Well, CryptoParty 2.0 has come and gone, it was an integral part of the Free Software Festival Manchester and was epic and fun and everything we wanted it to be really! There is a write up here, from the Open Rights Group Manchester, and lots here by FSFE-Mcr. Below are… Read more“CryptoParty 2.0 Write-up”
More Women Please!
Hi, I am Anna, I do a lot of the organisational stuff for CryptoParty Manchester… and I am a woman. I had great fun at the last event, really, it was a hoot… but I was saddened to see literally only one or two women there. There are tons (really,… Read more“More Women Please!”
Free Your Android and Escape those Anrgy Bird Spies!
So it’s not just your email… it’s your games that are hacked, cracked (and generally whacked) too! Thats right, we now know (thanks again Mr Snowden) that GCHQ and NSA can get even more of our personal data from games like Angry Birds, and from app’s like Google maps. This… Read more“Free Your Android and Escape those Anrgy Bird Spies!”
Festival Update: Bitcoin event announced.
Following a successful partnership at the first CryptoParty, FSFE-Mcr and BitcoinMcr team up once more to bring you another great event. Bitcoin Bonanza! Bitcoin into & workshop For the Free Software Festival, Bitcoin Manchester is putting together an intro and workshop on Bitcoin. It will be in three parts: Intro… Read more“Festival Update: Bitcoin event announced.”
More about CryptoParty 2.0
Manchester ORG hosts second Crypto Party – 6th Feb Cryptoparties provide a great way for anyone to learn how to install and use encryption technology and other tips to keep you anonymous online. Tech facilitators will be there to help you with encryption of email, live chat and how to… Read more“More about CryptoParty 2.0”
Crypto and Free Software – the strongest combo.
Hey all – just a few quick thoughts on an article on the BBC – hope you like 🙂 – Anna x In this article by the BBC 2014 is described as the “the year of encryption.” Sounds good! The NSA are highlighted as we have now come to expect… Read more“Crypto and Free Software – the strongest combo.”
CryptoParty 2.0 Annonced
We are delighted to announce another CryptoParty. FSFE-mcr and friends will be running a whole week of Free Software fun in Manchester’s very first Free Software Festival! So far, the event lineup looks like this: Monday 3rd Feb – Volunteer Orientation and Planning Meeting – Madlab Tuesday 4th… Read more“CryptoParty 2.0 Annonced”
It was Epic!
Manchester’s first Cryptoparty, on the 7th of December, was a definite success. We had 30-40 attendees, with some “dropping in” and others staying all day. By the end of the day everyone had email encryption enabled and most had shared their public keys, with some signing each-others keys. We played… Read more“It was Epic!”
Goody Bags Getting Full!
We are delighted to announce that the “goody bags” are getting pretty full now, we have tons of cool stickers (from FSFE, ORG and EFF) and copies of three great books to give away, including; 50 copies of the Tech Tools for Activism guide to on-line security; 100 Copies of… Read more“Goody Bags Getting Full!”