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Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom

May 2016: Cryptoparty


Newcastle City Library (Charles Avison building), Newbridge Street [map.

We will be in the former Crèche room on level 2.

It would be a good idea if you brought any devices you're looking to learn with, like a laptop or smartphone.


1PM - 3PM Sunday, May 22nd 2016 (time may be extended if there are enough volunteers)


If you would be interested in volunteering to cover one of our topics at a table, please join the mailing list (details below) and note your name here. Any help is appreciated!:

Name or pseudonym I volunteer to…
Mark Turn up, and either meet & greet or take a table
Alex Volunteer for any table (particularly Tor/FDE) but I can move between tables easily if required
Aude Turn up - with cake! Also liaise with library.

Event Topics

At the event, we will be organising into a series of informal tables, each covering a different topic. Please feel free to wander around and mingle at your leisure!

Topic Notes
Safe Browsing An introduction to some tools you can use to improve your privacy and security when browsing the web.
Tor Browser & TAILS Anonymous browsing for everyone. Learn about easy-to-use tools to avoid tracking and censorship.
LibreSignal Private & encrypted messaging for your smartphone
Full Disk Encryption Protect the data on your laptop/PC from being readable in the event of theft or unwanted parties snooping around.
PGP Learn to securely encrypt email communication with this free and open source tool.

Contact Us

Currently, CryptoParty events for Newcastle and the surrounding area are being organised via the Open Rights Group North East mailing list. Further information can be found on this wiki on the newcastle-planning page.

If you want to get involved, please subscribe to that list and let us know what you're hoping to see!