[svlug] Linux Users' Group of Davis, Oct. 17: "Surveillance: self-defense and how you can push back" with the EFF
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Tue Sep 20 17:12:39 PDT 2016
The Linux Users' Group of Davis (LUGOD) will be holding the following meeting:
October 17, 2016
7:00pm - 9:00pm
"Surveillance: self-defense and how you can push back"
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF):
Shahid Buttar, Director of Grassroots Advocacy;
Amul Kalia, Intake Coordinator; and
Camille Ochoa, Operations Assistant
Law-abiding Americans are increasingly subject to routine surveillance,
not only by federal intelligence agencies -- which will confront
a critical legislative deadline in 2017 -- but also by local law
enforcement agencies like police departments, and sheriff's offices,
as well as private sector sources such as social media networks,
employers, and ISPs. Learn how to use a few simple-yet-powerful tools
to defend your privacy from electronic monitoring, while also exploring
how policy reform opportunities present a chance for your community
to increase transparency and introduce long overdue checks & balances.
Participants need not wield technical expertise to attend this session,
which is geared towards regular smartphone and laptop users. It will
include a teach-in and skill-share on surveillance, some immediate
and practical steps you can take to protect your communications, and
how to work with neighbors to inform surveillance policy at the state
and local level.
About the Speakers:
Shahid Buttar leads EFF's grassroots and student outreach efforts.
He's a constitutional lawyer focused on the intersection of community
organizing and policy reform as a lever to shift legal norms, with
roots in communities across the country resisting mass surveillance.
Amul Kalia helps EFF staff spot opportunities where it would be helpful
for the organization to add its voice. He mostly works with EFF's
attorneys in keeping a pulse on emerging legal digital rights issues,
and finding opportunities for the EFF to get involved.
Camille Ochoa provides general operational support to the heroes of EFF.
She has her BA in Societal Communication.
About the Electronic Frontier Foundation:
EFF is the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties
in the digital world. Founded in 1990, it champions user privacy,
free expression, and innovation through impact litigation, policy
analysis, grassroots activism, and technology development. They work
to ensure that rights and freedoms are enhanced and protected as our
use of technology grows. https://www.eff.org/
This event is free and open to the public. While not necessary, you
can RSVP for this event on EFF's website:
A flyer, in PDF format, is available for this event; please consider
printing and posting it where appropriate:
This meeting will be held at:
Explorit Nature Center
3141 Fifth Street
Davis, CA 95618
For more details on this meeting, visit:
For maps, directions, public transportation schedules, etc., visit:
The Linux Users' Group of Davis is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
dedicated to the Linux computer operating system and other Open Source
and Free Software.
Since 1999, LUGOD has held regular meetings with guest speakers
in Davis, California, as well as other events in Davis and the greater
Sacramento region. Events are always free and open to the public.
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Public Relations Officer
Linux Users' Group of Davis
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