[Starts today] Classes - PrivacySafe Technology Foundation

They will be running payed (pretty affordable) digital security classes starting today (at 11pm in Lisbon time). The classes will be held on their BigBlueButton.

If you wanna hear a bit more in-depth explanation of what this is and the way they are funding themselves, take a listen at this inteview (warning youtube!) - starts at 34:45.

Learning Commons Features

:ballot_box_with_check: Interactive Video Sessions with Member Q&A
:ballot_box_with_check: Desktop Sharing, Whiteboard, and Video Sharing
:ballot_box_with_check: Breakout Sessions for Group Collaboration
:ballot_box_with_check: Public and Private Chat Rooms, Direct E2EE Member Chat
:ballot_box_with_check: Flipped Classrooms with Direct Feedback and Polls
:ballot_box_with_check: Optional Evaluations and Recognition of Achievements via Open Badges
:ballot_box_with_check: Networking Opportunities and Brainstorming Events
Video Session Screenshot
Video session with sonic surveillance demo

Our Promise to Members

:gift: You Own the Classes:
Recordings, slides, and other class materials are released under a Creative Commons license.

:closed_lock_with_key: Classes Are Private:
No dodgy ad-tech tracking by Google or other third parties.

:shield: Classes Are Secure:
We don’t require members to install broken apps like Zoom.

:see_no_evil: No Spying on Members:
We don’t engage in surveillance or member profiling and ask for active, opt-in consent for information.

:zipper_mouth_face: Private Conversations:
We offer end-to-end encrypted (E2EE) chat to all members and instructors.

:raised_hand: No Ads, No Product Pitches:
When we make recommendations we do it fairly, critically, and without sponsors.

:100: Fresh, No-Nonsense Content:
We don’t cut corners, we talk about current events, and we disclose potential bias.

:speech_balloon: Plain Language:
Our classes offer clear and honest dialogue, delivered simply and without technobabble.

:+1: No Hidden Costs:
We don’t trick users into paying for features and describe all membership costs up front.

Read more on their educational commitments here

This is from the person behind the yale privacy lab and the ones who organized the flatten the curve summit which we talked about in the forum before.

I’ll definitely be keeping an eye on how this goes, If through this they’re able to get a sustained audience it might be an interesting model of funding the continuity of these events.