28th August | PrivChat | The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Censorship Circumvention

From the Tor project mailing list:

The Tor Project’s second edition of PrivChat (https://torproject.org/privchat) is taking place next Friday, August 28, and you’re invited.

PrivChat is a fundraising event series held to raise donations for the Tor Project. Through PrivChat, we bring you important information related to what is happening in tech, human rights, and internet freedom by convening experts for a chat with our community.

What: PrivChat | The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Censorship Circumvention
When: August 28 @ 1:00pm Eastern, 10:00am Pacific, 17:00 UTC
Where: The Tor Project’s YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOOChyMCZH4)

// The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Censorship Circumvention //
Every year, internet censorship increases globally. From network level blocking to nation-wide internet blackouts, governments and private companies have powerful tools to restrict information and stop connection between people. Many people, groups, and organizations are doing innovative work to study, measure, and fight back against internet censorship–and they are helping millions of people connect more regularly and safely to the internet. Despite these successes, we’re faced with well-funded adversaries that have billions of dollars to spend on censorship mechanisms, and the arms race is ongoing.

The second edition of PrivChat with Tor will be about the Good, the Bad and the Ugly that is happening in the front lines of censorship circumvention. In a world where censorship technology is increasingly sophisticated and bought and sold between nations, so is our creativity to measure it and build tools to bypass it, as well as the willingness of people to fight back. But is it enough? What are the barriers facing the people and organizations fighting for internet freedom?

// Host //
Cory Doctorow - Electronic Frontier Foundation, MIT

// Participants //

  • Felicia Anthonio - Campaigner, #KeepItOn Lead at Access Now
  • Vrinda Bhandari - Of Counsel - Litigation, Internet Freedom Foundation
  • Cecylia Bocovich - Developer, The Tor Project
  • Arturo Filastò - Project Lead & Engineer, OONI

PrivChat is free to attend. If you get value out of these events and you like Tor, please consider becoming a monthly donor. Reliable, predictable support is the best way to ensure Tor remains strong and stable.

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