[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"

Presented by:

  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:


About LUGOD:

  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.

  You can 'like' LUGOD on Facebook at:
  join the LUGOD group on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lugod/
  and find us on LinkedIn at: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=35879

  Please visit our website for more details:  http://www.lugod.org/

Bill Kendrick
pr at lugod.org
Public Relations Officer
Linux Users' Group of Davis

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