Morning Keynote - Hacking for Freedom

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Accepted Session
Short Form
Scheduled: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 from 9:00 – 9:45am in Sanctuary

Excerpt

The last year has shown the Internet and computers to be a major force for freedom and self-determination around the world. The presenter discusses his work as a hacktivist. Working with Anonymous and Telecomix, he has helped organized protests in support of WikiLeaks, provided communications support to Egypt and the Middle East, and generally fought the good fight.

Description

A first-hand talk about the politics, technology and ethics of hacktivism. I’ll give an overview of some of the active groups, including Anonymous and Telecomix and discuss some of the projects I’ve worked on in the past few months. See this blog post and video of lightning talk from Pycon

  • organizing protests in support of WikiLeaks and freedom information. Over one hundred cities in two weeks.
  • supporting communications in the Middle East: working 20 hours / day for a week for Egypt without dying
  • When the Net is up: proxies, mirrors, VPNs, encryption, retweeting
  • When the Net is down: dialup modem pools, fax blasts, ham radio
  • Works in Progress: two-way radio HOWTOs, Intranet LiveCDs

Other areas of discussion include: possibilities for future action, staying safe online, IRC etiquette, do-ocracy and anarchic organizing. Questions answered.

Speaking experience

Speaker

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    Biography

    I wear pants.

    I also code python, hack preconceived notions, cook and ride bikes.

    Sessions

      • Title: Morning Keynote - Hacking for Freedom
      • Track: Culture
      • Room: Sanctuary
      • Time: 9:009:45am
      • Excerpt:

        The last year has shown the Internet and computers to be a major force for freedom and self-determination around the world. The presenter discusses his work as a hacktivist. Working with Anonymous and Telecomix, he has helped organized protests in support of WikiLeaks, provided communications support to Egypt and the Middle East, and generally fought the good fight.

      • Speakers: Peter Fein
      • Title: A Guided Tour of IRC
      • Track: BOF
      • Room: B302/03
      • Time: 7:008:30pm
      • Excerpt:

        Introduction to IRC for new users, entertainment for veterans. Learn basics, safety, security. Hang out interesting places, we’ll visit Freenode, Telecomix, Anonymous, Wikileaks.

      • Speakers: Peter Fein