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DEEP DIVE: CBP’s Social Media Surveillance Poses Risks to Free Speech and Privacy Rights

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and one of its component agencies, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), released a Privacy Impact Assessment [.pdf] on CBP’s practice of monitoring social media to enhance the agency’s “situational awareness.” As we’ve argued in relation to other government social media surveillance...
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DEF CON 27: WISP Leadership Panel

Location: Caesars Palace Suite Join Women in Security and Privacy (WISP), Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS), and BSides Las Vegas for an informal networking mixer and leadership panel in one of the biggest suites Vegas has to offer. Attendees can expect food, drink, swag, and an opportunity to hear from some...

En Ecuador, la política debe alejarse del caso de Ola Bin

Después de pasar casi una semana en Ecuador estudiando el caso en contra del desarrollador sueco de software libre Ola Bini, quien fue arrestado en Quito, Ecuador, en abril, hemos observado un claro consenso entre los expertos: las consecuencias políticas de su arresto son, al parecer, superiores a cualquier evidencia...
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DEF CON 27: r00tz Asylum Opening Ceremonies

Location: Planet Hollywood, The Studio r00tz Asylum at DEF CON is a safe and creative space for kids to learn white-hat hacking from the leading security researchers from around the world. Through hands-on workshops and contests, DEF CON’s youngest attendees understand how to safely deploy the hacker mindset in today’s...
Creativity & Innovation

The T-Mobile and Sprint Merger Is Blatantly Anticompetitive

There is no saving grace for the federal government approving what is on its face an illegal horizontal merger between T-Mobile and Sprint. The wireless market is already highly concentrated according to the Department of Justice’s own guidelines, and this merger only exacerbates the problem. Mergers that bring extreme levels...

BSidesLV 2019: Why Can't We Be Friends (Ask a Fed & the EFF.)

Location: Ground 1234 Do you dance madly on the lip of the volcano regarding your own research, or would like to research a particular topic that you feel might have a non desirable personal outcome? Do you know someone who does these things? If so, you should come to this...
Security Education

Building Community in Brooklyn: A Grassroots Case Study

Grassroots-level organizing has long been an important tool for advancing policy goals and activating a constituency. More importantly, local organizing can provide an avenue through which the skills and knowledge of some are leveraged to support the previously-unmet needs of the wider community. As a member of the ...

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