Meet Cindy Cohn and Cory Doctorow at EFF-Austin’s SXSW Party!

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EFF-Austin is back with our annual unofficial SXSW shindig, and this year we’re throwing a house party and all the cyberpunks are invited! Come join us at our board member Chris Boyd’s house in Travis Heights, easy Lyft, biking, or scooter distance from downtown but a welcome oasis from the hubbub of SX at large. There will be free drinks and appetizers for our guests while supplies last (BYOB is fine as well, no additional food please) and a firepit out front. As always, our event is free to attend and doesn’t require any SX wristbands or badges. There is a suggested $20 donation, half of which will go to recoup Chris’s costs, the other half of which will be donated to Electronic Frontier Foundation. There is ample free on-street parking in Travis Heights near the party address if you are driving, but we encourage you to take public transportation if possible. If you arrive via scooter, we will have an area in the front yard where you can leave your scooter (please don’t leave them in the middle of the street).

We are honored to be joined by two very special guests this year, Cindy Cohn and Cory Doctorow.

Cindy Cohn is Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Executive Director. Named one of the 50 most important women in tech by Forbes Magazine, Cindy is a civil liberties attorney specializing in internet law. Cindy was one of the principal litigators in Bernstein v. United States, which established computer code as a form of free speech protected by the constitution and which allowed for the widespread deployment of encryption. She will be speaking to us about her current work leading EFF and where things are going in the fight for digital civil liberties. If you are attending SXSW, she will also be speaking on the following panel: https://schedule.sxsw.com/2019/events/PP90794

Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) is a science fiction novelist, blogger and technology activist. He is the co-editor of the popular weblog Boing Boing (boingboing.net), and a contributor to many magazines, websites and newspapers. He is a special consultant to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (eff.org), and he holds an honorary doctorate in computer science from the Open University (UK), where he is a Visiting Professor; he is also a MIT Media Lab Research Affiliate and a Visiting Professor of Practice at the University of South Carolina’s School of Library and Information Science. In 2007, he served as the Fulbright Chair at the Annenberg Center for Public Diplomacy at the University of Southern California.

Meet Cindy Cohn and Cory Doctorow at EFF-Austin’s SXSW Party!

Saturday, Mar 9, 2019, 7:00 PM

1309 Bonham Terrace
1309 Bonham Terrace Austin, TX

62 Activists Attending

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February 12th Meetup: Doxxing 101 – Techniques To Protect Your Online Personal Information

NOTE THE TIME CHANGE. OUR MEETUP IS NOW ON TUESDAY EVENINGS GOING FORWARD. WE HAVE MADE THIS CHANGE WITH THE HOPE THAT MORE PEOPLE WILL BE ABLE TO ATTEND OUR MEETUPS IN THE COMING YEAR.

Our speakers this month are Faye Archip and A.J. Butt.

Faye Archip (formerly Jason Archip) has a BFA in Theatre Arts, from UTA. She has been involved with Linux from the early 2000’s. Her technical abilities range from Linux system administration, network administration, to electronic circuit design, implementation, and debugging. Some of her past employers and job positions in the tech world include roles at New York Air Brake TDS, Cloudera, Rackspace and Spectrum. Her artistic endeavors, include running lights, sound and video, at the now closed “The Roost” and video lighting work for a twitch streamer. You can read more on her blog at fayearchip.name.

A.J. Butt is a digital marketing hired gun, media production ninja, and former infosec noob. He’s worked in a variety of industries ranging from legal organizations, to video game publishers, to event production, and more. Aside from working to earn enough to finally payoff his student loan debt, he is active in the hacker and information security community. He regularly attends hacker conferences and meetups around the county, participates in online CTF’s, is a locksport enthusiast, and a general security and privacy academic. His favorite drink is a whiskey sour (*hint hint*).

Faye and A.J. are going to present a personal internet security presentation geared for the creative, non-Linux/computer wizard. They will be going over a number of introductory infosec concepts centered around ways to protect yourself from “doxxing,” the colloquial term for the unauthorized revelation of personal data about yourself online via the actions of a third party. Topics they will touch on will include a brief overview of the history of doxxing on the internet, ways to protect your online persona from real life, attack vectors, attack vectors, acceptable risk, EFF Dice, and password managers. This will all be presented in the context of a real-world doxxing demonstration, where A.J. will be showing the steps, methodologies, and tools he used to doxx Faye.

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Join us for the discussion from 7:00PM-9:00PM, followed by drinks and camaraderie from 9:00PM-10:00PM at Firehouse Lounge (605 Brazos St).

Capital Factory is located at 701 Brazos Street, on the 16th floor of the Omni Hotel. Once on the 16th floor, there should be a sign at the front desk directing you to our meetup. If there is no sign, and no one is on duty at the desk, we are usually in the room to the left of the front desk.

Talk will be livestreamed at https://www.youtube.com/user/austintechlive

Parking for the Omni Garage can be validated at the Capital Factory front desk, reducing the cost from $18 to $7. Details: https://capitalfactory.com/parking/

EFF-Austin is sustained via the contributions of supporters like you. Donate via the Paypal link on our website on the right sidebar of the main page: https://effaustin.org

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Doxxing 101: Techniques To Protect Your Online Personal Information

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019, 7:00 PM

Capital Factory
701 Brazos Street Suite 150 Austin, TX

41 Activists Went

NOTE THE TIME CHANGE. OUR MEETUP IS NOW ON TUESDAY EVENINGS GOING FORWARD. WE HAVE MADE THIS CHANGE WITH THE HOPE THAT MORE PEOPLE WILL BE ABLE TO ATTEND OUR MEETUPS IN THE COMING YEAR. Our speakers this month are Faye Archip and A.J. Butt. Faye Archip (formerly Jason Archip) has a BFA in Theatre Arts, from UTA. She has been involved with Linux fro…

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January 8th Meetup: Hack The Election – Using Technology To Increase Voter Registration

NOTE THE TIME CHANGE. OUR MEETUP IS NOW ON TUESDAY EVENINGS GOING FORWARD. WE HAVE MADE THIS CHANGE WITH THE HOPE THAT MORE PEOPLE WILL BE ABLE TO ATTEND OUR MEETUPS IN THE COMING YEAR.

Our speaker this month is Jeremy Smith. Jeremy is the Executive Director of Register2Vote, a TX 501c4 focused on increasing access to voting rights, and a Founder of BlueSquad, a progressive political tech company. He is a West Point graduate who served five years in the Army as an Engineer and Special Operations officer. Jeremy is a Marshall Scholar who studied Infectious Diseases Epidemiology at Imperial College London. After leaving the military, Jeremy worked for the Hillary Clinton campaign as the Director of Plans and Operations for Voter Protection in Florida, where he helped recruit, train, and coordinate more than 6,000 attorneys countering voter suppression. Since then, he has worked on the Doug Jones campaign in Alabama and has been helping support candidates across Texas.

Jeremy will speak to us about Register2Vote and MapTheVote: two nonprofit projects that used public records and simple technology to help voters and volunteers navigate around archaic laws in Texas that are often attributed as the cause for Texas having the lowest rate of voter registration in the nation. You can see the map ahead of time at https://mapthe.vote and the other tools at https://register2vote.org

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Join us for the discussion from 7:00PM-9:00PM, followed by drinks and camaraderie from 9:00PM-10:00PM at Firehouse Lounge (605 Brazos St).

Capital Factory is located at 701 Brazos Street, on the 16th floor of the Omni Hotel. Once on the 16th floor, there should be a sign at the front desk directing you to our meetup. If there is no sign, and no one is on duty at the desk, we are usually in the room to the left of the front desk.

Talk will be livestreamed at https://www.youtube.com/user/austintechlive

Parking for the Omni Garage can be validated at the Capital Factory front desk, reducing the cost from $18 to $7. Details: https://capitalfactory.com/parking/

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