EFF Goes to Dragon Con

August 29, 2014 - 10:00am to September 1, 2014 - 3:30am
Atlanta, Georgia

The Electronic Frontier Foundation will attend Dragon Con, the 28-year-old science fiction and fantasy convention in downtown Atlanta, Georgia over Labor Day Weekend.

EFF will have table at the Hilton hotel (tentatively Table #7) and EFF Deputy General Counsel Kurt Opsahl and Media Relations Coordinator and Investigative Research Dave Maass will participate in a total of 11 panel discussion during the Dragon Con's Electronic Frontiers Forum track. EFF will also support screenings of Terms and Conditions May Apply, a documentary about Web site terms of service, and The Internet’s Own Boy, Brian Knappenberger’s 2014 documentary about the late Internet activist Aaron Swartz.

Join the Electronic Frontier Foundation, io9, and a coalition of fan groups over Labor Day weekend for Project Secret Identity, a cosplay photo campaign to raise awareness of how online anonymity and privacy are key to free expression. Visit ProjectSecretIdentity.org during Dragon Con (Aug. 29 – Sept. 1) to participate online or visit us on the second floor of the Hilton Atlanta or the Southeastern Browncoats booth, #1000 at AmericasMart.


Friday, Aug. 29

Biometric Identification: Sorting Fact from Fiction - 4 p.m. (Hilton Room 201)

Beyond the iPhone fingerprint scanner: Can we tell if you are who you claim to be? Can we tell without your having to identify yourself? Featuring: Dave Maass and Jon Padfield.

Documentary: Terms and Conditions May Apply - 8:30 p.m. (Hilton Room 201)

When you click ‘I Agree’ to gain access to a site, do you REALLY know what you are agreeing to? Featuring: Kurt Opsahl and TJ Mihill.

Saturday, Aug. 30

Government Surveillance: Through a PRISM Darkly - 4 p.m. (Hilton Crystal Ballroom)

Everything we know about government surveillance in the post-Edward Snowden era. Featuring: Kurt Opsahl.

Online Family Safety - 5:30 p.m. (Hilton Room 201)

Kids at home? How do you keep them safe without locking up the computer? What tools are available to help? Do these tools really work? Featuring: Dave Maass, K`Tetch, Geoff Termorshuizen, and June K. Williams.

Hacking 101 - 7 p.m. (Hilton Crystal Ballroom)

Hacking 101 returns for another glorious year! Just what is a hacker anyway? Culture, history, contacts, resources, and pointers for more info. Featuring: Kurt Opsahl, jonny X, emptyset, and Tim Farley.

Documentary: The Internet's Own Boy - 10 p.m. (Hilton Room 201)

The story of Aaron Swartz and excesses of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

Sunday, Aug. 31

Cell Phones: Warrants Required? - 11:30 a.m. (Hilton Room 201)

Recent Supreme Court cases found in favor of a strong privacy right for cell phones. What does this mean to you if you get stopped by police? Featuring: Blair B. Chintella, Kurt Opsahl, and Christina Mulligan.

After Edward Snowden: How Do We Clean Up the Mess? - 2:30 p.m. (Hilton Crystal Ballroom)

It has been over a year since the Edward Snowden leaks began. How do we move forward and live within our constitutional means? Featuring: Kurt Opsahl, Dave Maass, Blair B. Chintella, Geoff Termorshuizen, emptyset, and K’Tetch.

Changing Times for Medical and Recreational Marijuana - 10 p.m. (Hilton Crystal Ballroom)

Smoking out the legal, medical, and tax implications of marijuana legalization in an era of increasing tolerance. Featuring: Peter H. Friedman, Andrew Greenberg, and Dave Maass.

Monday, Sept. 1

Surveillance Canaries and Warrant Canaries - 10 a.m. (Hilton Room 201)

‘Canaries’ indicate you are NOT being served with a secret warrant. Are they legal? Can the government force you to lie and put one up? Featuring: Blair B. Chintella and Kurt Opsahl.

FOIA Do-It-Yourself Kit - 11:30 a.m. (Hilton Room 201)

How to file a request under the Freedom of Information Act. Be your own activist! Featuring: K`Tetch and Dave Maass.

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