Hands-on Tor for Civilians: How to Setup and Use the Most Popular Anonymity Tool | TA3M
Monday, November 18, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)
New York, NY
November agenda for Techno-Activism 3rd Mondays.
This event occurs every month, held simultaneously
in different cities throughout the world.
Bring your laptop and learn how to use the most popular anonymity tool in the world, Tor. This interactive workshop will take you from square one with Tor, to becoming a regular user, comfortable with going beyond the basics.
For more technical users familiar with Tor, come prepared to help others join the world of online anonymity.
Used correctly, Tor can protect you from:
* Online surveillance from 3rd parties. No one can see what you are searching for or what websites you are visiting.
* Traffic analysis - a method used to analyze who is talking to who over a public network, what an individual's preferences and behaviors are, and even their physical location. Don't think this affects you? Did you know, for example, that some e-commerce sites use price discrimination based on your country or institution of origin? It is also essential tool for anyone at risk of being surveilled such as journalists, activists, whistle-blowers, and even victims of domestic violence.
This hands-on workshop will be lead by George Rosamond, who focuses on making complex technical concepts digestible to civilians.
George has conducted numerous meetings and workshops over the years around privacy and anonymity topics, for NGOs and user groups at home and abroad. George is a systems administrator by trade, running a server colocation business (queair.net), in addition to various anonymity/circumvention/privacy projects. He is on the board of the BSD Certification Group (bsdcertification.org), and initiated and helps coordinate the New York City *BSD User Group (nycbug.org).
Both technical and non-technical people are encouraged to come! Everyone's input is needed!
Techno-Activism 3rd Mondays occurs simultaneously in 13 cities throughout the world. It brings together individuals interested in surveillance, censorhsip & open technology. To get involved, or volunteer, contact email@example.com
When & Where
OpenITP & OpenCUNY
OpenITP provides developers of open source anti-surveillance and anti-censorship tools with diverse type of support. We believe circumvention tech tools are essential to enable anonymous, secure, and unrestricted communication on the Internet.
OpenCUNY is a student-based, open-source, academic, participatory digital medium for the CUNY Graduate Center community. To date, OpenCUNY has worked with GC students to develop interactive open-source environments for chartered organizations, student associations, GC-based courses, student-run conferences, graduate research, health initiatives, student activism, personal websites, and an array of DSC initiatives.