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Cryptoparty crew will be at LibrePlanet this weekend

The Free Software Foundation’s annual conference, LibrePlanet, is this weekend and a number of Pirates will be there.

The privacy activists on our cryptoparty mailing list will be teaching people how to protect their privacy at the cryptoparty table. They will be there at least noon-3pm both days, so drop by and say hi.

Additionally, some of our cryptoparty and party supporters and past event speakers will be speaking at it, including:

  • A role for free software in movements, communities and platform cooperativism, Micky Metts, Sunday, 15:40 – 16:25
  • Technology for direct actions, Andrew Seeder, Saturday, 13:50 – 14:35
  • Move fast and break democracy, Shauna Gordon-McKeon, Saturday, 11:50-12:35
  • Beyond unfree: The software you can go to jail for talking about, Cory Doctorow, Sunday Keynote, 10:00 – 10:45

Here are some additional talks that may be of interest to Pirates attending LibrePlanet:


  • Batten down the hatches – A non-technical security workshop for activists, Al Carter, 10:55-12:35
  • Patents, copyrights and trademarks: Won’t someone please think of the children?, Deb Nicholson, 13:50 – 14:35
  • Let’s encrypt office hours, Noah Swartz, 15:40 – 16:25
  • The free software movement in the age of Trump, Eben Moglen, 15:40 – 16:25
  • – The federated, extensible social network, Alex Jordan, 15:40 – 16:25


  • The surreptitious assault on privacy, security, and freedom, Mike Gerwitz, 10:55 – 11:40
  • SecureDrop: Leaking safely to modern news organizations, Conor Schaefer, 13:50 – 14:35
  • Algorithmic bias: Where it comes from and what to do about it, Andrew Oram, Ifeoma Ajunwa, Geoff A. Cohen, Ben Green, 13:50 – 14:35
  • The post-truth Santa Claus and the concealed present, Alexandre Oliva, 14:45 – 15:30
  • Fixing trust on the Internet, Tom Marble, 15:40 – 16:25
  • Secret life of the bitcoin blockchain, Skye Elijah, 16:35 – 17:20
  • Will the FCC still ban your operating system? (Maybe.), Eric Schultz, 16:35 – 17:20
  • Securely backing up GPG private keys… to the cloud?, Joey Hess, 16:35 – 17:20
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