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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.

Next Dates

Day Time Location Address Comments
16 May 2017 18:00 Blockchain Centre, Level 1, 89 - 91 City Road, Southbank Privacy for Organisers of Actions, Events and Movement building More information
01 Jun 2017 18:30 Coburg Library meeting room, Victoria St & Louisa St, Coburg What is government and corporate surveillance? What is metadata? Discuss what these are and learn about privacy and encryption tools including Tor, Signal and location/GPS settings in a hands-on workshop. You are welcome to bring your own smart phone or tablet. More information


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Previous Dates

Day Time Location Address Comments
15 Mar 2017 18:00 RMIT, City Campus, 53 Lygon St, Carlton, Victoria OpenAustralia Foundation & CryptoParty Mashup: Freedom of Information (FOI) Workshop More information