Join EFF at DEF CON 26! We're excited to be back for another DEF CON with a membership booth in the Vendor area, a contest, and talks.
Join the Cause
Come find us in the Vendor area talk to us about the latest in online rights, get on our action alert list, or donate to become an EFF member. We'll also have our limited-edition DEF CON 26 shirts available! These shirts have a puzzle incorporated into the design. Try your hand at cracking it!
Disrupting the Digital Dystopia or What the hell is happening in computer law?
Nate Cardozo, Senior Staff Attorney and Nathan White, Access Now's Senior Legislative Manager
1984 didn't just happen because of a calendar. The world of 1984 was built by politicians who used the rule of law to change society into an oppressive surveillance state. In Washington D.C., politicians today are making decisions about what technologies we're permitted to use and how they'll be used in society. In this talk we'll break down 4-5 bills currently under discussion in Congress and explain who they'll impact the DEF CON community.
Octavius 13, Friday August 10 at 8:00 PM
DC26 Fireside Hax (AKA Ask the EFF)
Kurt Opsahl, Nate Cardozo, Katitza Rodriguez, Andres Arrieta, Nathan 'nash' Sheard, Jamie Lee Williams
Relax and enjoy a Fireside Hax chat while you get the latest information about how the law is racing to catch up with technological change from staffers at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the nation's premiere digital civil liberties group fighting for freedom and privacy in the computer age. This Fireside Hax discussion will include updates on current EFF issues such as the government's effort to undermine encryption (and add backdoors), the fight for network neutrality, discussion of our technology projects to spread encryption across the Web and emails, updates on cases and legislation affecting security research, and much more. Half the session will be given over to question-and-answer, so it's your chance to ask EFF questions about the law and technology issues that are important to you.
Roman Chillout Room, Saturday August 11 at 8:00 PM
Tech Trivia Contest
Join us for some tech trivia! EFF's team of technology experts have crafted challenging trivia about the fascinating, obscure, and trivial aspects of digital security, online rights, and Internet culture. Competing teams will plumb the unfathomable depths of their knowledge, but only the champion hive mind will claim the First Place Tech Trivia Cup and EFF swag pack. The second and third place teams will also win great EFF gear.
Contest Stage, Friday August 10 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Looking for Help?
As in past years, EFF staff attorneys will be present to help support the community. If you have legal concerns regarding an upcoming talk or sensitive infosec research that you are conducting at any time, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Outline the basic issues and we will do our best to connect you with the resources you need.
Read more about EFF's work defending, offering legal counsel, and publicly advocating for technologists on our Coders' Rights Project page.