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Geocaching: The Worldwide Crowd-Sourced Game

Monday September 3, 2018. 2:30pm Description In May 2000, President Clinton announced that “Selective Availability” would be removed from the GPS satellites, allowing civilians to have improved accuracy with publicly available receivers. Within 24 hours, a game had begun. The … Continue reading

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AI & Personalized Propaganda on Social Media

Monday September 3, 2018. 1:00pm Description In the old days, propaganda pushed the same message to millions. Now with deep data analysis and artificial intelligence, propaganda can be customized, personalized, and automated at mass scale. What are the implications to … Continue reading

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Security of Voting Machines

Monday September 3, 2018. 11:30am Description Voting is the cornerstone of our democratic process. New technologies being pushed by numerous vendors have created disturbing questions about the integrity of our election systems. Panelists Randal L. Schwartz Kurt Opsahl Matt Blaze … Continue reading

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Best Practices for Setting Up SSL Certs

Monday September 3, 2018. 10:00am Description These days, everyone should be protecting their web sites with HTTPS/SSL encryption, especially now that Let’s Encrypt makes it free. Proper configuration and testing, however, is very important. Panelists Erica Portnoy Place Hilton room … Continue reading

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Hacking 201

Sunday September 2, 2018. 10:00pm Description Q&A from our panel of experts; play “stump the hacker”! Maybe you’ll win a prize! (Panel continues until wee hours of the morning.) Panelists Randal L. Schwartz Matt Blaze jonny X (Moderator) Nash Sheard … Continue reading

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10 Rules for Dealing with Police Encounters

Sunday September 2, 2018. 8:30pm Description Knowing and asserting your rights along with common sense can greatly improve the outcome of any police encounter. Documentary by flexyourrights.org. A question and answer session will follow the film. Panelists Jonathan B. McFarland … Continue reading

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Webcomics

Sunday September 2, 2018. 7:00pm Description A behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to produce a successful web-based comic strip series, given by both new and established webcomic artists. Panelists Bill Holbrook (Moderator) Jennie Breeden Comfort Love Adam Withers Ben Fisher Alan … Continue reading

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Using Encrypted DNS in the Home

Sunday September 2, 2018. 5:30pm Description Even if your home network is well secured, your DNS requests give away a lot about you, and can leak information from the Tor browser, some VPN’s, and other security-enhancing tools. How do you … Continue reading

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Free Culture: The Cultural Heritage and Impact of the Open Internet

Sunday September 2, 2018. 4:00pm Description We will look at how science fiction helped to shape the visions of the future pursued by Open Internet activists. In particular, we will examine how ideas about gender, power, and freedom have been … Continue reading

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ICE & Immigration Surveillance

Sunday September 2, 2018. 2:30pm Description New surveillance technologies are being used in the current immigration crackdown and may threaten our privacy even for legal citizens. Panelists Blair B. Chintella David Maass (Moderator) Kara J. Chappell Matthew Conley Place Hilton … Continue reading

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