NICAR Commons: Cryptoparty

  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Jeff Larson of The Markup; Mike Tigas of ProPublica
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 7 at 3:20pm
  • Location: International Foyer
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Several conference sessions cover tools and applications to improve security for you and your sources. Now that you've heard about them, you're probably itching to try them out. We'll be available to help anybody with a laptop or a smartphone to install more secure software and learn how to use it right. We will rely on volunteers to help out, so what you're able to install and how long it takes will depend on demand. Remember also that you must have administrative privileges on your machine; if you're blocked from these privileges, we won't be able to override that.

Speaker Bios

  • Jeff Larson is the managing editor of The Markup a non profit investigative news organization illuminating how powerful institutions are using technology in ways that impact people and society. He is a Peabody Award winner, two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, and past recipient of a Livingston Award for Young Journalists. He previously worked at ProPublica and The Nation.

  • Mike is a hacker-journalist at ProPublica, where he works on news applications, network infrastructure, and digital security. Outside of ProPublica he is a core contributor to the Tor Project, working on censorship-circumventing mobile apps. He was an adjunct instructor at New York University’s Studio20 digital journalism program and was a 2013 Knight-Mozilla OpenNews Fellow. @mtigas

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