Grassroots surveillance and censorship resistance at your local library: the Library Freedom Project

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The Library Freedom Project is an international initiative which teaches librarians strategies for fighting surveillance and censorship so that they can bring this information to their local communities. Alison Macrina, director of the Library Freedom Project, will talk about the work of her organization -- including privacy-enhancing FLOSS technologies in libraries, community privacy classes, Tor relays in libraries, and more, as well as some recent successes, like how LFP fought back -- and won-- when the US Department of Homeland Security went after one our partner libraries. Alison will talk about how members of the internet freedom community can join in the successful work of Library Freedom Project, and how our experience can help you create grassroots-level surveillance and censorship resistance in your local communities.

Grassroots surveillance and censorship resistance at your local library: the Library Freedom Project
Presenter/s Alison Macrina
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Bio/s Alison Macrina is a librarian, privacy activist, and the founder and director of the Library Freedom Project, an initiative which aims to make real the promise of intellectual freedom in libraries by teaching librarians and their local communities about surveillance threats, privacy rights and law, and privacy-protecting technology tools to help safeguard digital freedoms. Alison is passionate about connecting surveillance issues to larger global struggles for justice, demystifying privacy and security technologies for ordinary users, and resisting an internet controlled by a handful of intelligence agencies and giant multinational corporations. When she’s not doing any of that, she’s reading.
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