January Meetup: Lobbying for Location Privacy in Texas

The Texas Electronic Privacy Coalition has fought to protect Texans’ digital privacy since 2013. Last session they successfully lobbied to protect emails with a search warrant. Now they’re back for more.

This session, TxEPC is lobbying to protect your sensitive GPS and cell phone location data under a warrant too. Come learn about StingRays, tower dumps, Texas politics, and how you can get involved on this important issue.

UPDATE: Audio and slides from this meeting are now available below.

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December Meetup: Surveillance Self-Defense Workshop

Learn how to protect your privacy and defend your digital communications from government and corporate surveillance. This is a hands-on interactive workshop, so bring your phone and laptop!

We’ll start with a short presentation introducing threat modeling, encryption, and the current array of free and open-source tools recommended by EFF. Then we’ll break up into small groups to install these tools together and discuss related topics in depth.

(Do you already feel confident using PGP, OTR, Tor, Bitcoin, password managers, and/or other dimensions of digital security? We’d love your help sharing these skills as a facilitator! Please email me if you’re interested.)

Time: Monday, December 15, 7pm-9pm
Location: Capital Factory, 701 Brazos Street, Suite 1601, Austin, TX

Enjoy free pizza and drinks, sponsored by ACLU of Texas.

Validated parking is available in the Omni garage. Details:
http://capitalfactory.com/about/parking/

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November Meetup Recap — Security and Privacy on the Internet of Things

Last Monday we welcomed three speakers from the Austin area to present on emerging security and privacy issues particular to the Internet of Things. You can watch the entire meetup here.

You can view and download the presented slideshows here: