Internet privacy workshop in joes garage, amsterdam

Friday April 10th 2015, 7:30pm. Internet privacy/security workshop for everybody (so you don’t have to be a computergeek), learn about things like oa useful browser plugins, PGP/GPG (email encryption), OTR (chat encryption), Tor etc etc. Bring your computer or/and usb flashdrive!!

Privacy is not terrorism

On Tuesday 16th December, a large police operation took place in the Spanish State. Fourteen houses and social centres were raided in Barcelona, Sabadell, Manresa and Madrid; books, leaflets and IT material were seized; and eleven people were arrested and sent to the Audiència Nacional, a special court handling issues of "national interest", in Madrid. They are accused of incorporation, promotion, management and membership of a terrorist organisation.

First sessions for interference.io announced

The Interference event that is going to take place August 15th-17th in Amsterdam is starting to take shape. Still lacking a complete program, today the first sessions were announced. Quoting from interference.io:

  • Tincuta Heinzel and Lasse Scherffig will set up their radio-based sound installation "Signal to Noise", dealing with the concreteness of ideological discourses and imaginary of the "Other". A volatile acoustic space is created in which two concurring voices and ideologies compete by broadcasting on the same frequency.
  • Johan Söderberg will present us with a reflection on the limitations of instituted, sovereign power by means of a comparison between hackers and psychonauts. Both assert their autonomy vis-à-vis the State through the no-mans-land of the ever-evasive near future. Yet this legal greyzone is concurrently being turned into an incubator for corporate innovation.
  • Strike Now Collective will show and discuss their tool Universal Automation, an hacktivist intervention against the destruction of the social safety net in the UK referred to as the austerity programme, and the use of digital technologies by the government to enact it.
  • Visy and Viznut from the demogroup Pers' Wastaiset Produktiot will screen some of their work and share their insights - gained through coding on archaic systems - in the chaotic, uncontrollable, and profoundly non-modular areas of the possibility space within computing.
  • The people from Critisticuffs will host a workshop in which the notion of free software as a critique of capitalism is challenged. The argument that information wants to be free as these "goods" can be copied almost infinitely often begs the question: what is it about material wealth that makes it right, without alternative even, to treat it as private property?

Apart from those, you can expect a wide range of talks, workshops, performances and discussions. It would be impossible to summarize them adequately, but topics will include human-machine interfacing, liquid surveillance, cryptocoins, and many others.

If that has triggered your curiosity and you are planning to attend, please register and keep an eye on interference.io for further updates.

Ad Exchange-Publisher leaks cookies, evades blocking.

Ad Exchange-Publisher creative settings results in 3rd-party cookie blocking evasion and leaks.

The OpenX Ad Exchange which provides Real-Time Bidding services is cooperating closely with its publishers, as a recent observation shows. The way the domain name system is being used, browser blocking of 3rd-party cookies seems to be bypassed as a side effect.

Urgent - Saravá Group is about to lose its main server!

Urgent - Saravá Group is about to lose its main server!

Due to a lawsuit running in secrecy of Justice against Radio Muda, the oldest independent radio station working in Brazil, Saravá's main server is settled to be confiscated this next Monday, April 28th. Sarava is a research group that for the past 10 years have offered technological infrastructure, political thinking and autonomous and secure communication sources freely to research groups and social movements.

Call for Papers: Interference

Interference, n:

  1. preventing (a process or activity) from continuing or being carried out properly.
  2. the combination of two or more electromagnetic waveforms to form a resultant wave in which the displacement is either reinforced or cancelled.

Disconnected Filesharing hack-a-thon

On May the 3rd 2014, NURDSpace and PUSCII are organising a Disconnected Filesharing Hack-a-thon. Hacking on filesharing tools which do not rely on Internet connectivity.

Where

NURDSpace, Churchillweg 68, Wageningen, Netherlands

When

Saturday 2014-05-03, or Saturday the 3rd of May 14 years after the apocalypse.
Starts at 14:00 and will go on for about 6 hours.

Post Privacy Party tools

As we've done some Privacy Parties now, here's a list of tools we've collected so far.

Please keep in mind though, that privacy is generally a social problems and these technical-tools can only help you resist against others trying to snoop on your personal affairs. There are no 'perfect' solutions, but depending on your situation, these tools can be quite effective.

Benefit Party PUSCII & PinkNoise 5 april Scheveningen


Time for a benefit-party, get out of your basement, house, trailer, villa or cave and get yourself over to the Pirate Bar (Yarrr!) in Scheveningen.


Who:
PUSCII & PinkNoise
Where:
PiratenBar, Hellingweg 127, Scheveningen
When:
Saturday, April 5 2014
What:
Benefit Party!
Why:
PUSCII & PinkNoise are broke.


Program:

14:00-20:00 Workshops and Privacy Party
18:00-21:00 Food
21:00-24:00 UBICA Cocktail Bar
21:00-04:00 Bands, Videoart & DJś with:

Queen Victoria & The Free Radicals (Ska, NL)
Harry Merry (songwriter/entertainer, NL)
Potme (hiphop, CZ)
MC Broko (breakcore, CZ)
Failotron (chip/electronic, HU)

- More artists TBA

DJś from various (tech)collectives

PUSCII Privacy Party, How did it go...

Last Saturday the 1st of March, we organised a Privacy party in the book store the Rooie Rat in Utrecht.

TL;DR: It was a success.

We started at 14:00, but a few people where there earlier. In total we had about 25 active participants. We started out listing the stuff people wanted to learn and who could help teach these items, we had quite a list but in the end we ended up having groups on the following topics:
* Tails & Tor
* GnuPG/PGP
* Browser Privacy
* OTR
* Doxing
* Linux installation

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