This is intended as a collection of links to talks, videos, articles and handbooks related to CryptoParty, cryptography and why we should care about surveillance. Some of them will explain the relevance for society. Others are topic specific with varying depths.

Talks & Videos

Language Title & Link Description
english Tactical Tech's App Center Videos privacy related issues explained in under 5 minutes (by Tactical Tech)
german Verschlüsselung einfach erklärt (Simple explanation of how encryption works) YouTube version has english subtitles (by Alexander Lehmann)
english Edward Snowden: 'I don't want to live in a society that does these sort of things' the first Snowden interview, June 2013
english Beyond The Camera Panopticon (you're the product) re:publica 2015, Aral Balkan
english How To CryptoParty recorded at initlab, Sofia, April 2014
german CryptoParty selber machen recorded at CLT2018, Chemnitz, März 2018


Title Year Link
Citizenfour 2014 Wikipedia
Democracy 2015 Imdb
Nothing to hide 2016 Watch @ Peertube; Facebook


Language Title & Link Description
english & german Adams, David / Maier, Ann-Kathrin (2016): BIG SEVEN Study, open source crypto-messengers to be compared - or: Comprehensive Confidentiality Review & Audit of GoldBug, Encrypting E-Mail-Client & Secure Instant Messenger, Descriptions, tests and analysis reviews of 20 functions of the application GoldBug based on the essential fields and methods of evaluation of the 8 major international audit manuals for IT security investigations including 38 figures and 87 tables., URL: - English / German Language, Version 1.1, 305 pages, June 2016 A Pre-Reading-Study for a Crypto-Party by Adams, David / Maier, Ann-Kathrin (2016)
german 8 Mythen zur Vorratsdatenspeicherung
german, english, dutch How your innocent smart phone passes on almost our whole life to the secret service (german, english, dutch)
german Wer nichts zu verbergen hat Geschichten von unschuldigen Menschen die von Überwachung betroffen sind
english, dutch Ai Weiwei is Living in Our Future (dutch) Living under permanent surveillance and what that means for our freedom
english Untrustworthy mailmen: e-mail encryption explained clear explanation of the principles used in all modern crypto tools: asymetric encryption and fingerprints
german 24 Tipps für digitale Selbstverteidigung by Digitalcourage
german Die Crypto-Wars 3.0 sind ein Kampf um den Erhalt der Demokratie von Frank Rieger
german Mehr Überwachung bringt nicht zwingend mehr Sicherheit
english We Should All Have Something To Hide by Moxie Marlinspike
english If You’re Not Paranoid, You’re Crazy by Walter Kirn


Title Author Year Miscellaneous
Dragnet Nation Julia Angwin 2014
Little Brother (free download available) Cory Doctorow 2008
Homeland (free download available) Cory Doctorow 2013
The Circle Dave Eggers 2013
Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell 1949
Transparenzgesellschaft (Essay) Byung-Chul Han 2012 available in NL/ENG/GRE/KOR/IT/POR/ROM/RUS/ES
Data and Goliath Bruce Schneier 2015
Abfall. Das alternative ABC der neuen Medien Roberto Simanowski 2017


Language Title & Link Description
various Security in a Box tools and tactics for your digital security by Tactical Tech
english Information Security for Journalists not only good for journalists; by Arjen Kamphuis and Silkie Carlo for the The Centre for Investigative Journalism
english Surveillance Self Defense by the Electronic Frontier Foundation
english Encryption Works by the Freedom of Press Foundation
english Digital First Aid by the Digital Defenders
english Journalist Security Guide by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)
english Obscure Me: A Toolbox For Online Privacy by the GPPi
english resources for the global digital safety training community

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