Cryptoparty (Security Track)

  • Event: 2018 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Camille Fassett of Freedom of the Press Foundation; Jeff Larson of The Markup; Freddy Martinez of Freedom of the Press Foundation; Martin Shelton of Independent; Mike Tigas of ProPublica
  • Date/Time: Sunday, Mar. 11 at 9:00am
  • Location: Clark
  • 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.

This session was planned in collaboration with the Freedom of the Press Foundation.

Speaker Bios

  • Camille Fassett is a reporter at the Freedom of the Press Foundation, where she writes about attacks on the press, surveillance, and privacy. Her interests include computers, the Freedom of Information Act, and government transparency. @camfassett 

  • 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.

  • Freddy is a activist and security engineer. He is Mozilla/Ford Foundation Open Web Fellow for 2017. His interests include computer security, hacking, politics and open source software. He also is the Director of the Lucy Parsons Labs, a police accountability non-profit.

  • Martin Shelton is a researcher who learns from, and works with journalists on their digital security habits. @mshelton

  • 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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