Before Saturday’s Surveillance Protest: Meet, Debate, and Encrypt
You should already know that on Saturday, October 26 there will be a protest against massive unconstitutional surveillance of the American people in Washington, DC. If you want to take part, show up outside Union Station at 12 noon for a march to the U.S. Capitol building. The weather looks like it will be great — sunny with a mild breeze in the 50s. I hope to see you there.
If you’ve really got the time to spare, the organizers of the march against surveillance will have some nifty educational events going on in the days leading up to the march. In the early evening of Thursday October 24, former Green Party presidential candidate Jared Ball will join civil liberties advocates in a panel discussion entitled “Enemies of the State? Government Surveillance of Communities of Color”.
The next day, a CryptoParty Happy Hour will be held at the Dupont Circle offices of Public Citizen. Co-sponsored by the the Electronic Privacy Information Center, the event will feature nine tech experts from 7 different organizations advising you on how you can secure your communications to protect yourself (as much as is possible) from NSA, FBI and other snooping.
But don’t forget the main event:
Saturday, October 26.
A hopefully massive protest against undeniably massive surveillance.
I hope to see you there.