CriptoParty - Brighton

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Date: 01/12/2013 12:00

Venue: The Lighthouse  |  City: Brighton, United Kingdom

 

Inspired by London CryptoFestival, Brighton CryptoParty & Festival aims to encourage critical thinking about technology, data, surveillance, censorship and privacy as well as offer practical tips, tools and behaviour.

As most of us are aware of the recen PRISM/NSA we know that all our communication are being intercepted but most people think that it is not a big issue as they haven't got anything to hide. That could be true but it doesn't mean that our communications (email, calls, web browsing preferences, etc...) should be intercepted by national or foreign agencies or multinational corporations.

Article 8 of the Human Right act says: "Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence". So it is our right and duty to protect our privacy and to help others to protect theirs.

Another issue that hasn't received much attention is the invasion of privacy by corporations. Have you seen how much, some corporations, are pushing you, your council and your (or your kids) school to move to their cloud services? Do you know that it doesn't only help secret services in getting information from a few large providers but the providers themselves collect, index and sell your information and your private life. Would that affect your health insurance premium, your ability to get a mortgage or your civil liberties in a not so distant future?

We'll talk about those issues and how we could help each other in keeping our Privacy.

The CryptoFestival is informal, free and intended for everyone; no prior technical expertise or knowledge is assumed. Kids are most welcome, all children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

The format will be a mixture of talks, workshops, cryptoparty.


Organised in collaboration with Lighthouse and Open Rights Group

Talks/Workshops:


Duncan Campbell

Duncan Campbell is an investigative journalist, author, consultant and television producer specialising in privacy, civil liberties and surveillance issues. His best-known investigations led to major legal clashes with successive British governments. Campbell now also works and is recognised as a forensic expert witness on computers and communications data.

Open Rights Group

Open Rights Group is the UK’s leading voice defending freedom of expression, privacy, innovation, creativity and consumer rights on the Internet. ORG is a member organisation of European Digital Rights (EDRi).

Smári McCarthy

Executive director at IMMI. He was a co-founder of the Icelandic Digital Freedoms Society in 2008 with the aim of promoting digital rights, free culture, free software, and free hardware in Iceland. He has worked on developing and spreading digital fabrication technology through Fab Labs and Hacker Spaces. He's very passionate about systems and information, and having grown up on the Internet, he feels it's very important to protect it. @smarimc

Paolo Vecchi

Paolo Vecchi is the CEO of Omnis Systems Ltd a distributor specialised in Open Source based solutions operating in Europe with offices in the UK and Italy. Working on the IT infrastructure side of businesses of all sizes he accumulated a great deal of skills in improving the privacy and security side of enterprise computing. That's one of the reasons why he decided to move away from the usual closed source brands and started implementing Linux and Open Source based solutions since the mid '90 as already then it was already common knowledge that several services and applications had “backdoors”. He warned his customers about the security and privacy issues present in using public cloud services and the Internet in general well before the PRISM/NSA scandal and his comments have been published by The Guardian and other newspaper. Now his companies are helping SME, enterprises, public and educational organisations in keeping their data safe while reducing their IT expenditure and and simplifying its management.

Kitten Groomer

Grooming the Kitten (or cleaning up possible malware from a USB using Raspberry PI)

Timetable

  • 12 noon: Welcome coffee
  • 12:30: Opening presentation
  • 13:00 - 14:30: talks/workshops
  • 14:30: lunch
  • 15:00 - 17:00: CryptoParty
  • 17:00: Break
  • 17:30 - 18:15: Duncan Campbell
  • 18:15 - 19:00: Networking drinks

Location

Lighthouse , 28 Kensington Street, Brighton BN1 4AJ

 

 

 

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28 Kensington Street, Brighton, The City of Brighton and Hove BN1 4AJ
United Kingdom

 

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  • 01/12/2013 12:00

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