What is CryptoParty? Interested parties with computers, devices, and the desire to learn to use the most basic crypto programs and the fundamental concepts of their operation! CryptoParties are free to attend, public, and are commercially non-aligned.
Micah Lee, web developer at EFF, will be speaking at the Oakland CryptoParty about "An Introduction to Public Key Crypto, the Web of Trust, and Certificate Authorities: Start encrypting IMs, emails, and text messages today."
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