DC612 – Monday, December 5th – 6pm @ the Wilde Roast

Written by  on November 29, 2016

DC612 December Meeting – Evading Digital Surveillance
Subtitled: A Crypto for you a Crypto for me.

December 5th, 6pm-8pm @ Wilde Roast Cafe (65 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414)

In recent weeks, there has been a spike of interest around the issues of digital surveillance and what options exist to lead a more private life on the Internet.
Join DC612 for a series of short presentations on evasion technologies followed by a workshop in which you may try some of these techniques yourself.

Topics covered will include
– The use of Torbrowser for anonymous web browsing.
– The use of Tails Linux for privacy protection anywhere at any time
– The use of PGP and Protonmail for free encrypted email
– The use of OTR for free encrypted real-time communication
– Considerations for selecting a VPN/proxy service
– Considerations for creating and managing anonymizing online identities
– Considerations for making anonymous purchases online

If any of these topics interest you, please join us. If any of these topics interest your friends, please pass the word about this meeting.

Feel free to bring a laptop and additionally a flash drive if you wish to configure your own live TAILS OS with us.

DC612 – Thursday, November 10th – 6pm @ the Wilde Roast

Written by  on November 2, 2016

Greetings, fellow humans!

Join us this Thursday, November 10th at 6PM at the Wilde Roast to eat, drink, and socialize (all within acceptable parameters).

This month, we will be entertained by Josh More as he shares his adventures in Nicaragua, photographing endangered hawksbill turtles using infrared flash:

I got the opportunity to travel to Nicaragua and take photos of critically endangered hawksbill turtles. The challenge is that if you take photos of them using regular flash, you disrupt the laying process and harm both the individual and the species. So I had to find a way to do infrared flash reliably… and I succeeded.

He will be bringing some of his gear along, and we will turn down the lights to experience the various flash settings hands-on.

As always, bring your appetites and help ensure that we keep getting invited back!