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Montréal Defending online privacy, anonymity, and freedom: a workshop with Jacob Appelbaum

On Wednesday 6 July 2011 from 19h00 to 21h00.

1500 de Maisonneuve West, suite 204, Montréal, Montréal

Wednesday July 6, 2011 7:00pm QPIRG-Concordia 1500 de Maisonneuve West, suite 204 This workshop will cover issues of internet monitoring, filtering, and censorship, as well as practical tools such as Tor, encrypted communications, and secure operating systems, which can be used to counter these threats to our privacy and security. This will be a hands on workshop, so bring a laptop or other device if you want. Jacob Appelbaum, also known as ioerror, is a core member of the Tor project, creating free software and a global network for the protection of online anonymity. As an advocate for the project, he explains to people around the world the importance of online anonymity for defending our real life freedoms. He focuses on how Tor and other tools can help social justice activists who are targeted by state repression. After speaking for Wikileaks in 2010, he has himself become a frequent target of American law enforcement and border security agencies. This event is organized by Anarchist Tech Support, a working group of QPIRG-Concordia.