Join EFF at 32C3, one of the largest technology, security, and activism conferences in the world. Learn how EFF is working to protect online rights and connect with the larger international digital freedom community. Catch some great EFF talks and visit our Safe Harbor 2.0 table near the Anarchist Village to chat about the latest developments and even become an official EFF member!
EFF panels and presentations:
Cyber all the Wassenaars, Export Controls and Exploit Regulations: Braindead and (In)Evitable?, Monday at 14:00, Hall 1 Transposition of the Wassenaar Arrangement, which now also covers export controls on exploits and surveillance technology, into European law is upon us. This panel discusses this, both on process and substance. Featuring EFF Staff Attorney Nate Cardozo
Let's Encrypt, What launching a free CA looks like, Monday at 19:00, Hall 1
Let's Encrypt is a new free and automated certificate authority, that entered closed beta in October and has already issued a large number of valid certificates. This talk will provide a short overview of how the Let's Encrypt client and server software work, and explore statistics gathered during our closed beta and launch period. EFF Technology Consultant Roland Shoemaker.
Crypto Wars Part II, Wednesday at 12:45, Hall 1
Governments around the world are seeking to put a stop to secure end-to-end encryption, from the UK’s Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act, to Australia’s Defence Trade Controls Act, to India’s draft proposal to require plain text copies of all secure messages, to the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation’s public pressure on global companies like Apple and Google to weaken their security and provide law enforcement access to plain text content. Yet it is impossible to give these governments what they want without creating vulnerabilities that could be exploited by bad actors. Moreover any attempt to prevent people from writing and publishing strong encryption without backdoors conflicts with the right to freedom of expression enshrined in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Featuring EFF Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel Kurt Opsahl.
Sin in the time of Technology, Wednesday at 17:15, Hall 2
Technology companies now hold an unprecedented ability to shape the world around us by limiting our ability to access certain content and by crafting proprietary algorithm that bring us our daily streams of content. Featuring EFF Director for International Freedom of Expression Jillian York.