Author Archives: K`Tetch

Famous Unsolved Codes

Sunday September 4 2016. 1:00pm Description Learn about two of the most famous unsolved codes: the modern enigma at CIA headquarters, and research on the centuries-old Voynich manuscript. Panelists Elonka Dunin – Website | Wikipedia Place Hilton room 208-209 Attendance … Continue reading

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Legality of Fanfic and Cosplay

Sunday September 4 2016. 11:30am Description How close are you to a copyright violation when writing fan fiction or dressing up as a copyrighted character? How do you know if you are infringing, and what legal protections are available? Should … Continue reading

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UK Investigatory Powers Bill (Snooper’s Charter)

Sunday September 4 2016. 10:00am Description The UK Investigatory Powers Bill makes “1984” look tame by comparison. Is this an overreaction to recent threats of terrorism? How does the British system differ from guarantees provided by the American constitution, and … Continue reading

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Online Stalkers and Your Safety

Saturday September 3 2016. 10:00pm Description SWATing, Doxxing, and death threats are becoming more and more common. Sometimes it’s an obsessive ex, a jealous fan that takes things too far, or sometimes it’s “just for the lulz”. How can you … Continue reading

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Mobile Biometrics and Law Enforcement

Saturday September 3 2016. 8:30pm Description Law Enforcement has access to a growing array of new investigative technologies that can be used in the field as the law enforcement tech industry has exploded. How many of these solutions are any … Continue reading

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Hacking 101

Saturday September 3 2016. 7:00pm Description Hacking 101 returns for another glorious year! Just what is a hacker anyway? Culture, history, contacts, resources, and pointers for more info. Panelists Chad Ramey jonny X (moderator) Chris Grayson Drew Porter Xavier Ashe Candis … Continue reading

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Internet Marketing (for Authors): Conquering Social Media

Saturday September 3 2016. 5:30pm Description Tips, tricks, and advice for the novice or seasoned authors to navigate Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, etc. We will take a brief look at the various platforms where authors promote, and break down the … Continue reading

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FBI vs. Apple vs. Grey Hats and the Future of Encryption

Saturday September 3 2016. 4:00pm Description Law enforcement is clamoring to get at data protected in locked mobile phones, while manufacturers assert that weakening the locks would compromise security for all. Are Grey Hats the right way to compromise on … Continue reading

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Oracle v. Google Lawsuit: Round 2?

Saturday September 3 2016. 2:30pm Description Oracle initially sued and largely prevailed on the question of whether Java API’s used in Android constitute a copyright violation. Then Oracle lost in a later trial on the question of fair use. The … Continue reading

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National Security Letters: Past, Present, and Future

Saturday September 3 2016. 1:00pm Description We’ll take a look at how National Security Letters — secret government demands for Internet user information issued directly by the FBI — have been used and abused in the past, and at how … Continue reading

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