Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


First ever CryptoParty happens in Wellington

First ever CryptoParty happens in Wellington

DATE: 17th April 2014

Wellington's first CryptoParty will take place on Saturday, 26th April.

"A Crypto (encryption) Party is an opportunity for people to learn how to keep their online lives private and free from surveillance. We are looking forward to a fun-filled evening talking about and practicing mail encryption as well as learning programs such as Tor and TrueCrypt"
says Urs Signer of the New Zealand Institute for Cryptography and Freedom.

"We will have special trainers on hand to show people how to install oftware on their computers. Along with trainers, speakers include Dr Sy Taffel from Massey University who specialises in digital media exploring he politics, ethics and materiality of hardware, software and content, nd Valerie Morse, Wellington-based anarchist who will speak on current
NZ government surveillance powers and techniques."

"From the Urewera raids and the Edward Snowden revelations, we know state agencies such as the GCSB and NSA are conducting mass surveillance. While there is no such thing as total security on the internet, there are measures we can take to limit the state's ability to monitor our online communication. A CryptoParty is the perfect place to learn about email encryption in a relaxed environment."

"This is not a party just for computer geeks. It is a gathering for everyone who thinks that privacy matters and wants to be part of defending the internet as the free space it should be. Whether you are political activists, an aspiring investigative journalist or simply someone who is fed up with this Orewllian society - this party is for you."

The CryptoParty will be held at Enspiral Space, Level 2, 18 Allen Street, Te Aro. We invite people to bring along their laptops, but they are not necessary to learn the skills to install these programs. We also invite anyone with skills in this area to join us as a trainer on the night.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PM's Press Conference: Crime And Diplomacy

The Prime Minister's press conference today was dominated by foreign affairs and an open letter from the PM to the Chinese community on crime. More>>

ACC: Govt Caught In Unethical Cluster Bomb Investments

The ACC Fund admitted that it had $1.4 million invested in cluster munitions and nuclear weapons manufacturer Lockheed Martin. Before responding to the Green Party’s request for information,however, ACC sold its Lockheed investment and updated its ethical investment policy. More>>

ALSO:

Local Governments To Decide: Easter Trading Bill Passes

The union representing working people in the retail industry is condemning the Government for whipping its MPs to pass the controversial Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill. More>>c

ALSO:

Departure Speech: Governor-General’s State Farewell Luncheon

"...Unfortunately I was unable to get to the Antarctic, the Chatham Islands and the Kermadecs. A dicky heart thwarted our travel to the Antarctic; and even though I volunteered to parachute into the Kermadecs to join the Young Blake expedition, time, commitments and officials frustrated my plans to visit the Kermadecs and Chathams." More>>

ALSO:

New Research: Most Homeless People Working Or Studying

“The cost of housing has been rising without corresponding increases in income, whilst the number of state houses per capita has been in decline. Many low-income people are missing out on housing, whether we recognise them as ‘homeless’ or not. More>>

ALSO:

Post-Traynor: New Offender Info Sharing Plan

“This Bill delivers on that step-change by moving away from name-based records held by individual agencies to a shared, anchor identity based on unalterable information, such as fingerprints and facial recognition. It also gives agencies access to the drivers’ licence photo database and birth, death and marriages information." More>>

  • NZ Law Foundation - New $2M fund for research on information challenges
  • Littoral: New Ship To Deliver Enhanced Naval Capability

    Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says the Government has approved a Ministry of Defence and New Zealand Defence Force recommendation to request tenders for a new naval ship to support littoral operations. More>>

    July:

    After King's Labour Snub: Māori Party And Kiingitanga To Work Together

    Māori Party Co-leaders Te Ururoa Flavell and Marama Fox met with Kiingitanga representatives in Wellington yesterday to discuss working together on key issues for the betterment of Māori. More>>

    ALSO:

    Waitangi Claim On Rehabilitation: The 'Justus' System For Māori Not Good Enough

    Closing statements at the Waitangi Tribunal case against Corrections called for immediate steps and a comprehensive review to address the high rate of Māori reoffending. More>>

    ALSO:

    Advice: PM Sets Rules For Ministers' Treatment Of Public Servants

    Prime Minister John Key has laid down the law about the way ministers and public servants should interact, saying ministers may not always like the advice they receive, but they must listen to it carefully, respectfully and professionally. More>>

    Get More From Scoop

     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Regional
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news