Category Archives: Panels

Famous Unsolved Codes

Sunday September 3, 2017. 1:00pm Description What do all of these have in common? A sculpture in the center of CIA Headquarters. A 500-year-old manuscript hidden in Yale University’s Beinecke library. A 19th century pamphlet describing a buried treasure in … Continue reading

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Copyright 101

Sunday September 3, 2017. 11:30am Description How does copyright work? Do you have to register? Can you do it yourself, or do you need a lawyer? What do you do if you discover infringement? Panelist Courtney Lytle Place Hilton room … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Against Techdirt

Sunday September 3, 2017. 10:00am Description The Techdirt technology blog is facing a lawsuit from someone who claims to have invented email. What is a SLAPP suit, and does this suit qualify? What are reasonable defenses against such a suit, … Continue reading

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Future of Sex Tech

Saturday September 2, 2017. 11:30pm Description A discussion on the rapidly advancing technologies and the societal influences and impacts on sex and sexuality, artificial companionship, the digital age, and virtual relationships. Panelists Adrianne McDonald Jim Nettles Place Hilton room 208-209 … Continue reading

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Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality: How Crazy Can the Future Really Get?

Saturday September 2, 2017. 10:00pm Description We are just scratching the surface of virtual reality, augmented reality, and immersive tech. Zombie games, Saturn voyages, military exercises, 360-degree movies: That’s just the beginning of a universe of applications. What are the … Continue reading

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Hacking 101

Saturday September 2, 2017. 8:30pm Description Hacking 101 returns for another glorious year! Just what is a hacker anyway? Culture, history, contacts, resources, and pointers for more info. Panelists Randal L. Schwartz Kurt Opsahl jonny X (Moderator) David Benas Shelby … Continue reading

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Hunted, the TV Show: How Real Is It?

Saturday September 2, 2017. 7:00pm Description The CBS show “Hunted” shows how easy it is for private investigators to track everyday people using ordinary technology and digital data. How real is this, and how exposed are our everyday lives using … Continue reading

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Social Media Monitoring by Law Enforcement

Saturday September 2, 2017. 5:30pm Description Law enforcement agencies at all levels now routinely check social media as a part of investigations. Mass monitoring is also used, and social media identities are now being demanded for international travel in some … Continue reading

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Surveillance Self-Defense and Personal OpSec

Saturday September 2, 2017. 4:00pm Description What you can do to protect yourself and your own communications by using encryption tools and practicing good ‘digital hygiene’. Panelists Gennie Gebhart Matt Blaze Nathan White Place Hilton room 208-209 Attendance – 145 … Continue reading

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Why James Comey Was SO Wrong About Encryption

Saturday September 2, 2017. 2:30pm Description Embattled former FBI Director James Comey was adamant about having backdoors into mobile devices. Why was Apple so right to resist Comey’s demands, and what does the future hold with new leadership at the … Continue reading

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