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Securing the Future: Activists and Decentralized Security Solutions

May 9, 5:00 – 6:00 PM

This event is designed to empower activists with the knowledge of decentralized technologies that serve to bolster privacy and enhance security measures.

Public Good App House

About this event

We have archived this event. You can view the recording here.

In an age where the digital privacy and security of activists are under constant siege, the imperative for change-makers to equip themselves with the critical knowledge and tools to protect their missions and communities has never been more urgent.

This event is designed to empower activists with the knowledge of decentralized technologies that serve to bolster privacy and enhance security measures.

The agenda includes a blend of insightful talks and live demonstrations by leading Makers of public good technologies.

App Demos

  1. Snowflake: a free and open-source censorship circumvention tool from The Tor Project.
  2. Signal: why most chat tools are problematic for privacy, how they can be exploited, and how Signal can help. Freedom of the Press Foundation will demo some basic Signal features that will benefit activists.
  3. Quiet: a "Slackier Signal" for teams doing sensitive work.
  4. Self-help security education with Surveillance Self-Defense: the EFF's repository of how-to guides and explainers for protecting yourself and your friends online.

At the Event, You Will:

  1. Learn about the benefits of harnessing decentralized technologies to enhance security and privacy.
  2. Engage with leading public good technologists through product demonstrations.
  3. Participate in interactive Q&A sessions to delve deeper into the benefits and practical applications of decentralized solutions.
  4. Have an opportunity to foster new connections and collaborations for future projects with fellow activists, researchers, and program leaders during networking sessions.



This event is supported by an award from the Filecoin Foundation for the Decentralized Web.

Public Good App House is a project of Caravan Studios, a division of TechSoup.

Speakers

  • Lindsey Tulloch

    The Tor Project

    Privacy and Security Researcher

  • Dr. Martin Shelton

    Freedom of the Press Foundation

    Principal Researcher

  • Holmes Wilson

    Quiet

    Founder

  • Thorin Klosowski

    Electronic Frontier Foundation

    Security and Privacy Activist

Host

  • Elijah van der Giessen

    TechSoup

    Community and Project Manager

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