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Anonymous Internet Communication (The People vs. NSA, et al.)
Date Sunday March 16
Time 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location Details
Niebyl Proctor Marxist Library
6501 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland
(bet. Alcatraz & 66th)
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorGene Ruyle
Emailcuyleruyle [at]
Anonymous Internet Communication
(The People vs. NSA, et al.)

It’s no secret that the NSA was and is secretly spying on people here at home and around the globe. The justification given for this activity is that it can prevent terrorism and crime. There are challenges to NSA surveillance pending in the courts and in congress, based on the First and Fourth Amendments.
While we wait for Congress or the courts to do something, we can right now actively protect our individual privacy, using freely available technical tools and best practices. Mr. Keith Davis, a recently retired software engineer specializing in business security software, will discuss these tools and how to use them. He will provide specific strategies, including technical details about Message Encryption, Virtual Private Networks (VPN), The Onion Ring (TOR), Firewalls, UseNet, Bitcoin, Bitmessage and others.
Mr. Davis will discuss the motivations for Internet Anonymity and the different levels of privacy that can be obtained (with corresponding effort and/or technical expertise). He also will provide caveats and warnings associated with the use of privacy tools and practices. There will be a Q&A and discussion period following the presentation.

Sunday, March 16, 2014 • 10:30am-12:30pm

6501 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland (bet. Alcatraz & 66th)

Seating is limited, so plan to come early. We start promptly.
FREE - but hat will be passed for donations to NPML

Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library
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Info: Gene Ruyle at 510-428-1578 or cuyleruyle [at]
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