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Cardiff had it’s first Cryptoparty last week.ย  Congratulations Cardiff!!

At so-called cryptoparties, people are getting together to share tools to protect their own online privacy. By learning the basics of PGP, Tor and other tools, even just regular, run-of-the-mill computers users can learn how to protect their privacy when doing anything they’d like online, even if they might not think they have anything to hide. What does the need for cryptoparties say about the current status of digital privacy? Brian Duggan of the Open Technology Institute joins RT’s Meghan Lopez for more.

  1. Many thanks for that. We’re hoping to come up with technological solutions, rather than approaching this from a purely legislative/political angle. There comes a point in digital rights campaigning where the activist begins to feel overwhelmed and underpowered by the never-ending stream of bills, proposals, legislation, compromises, etc. Staying two steps ahead requires solutions that are long-term, and also encouraging more people to help re-engineer the Internet over the next 20 years or so, as it becomes decentralised.


  2. Yay!! Well done Cardiff.
    Let me know the date of your next cryptoparty…
    I’m learning lots of tools and totally agree – a technological solution is needed. So we’ll compare notes on the best tools for usability. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Law is always a decade behind, and that’s just too far behind when it comes to technology. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ


  3. Certainly. We’re looking at sometime within the next 2 – 3 weeks for the next meetup, and I’ll try and run a practical on three tools in particular: GPG/OpenPGP, KeePass and TrueCrypt.


    • Truecrypt is of interest – as it’s cross platform and free. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Hopefully the Cryptocat firefox browser encryption could be a topic too.
      Nice to make encryption as user friendly as posssible. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Let me know the location, and I’ll turn up. ๐Ÿ™‚


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