Cryptoparty! It's like a tupperware party but for combating the surveillance state.

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Cryptoparty! It's like a tupperware party but for combating the surveillance state.
rene

What is CryptoParty? Interested parties with computers, devices, and the desire to learn to use the most basic crypto programs and the fundamental concepts of their operation! CryptoParties are free to attend, public, and are commercially and politically non-aligned.
Privacy is necessary for an open society in the electronic age. Privacy is not secrecy. A private matter is something one doesn't want the whole world to know, but a secret matter is something one doesn't want anybody to know. Privacy is the power to selectively reveal oneself to the world. ~A Cypherpunk's Manifesto by Eric Hughes, 1993
Here's media coverage about it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hb5R8-P1Ck8
When: Sunday, October 21 from noon-6pm
Where: The Sprouts, 339R Summer St., Somerville, MA
Check out https://cryptoparty.org/wiki/Boston for all the details.

 
Here's more coverage about it:
 
CryptoParty: like a Tupperware party for learning crypto
By  at 10:00 am Friday, Oct 12
CryptoParty is a global movement for people who want to teach their neighbors how to use cryptography to protect themselves from snoopers, especially broad government surveillance. It was kicked off by @Asher_Wolf in response to the broad, sweeping Australian Internet surveillance bill, and involves throwing parties where folks who know how to use disk encryption, email encryption, and similar projects teach their neighbors to use it too.
There's a crowdsourced book -- "The CryptoParty Handbook," 400+ pages written in less than 24 hours by activists all over the world -- and other instructional materials to help you get started.

What is CryptoParty? Interested parties with computers, devices, and the desire to learn to use the most basic crypto programs and the fundamental concepts of their operation! CryptoParties are free to attend, public, and are commercially non-aligned.

Surveillance Self-Defense
Steve

I'll be giving a Tor presentation, and I'm really looking forward to it.

In the meantime, I'd like to mention a good anti-surveillance resource:
https://ssd.eff.org/.

Flyers!
rene