Alt-Weeklies vs. the Surveillance State

January 24, 2014 - 12:00pm
San Francisco, CA

In this double-header presentation at the Association of Alternative Newsmedia's 2014 Digital Conference, attendees will learn about how the unfolding digital surveillance scandal impacts the news industry and what alt-weeklies can and should do about it. The Electronic Frontier Foundation's Dave Maass (formerly a staff writer for San Diego CityBeat, Santa Fe Reporter and the San Antonio Current) will detail five areas where alt-weeklies should be paying attention and taking action, from covering local law enforcement to overhauling their own privacy policies. Parker Higgins, an EFF activist who volunteers on the Freedom of the Press Foundation's SecureDrop project, will also talk about the organization's efforts to make low-cost cryptographic systems available to news outlets that need to communicate with anonymous sources. Registration is required.

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