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Infosec for journalists, dissidents and the public

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Panel Discussion
Ars Technica
Location Details:
347 14th St, Oakland, California 94612

Our guest for Episode 8 of Ars Technica Live is security expert and journalist Morgan Marquis-Boire! He'll tell us what we should and shouldn't be worried about online, and how to protect ourselves.

Morgan is a well-known infosec researcher based in San Francisco. His work tracking the digital component of the ongoing Syrian Civil War is featured in the book "Black Code: Inside the Battle for Cyberspace."

Filmed before a live audience in tiki bar Longitude (347 14th St., Oakland, CA), each episode of Ars Technica Live is a speculative, informal conversation between Ars Technica hosts and an invited guest. The audience, drawn from Ars Technica’s readers, is also invited to join the conversation and ask questions. These aren’t soundbyte setups; they are deepcuts from the frontiers of research and creativity.

Doors are at 7pm, and the live taping is from 7:30 to 8:00pm (be sure to get there early if you want a seat). Then you can stick around for informal discussion at the bar, along with delicious tiki drinks and snacks. Can't make it out to Oakland? Never fear! Episodes will be posted to Ars Technica the week after the live events.

Contact: Annalee Newitz (annalee [at]

Morgan Marquis-Boire is a New Zealand-born hacker, security researcher, and journalist. He is the Director of Security for First Look Media and a contributing writer for The Intercept. Prior to this, he worked at Google. Marquis-Boire is a Senior Researcher at the Citizen Lab, University of Toronto, focusing on state-sponsored hacking and the global surveillance industry. He currently serves as a Special Advisor to the Electronic Frontier Foundation and as an Advisor to the Freedom of the Press Foundation and Amnesty International.

Annalee Newitz is the tech culture editor at Ars Technica. Previously she was the editor-in-chief of Gizmodo and io9. She is the author of Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction (Doubleday). Her first novel, Autonomous, comes out in 2017 from Tor Books.

Dan Goodin is Security Editor at Ars Technica, where he oversees coverage of malware, computer espionage, botnets, and hardware hacking. A journalist with more than 15 years experience, he has been chronicling the exploits of white-hat, grey-hat and black-hat hackers since 2005 as a reporter for the Associated Press and later, The Register. He has a Bachelors Degree in English from the University of Massachusetts and a Masters of Journalism from UC Berkeley. In his spare time, he enjoys gardening, cooking, and following the independent music scene.

Longitude tiki bar is located at 347 14th St., Oakland, CA 94612. (
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