch<https://www.bigbrotherwatch.org.uk/>

Over twenty workshops will teach non-experts how to use advanced tools 
to support internet privacy, secure personal data, and to use the 
internet, mobile phones and computers without falling easy prey to 
spooks.  Workshops will include: Internet of Things; Tor (secure 
web-browsing); PGP (secure email); Metadata; TCPDump (analyzing network 
traffic); File encryption; Bitmessage (chat); Talk (chat); OTR (chat); 
Digital Double (app); Chokepoint Project; and more to be announced. 
Bring your computer and start working with these tools. Workshops are 
suitable for all skill levels.

IOCOSE ? present First Viewer Television
Orsolya Bajusz ? Swarming Talent Competition
Deckspace ? Community Access

Organised by
Digital Culture Unit, Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths, 
University of London:

Department of Computing, Goldsmiths, University of London:

Book a place online: https://londoncryptofestival.eventbrite.co.uk/
Twitter: @cryptofestival

More information about the NetBehaviour mailing list