London

Recognition!

Next @CryptoPartyLDN, codenamed “Recognition”, will be on Monday 16th July at Juju's Bar and Stage. Free! All welcome! More details and schedule below. :)

DayTimeLocationAddressAdditional Information
Monday 16th July 2018 630pm - late JuJu's Bar & Stage 15 Hanbury St, E1 6QR No registration is necessary. Free entry.

Schedule

6.30pm: Let the party commence

July CryptoParty Address (Silkie & Fabio) + drinks.

7.00pm: Workshop time!

TrainerWorkshopDescription
Ramy (@RamyRaoof)Secure browsing with Tor & VPNsIn this workshop we will learn more about secure browsing, the difference between privacy and anonymity, how internet traffic moves with all our data, what’s the difference between using Tor and VPNs, when to use what. We will also install Tor and learn how to use it.
@SpyBlogSetting up a forensics resistant live boot TAILS USB key To help you avoid censorship e.g. access FaceBook .onion (or even the “Dark Web”) via Tor, keep your computer hard disk free from forensic traces of sensitive documents etc. Also the regular Anonymity SwapShop - bring along spare social media accounts, SIM Cards, Oyster Cards, burner phones etc. to swap or barter with other people, so as to muddy your data trails Slides(pptx) (odp) (pdf)
Fabio (@fnstudio)Intro to infosec, a crash courseYou've heard about Tor, GPG, insecure passwords, hard disk encryption, etc, but you don't know where to start from? Join this workshop for a 45-min crash intro to all things infosec. We'll cover: threat modelling + possible scenarios, risks, countermeasures. A quick survey of privacy enhancing technologies and best practices.
More TBD soon! Stay tuned.

8.00pm: Lightning talks

SpeakerTalkDescription
Griff (@g__ferris)Facial recognitionImagine a world where the state can watch anyone through all-seeing cameras, identifying people's faces, tracking their movements, and alerting authorities to “political dissidents” or other “persons of interest”. Sound familiar? It should do - because the UK could be heading that way. Come and hear how facial recognition surveillance is being quietly rolled out in the UK and what - with your help - Big Brother Watch will do to stop it.
TailaVoice recognitionImagine if you recognised the voice of every person you’d ever had a 5 second interaction with. Impossible? Maybe for you and I, but not for AI. Voice recognition technology is used to create a unique voiceprint, as sensitive as a fingerprint. Taila will discuss how she uncovered the Government's mass collection of voice IDs and future risks.
Pippa King (@pippa_king) Biometrics in schoolsUK schools have been taking and using children’s biometrics since 2001 - initially without parental consent, until the Protection of Freedom Act 2012. Even now schools are not fully aware of their legal obligation for consent to use students' biometrics. Is the fact that millions of children are using their biometrics for everyday mundane activities in school a good idea? Learn what your and your child’s rights are around the use of biometrics in education, what information might be stored, who has access and who their biometric data can be shared with.
Ramy (@RamyRaoof)Civil Liberties vs DictatorshipsOur special guest, Ramy Raoof, is Senior Research Technologist at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, a Research Fellow at Citizen Lab, and a Director of the Tor Project. In this lightning talk, Ramy will provide quick updates and an overview of the status of surveillance and targeted digital attacks against civil society groups and activists in the Middle East and North Africa.

9.30pm-till late: DJ set

DJ set by Theta Phase. Want to have a pre-party taste? Here's a tracklist compiled & mixed by Theta Phase just for you. https://soundcloud.com/thetaphase/spring-prawn

About

Why CryptoParty?

Privacy is the space in which ideas are developed, to retreat into whenever you want. This space is not only physical but digital as well. Governments and companies don't want to respect that so we become active ourselves.

What is a CryptoParty?

CryptoParties are free and open for everyone, but especially ​those without prior knowledge, who haven't yet attended one.

CryptoParty is a decentralized movement with events happening all over the world. The goal is to pass on knowledge about protecting yourself in the digital space. This can include encrypted communication, preventing being tracked while browsing the web and general security advice for computers and smartphones.

To try the programs and apps at the CryptoParty bring your laptop or smartphone.

Past events

DateTitleVideoSlides
19 June 2018Password not allowedVideo
1 May 2018People of the world, encrypt!
29 March 2018You won't believe what happens next
20 February 2018Crypto means CryptoPartyVideo
25 January 2018
18 December 2017
10 November 2017More CryptoParty than ever (at the Glass Room)
16 October 2017
11 September 2017

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