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 ===== Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom ===== ===== Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom =====
  
-==== Contact ==== +==== Next Dates ====
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-Currently, CryptoParty events for Newcastle and the surrounding area are being organised via the [[https://lists.openrightsgroup.org/listinfo/org-northeast|Open Rights Group North East mailing list]]. +
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-If you want to get involved, please subscribe to that list and let us know what you're hoping to see! +
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-==== Future Events ==== +
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-=== Planning Meeting === +
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-A meeting to plan a cryptoparty. +
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-//Where//: the former Crèche room on level 2, [[https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/leisure-libraries-and-tourism/libraries/branch-libraries-and-opening-hours/city-library|Newcastle City Library]] (Charles Avison building), Newbridge Street [[http://osm.org/go/evym3eX_E--?m=|[map]]] +
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-//When: // 6PM, Thursday March 17th 2016. Please be prompt as we need to finish before the library closes. +
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-//Agenda:// +
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-   - Introductions +
-  - An overview of the cryptoparty idea and what we are trying to achieve +
-  - Take stock of our resources - people, spaces, other +
-  - Make a decision about where & when to hold a cryptoparty +
-  - Decide on priorities for content delivery at the party +
-  - Publicity - volunteers to make materials, who has access to channels +
-  - Roles on the day +
-  - Summary & close. +
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-==== Event Topics ==== +
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-A selection of event topics that might be covered at future CryptoParty events. +
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-This list is by no means exhaustive, and if there's something you'd like to learn about then please let us know on the mailing list - it's very likely that one of us will be able to cover the topic! Similarly, if there's a topic you'd like to see covered - and you're able to cover it - please feel free to add it to this table. +
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-=== Security Topics === +
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-^Topic ^Notes ^Person | +
-|Two Factor Authentication |Google/Facebook etc. |  | +
-|HTTPS Everywhere / Ad-Blocking Browser Extensions |http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/03/big-name-sites-hit-by-rash-of-malicious-ads-spreading-crypto-ransomware/ |  | +
-|Full Disk Encryption |How? Is there a good audited **Windows** solution? - TrueCrypt 7.1a has the privilege escalation vulnerabilities (CVE-2015-7358,7359) and the forks (VeraCrypt etc.) haven't received as much scrutiny from the security community as may be desired. \\   \\ **Linux **- use dmcrypt / LUKS, easily done as part of installation however beware the Evil Maid attack, e.g. keep your boot partition on a USB key. For removable media, use cryptsetup from the command line, or gnome-disk-utility  |  | +
-|NoScript |Advanced! - but will probably at least need touching if we're going to be covering the Tor Browser Bundle. |  | +
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-=== Browsing Privacy === +
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-^Topic ^Notes ^Person | +
-|[[https://www.torproject.org/index.html.en|Tor Browser Bundle]] |  |  | +
-|[[https://tails.boum.org/index.en.html|TAILS]] |  |  | +
-|Privacy Protecting Browser Addons |  |  | +
-|Orbot + Orfox |Tor Browser for Android. Are there iOS equivalents? |  | +
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-=== Communications Privacy === +
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-^Topic ^Notes ^Person | +
-|PGP |Encrypting and signing email. |  | +
-|[[https://whispersystems.org/|Signal]] |Focusing on mobile application (Android/iOS). Desktop client is sadly still in early development. |  | +
-|[[https://ricochet.im/|Ricochet]] |Most secure - No metadata analysis possible, but IM only. |  | +
-|[[https://jitsi.org|Jitsi]] |Probably the most effective "drop-in Skype replacement" at the moment but I'd want to be careful not to mislead anyone into thinking that metadata analysis wasn't possible with this - it is, due to its use of centralised XMPP services. |  | +
-|XMPP+OTR |This has been popular at CryptoParties for a while, but the additional security offered by Ricochet means it is effectively deprecated. Can be covered if people think it is particularly a good idea. |  | +
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-=== Miscellaneous === +
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-^Topic ^Notes ^Person | +
-|Linux |This is a pretty involved topic - do we try and make an effort to cover it and its advantages? |  | +
-|Free and Open Source Software |Potential benefits of using FOSS. Cover "Why Firefox vs Chrome" etc. |  | +
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-=== Experimental / Emerging Technologies === +
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-These are not likely to be covered in current CryptoParty events, but group members might like to keep an eye on them in case they mature into projects that are worth demonstrating at future parties. +
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-^Topic ^Notes ^Person | +
-|[[https://zeronet.io|ZeroNet]] / [[https://ipfs.io/|IPFS]] |Peer-to-Peer websites. |  | +
-|[[https://blog.torproject.org/blog/tor-messenger-beta-chat-over-tor-easily|Tor Messenger]] |A similar project to Ricochet, but with the direct blessing of the Tor Project team. |  | +
-|[[https://ring.cx/|Ring]] |A possible alternative to Jitsi, but using direct peer-to-peer connections instead of connections via XMPP. Currently doesn't support group chat and the client is pretty lacking in features that would be familiar to a Skype user. |  | +
-|[[https://minifree.org/|Libreboot]] |A fantastic fully-free BIOS replacement that aims to work around potential issues with non-free motherboard firmware. I'd love to cover this, but it's in this section because it just isn't currently viable with the tiny 'supported device' list. The most recent devices (which are still fairly old) require extensive knowledge and hardware flashing. \\   \\ Definitely one to watch for the future though, and the ultra-nerds amongst you may well salivate at the forthcoming [[https://raptorengineeringinc.com/TALOS/prerelease_info.php|'Talos Secure Workstation']] which is a Libreboot-supported 8-core/64-thread POWER8 workstation designed from the ground up to be fully free. |  | +
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 +^ Day ^ Time ^ Location ^ Address ^ Additional Infos ^
 +| 12 November 2016 | 1.30-3.30 pm | [[https://forum.cryptopartynewcastle.org/t/cryptoparty-12-november-2016/30|City Library]] | [[https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/198878504|33 New Bridge Street West]] | wheelchair friendly |