The Life of the (Crypto) Party

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Matt Mitchell started Crypto Harlem to teach people in his community about how online and real life surveillance works, and what they could do about it. Through empowering people to understand their online privacy choices, and to speak up for change when their privacy in real life is eroded, Matt is building a movement to make a better future for everyone.

In this episode you’ll learn about:

  • Cryptoparties being organized by volunteers to educate people about what surveillance technology looks like, how it works, and who installed it
  • How working within your own community can be an extremely effective (and fun) way to push back against surveillance
  • How historically surveilled communities have borne the brunt of new, digital forms of surveillance
  • The ineffectiveness and bias of much new surveillance technology, and why it’s so hard to “surveill yourself to safety”
  • Why and how heavily surveilled communities are taking back their privacy, sometimes using new technology
  • The ways that Community Control Of Police Surveillance (CCOPS) legislation can benefit communities by offering avenues to learn about and discuss surveillance technology before it’s installed
  • How security and digital privacy has improved, with new options, settings, and applications that offer more control over our online lives

This podcast is supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation's Program in Public Understanding of Science and Technology.

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