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lecture: Private communications with mobile phones in the post-Snowden world, the _open_source_ way


Secure, easy to use tools are already here, don't wait for that old adage "When privacy is outlawed, only outlaws will have privacy" to become true.

With mounting evidence of mass, indiscriminate surveillance of internet and phone communications by both national agencies and multi-national corporations, it's important to preserve ability to have private communication. Privacy should not be thought of as something subversive or illegal, this is about reasserting your own right as a citizen, because rights to confidential communications are classified as basic human rights and are enshrined in constitutions, laws and international declarations (for example, everybody sends snail-mail in envelopes and not on postcards).

In this talk, I will be presenting 5 open-source apps that enable you private, end-to-end encrypted communications, using state-of-the-art encryption and manually verifiable encryption keys (to prevent man-in-the-middle attacks), to help you (and your friends and families) move away from proprietary, commercial systems that monitor all your communications for "security" and profit.

For the impatient, we'll be talking about Mumble/Plumble, TextSecure, RedPhone, Signal and ChatSecure (XMPP+OTR)


Day: 2015-09-13
Start time: 12:00
Duration: 01:00
Room: Tesla



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