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Noisebridge In-Depth: Anti-Censorship Best Practices for the Sex-Positive Publisher
Date Thursday July 07
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Noisebridge Hackerspace
2169 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA
Event Type Speaker
FREE AND OPEN TO ALL, technologically inclined and otherwise. ;)

Noisebridge In-Depth Presents: Anti-Censorship Best Practices for the Sex-Positive Publisher, a multi-media seminar by Social Justice Technologist and sexuality activist maymay.


What do bananas have to do with censorship? What do polyamorous people have in common with fax machines? How can you help your ideas have cyber-sex?

In today’s age of postmodern warfare, information itself can be a “weapon of mass destruction.” As corporations and repressive governments track, monitor, and ultimately crack down on their own citizens, employees, and independent publishers, information about sexuality, STI prevention, and more is becoming increasingly rationed and ever more tightly controlled. The online spaces once heralded as among the safest and most valuable for sex-positive publishers like sex bloggers, public health professionals, librarians, and relationship educators have become hostile to the free flow of information while governments from China to Australia to the United States censor the Internet and companies like Facebook, Amazon, and PayPal arbitrarily enforce vague Terms of Service policies.

In this far-reaching seminar, join Social Justice Technologist and open-source web developer maymay as he explains the 101′s of how to make keeping your content up easy and taking it down hard. More than merely a crash-course on tools, learn the fundamentals of how to build anti-censorship techniques directly into your publishing process using nothing more technologically complex than copy-and-paste. Whether you’re a non-technical individual or a savvy multi-national organization, you’ll discover how you can put data portability, distributed publishing, and censorship circumvention tactics to use right away in order to stay one step ahead of those who would call you “obscene.”

Added to the calendar on Tuesday Jun 28th, 2011 3:01 PM
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