Next Privacy Salon 17/04/18 – A DeepDive Into Deep Fakes

Nearly anyone with a laptop and an Internet connection can now distort visual reality to offer exceptionally realistic — but utterly fake — photos and videos of events that did not occur, apparently perpetrated by people who were never there.

Using technology called  “DeepFakes” (a portmanteau of computer neural network’s deep learning and fake), hobbyists can now transfer video images of one person’s face to video of another person’s body. This technology, also called Face2Face, has spawned a thriving, competitive community of amateurs creating clever mash-ups of people and faces — and has allowed malicious users to paste celebrity faces on the bodies of pornographic actors. One variant of the technology, so far used only by computer scientists, allows users to animate the facial gestures of a selected “target”with the facial gestures of another person, in real time.

Washington Post 03/04/18

We’ll be taking a deep dive into the world of Deep Fakes, examining the world of DFAAS (DeepFakes As A Service), looking at the privacy issues and the wider implications of a world where you can no longer trust anything that you see or hear.

It’s the future, but not as we know it…

 
#PrivacySalonDishonourableMentions

Rosi will again be updating us on recent developments in the dodgy world of surveillance capitalism and how to maintain privacy and security despite the dishonourable behaviours she has found.  (There may be some honourable mentions too 😉 )

Date:
Tuesday 17/04/18, 19:00

Address:
Level2
87 route de Thionville
L-2611 Luxembourg

Luxembourg Digital Privacy Salon is free, intended for everyone, no prior technical expertise is assumed. This year the Privacy Salon is presented in collaboration with BEE SECURE in the frame of the campaign “Big Data – Who does what with my data?.”

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Next Privacy Salon 14/03/18: Women & Privacy

As we are close to International Women’s Day on March 8th, this edition of the Privacy Salon will explore privacy issues relating to women – but with information and tips that apply to everyone.

Private time online 
From making a smart dating profile to private browsing, Kasia will share practical tips for staying safe online from Violet Blue book “the smart girl’s guide to privacy” and life experience.

 

#PrivacySalonDishonourableMentions

Rosi will be updating us on recent developments in the dodgy world of surveillance capitalism and how to maintain privacy and security despite the dishonourable behaviours she has found.  (There may be some honourable mentions too 😉 )

Date:
Wednesday 14/03/18, 19:00

Address:
Level2
87 route de Thionville
L-2611 Luxembourg

Luxembourg Digital Privacy Salon is free, intended for everyone, no prior technical expertise is assumed. This year the Privacy Salon is presented in collaboration with BEE SECURE in the frame of the campaign “Big Data – Who does what with my data?.”

WITH THE SUPPORT OF

Next Privacy Salon 06/02/2018 – Safer Internet Day!

The next Privacy Salon will take place on Safer Internet Day 2018

Martin from pretty Easy privacy will give a talk on the projects’ aims and how they are trying to achieve them and Rafi0t from CIRCL will explain the USB key sanitizer – CIRCLean which has just published a new release.

We’ll also examine how “a better internet starts with you”. There’s sure to be snacks as well  😉

 

p≡p a.k.a. “pretty Easy privacy” has a mission to revolutionize the world of Privacy in written digital communications. Aligned in the spirit of the global Cypherpunk movement, the project is trying to bring open-source end-to-end encrypted and anonymous communication in the most easy way possible on all channels use already today, including e-mails, SMS and others.

Short Bio
“I’m an privacy activist, involved in p≡p project based in Luxembourg. Enthusiastic about privacy and security, trying to enable people to make well-informed decisions about the importance of privacy in their lives.”

 

About CIRCLean

CIRCLean is an independent hardware solution to clean documents from untrusted (obtained) USB keys / USB sticks. The device automatically converts untrusted documents into a readable but disarmed format and stores these clean files on a trusted (user owned) USB key/stick.

 

Date:
Tuesday 06/02/18, 19:00

Address:
Level2
87 route de Thionville
L-2611 Luxembourg

Luxembourg Digital Privacy Salon is free, intended for everyone, no prior technical expertise is assumed. This year the Privacy Salon is presented in collaboration with BEE SECURE in the frame of the campaign “Big Data – Who does what with my data?.”

WITH THE SUPPORT OF

Next Digital Privacy Salon 17/01/18: Resolution Time!

Resolved to protect your privacy more in 2018?
Got new devices for Xmas and want to make sure they are only sharing what YOU want them to?

Come to the first Salon of the year, we’ve got you covered!

We’ll give practical tips and advice and install some tools so you leave the Salon well on the way to keeping (one of) your resolutions…

Date:
Wednesday 17/01/18, 19:00

Address:
Level2
87 route de Thionville
L-2611 Luxembourg

Luxembourg Digital Privacy Salon is free, intended for everyone, no prior technical expertise is assumed. This year the Privacy Salon is presented in collaboration with BEE SECURE in the frame of the campaign “Big Data – Who does what with my data?.”

WITH THE SUPPORT OF

Next Digital Privacy Salon 06/12/17: Internet of (Xmas) Things

Come and make merry at the last Salon of 2017!

‘Tis the season to be jolly and we’ll be looking at the kind of connected devices people will be giving and receiving this festive season, examining the Big Data aspects of them and seeing whether your device will be a long term hit or a Yuletide brick.

Date:
Wednesday 06/12/17, 19:00

Address:
Level2
87 route de Thionville
L-2611 Luxembourg

Luxembourg Digital Privacy Salon is free, intended for everyone, no prior technical expertise is assumed. This year the Privacy Salon is presented in collaboration with BEE SECURE in the frame of the campaign “Big Data – Who does what with my data?.”

WITH THE SUPPORT OF

Next Privacy Salon 07/11/17: All Hail Our Algorithmic Overlords

In this Privacy Salon we’ll be taking a quick dive into the “Black Boxes” that increasingly control many aspects of our lives, assessing (as much as we can) their influence, and seeing what we can do to keep control in an age of “algorithmic overlords”

Date:
Wednesday 07/11/17, 19:00

Address:
Level2
87 route de Thionville
L-2611 Luxembourg

Luxembourg Digital Privacy Salon is free, intended for everyone, no prior technical expertise is assumed. This year the Privacy Salon is presented in collaboration with BEE SECURE in the frame of the campaign “Big Data – Who does what with my data?.”

WITH THE SUPPORT OF

Digital Privacy Salon Special Edition: BIG DATA 11/10/17

Big Data is a buzzword these days – but is it really the new oil or the new power?

Join us and our special guest speaker Sarah Jamie Lewis to discover exactly what is Big Data, how it affects our everyday lives, the privacy issues it raises and some practical tips to protect ourselves from unwanted data gathering and use.

After the presentation there will be time for socialising with some snacks

Bio: Sarah Jamie Lewis

Sarah Jamie Lewis is an independent security researcher currently living in Vancouver Canada. She has a passion for privacy & anonymity and runs Mascherari Press, an organization dedicated to conducting & promoting privacy research aimed at empowering marginalized & at risk communities.

Date:
Wednesday 11/10/17, 19:00

Address:
Level2
87 route de Thionville
L-2611 Luxembourg

Luxembourg Digital Privacy Salon is free, intended for everyone, no prior technical expertise is assumed. This year the Privacy Salon is presented in collaboration with BEE SECURE in the frame of the campaign “Big Data – Who does what with my data?.”

WITH THE SUPPORT OF

Digital Privacy Salon Special Edition: CIA/WikiLeaks vs Real World Threats

WikiLeaks recent release of the Vault 7 CIA files has made headlines around the world and led to people questioning whether their devices and communications can be hacked/secured.

We will look at the leaks and if they have implications for citizens in their everyday lives and compare them to other possible threats to privacy and security which definitely do.

We will also ask (and try to answer the question) why these leaks now?

Date:
15/03/17, 19:00

Address:
Level2
87 route de Thionville
L-2611 Luxembourg

Luxembourg Digital Privacy Salon is free, intended for everyone, no prior technical expertise is assumed.

Privacy Salon Kids Special (bring your parents if you want) edition 01/10/16

To celebrate(?) the return to school we will he holding a kids special edition of the Privacy Salon on Saturday, October 1st from 11:00 to 13:30.

Kids from 8 to 14 years old can participate, and can invite their parents to take part too if they want. There will be a series of hands-on activities exploring how to use the internet in a more secure and private way. Free pizza will also be provided 😉

The event will take place at :
Level2 Hackerspace
87 route de Thionville
L-2611 Luxembourg

https://wiki.hackerspace.lu/wiki/Location

Luxembourg Digital Privacy Salon is free, intended for everyone, no prior technical expertise is assumed.

More information:

Digital Privacy Salons are skill & knowledge sharing sessions which aim to teach people the basic ways of protecting themselves and their data from intrusive surveillance.

Generally the salons deal with how to have private conversations over instant messaging, how to encrypt emails, how to browse anonymously amongst other things.

It is very important that you leave the Privacy Salon with tools & knowledge you can use on a daily basis, and explain to your friends how to do it too. All the attendees should come with device(s) they want to install tools on.

– We’ll discuss why cryptography, anonymity and anti-tracking tools are important today
– We’ll install online anonymity tools
– We’ll secure our communications
– We’ll make sure we can’t be easily tracked online
– We’ll have a drink and a chat

Oh yes, and free pizza 😉

No prior technical expertise or knowledge is assumed, so ask away about anything

Next event: Saturday 01/10/16, 10:30 @Level2

Read @sachaheck post about a recent Salon here

Level2 Hackerspace
87 route de Thionville
L-2611 Luxembourg

https://wiki.hackerspace.lu/wiki/Location

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Privacy Salon Special: Quinn Norton – Nothing Ever Ends (18/05)

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At the Privacy Salon we are usually looking at how to protect and secure our data on networked devices. But we don’t always examine how we actually  got the Internet we have now nor what it’ll be like soon.

So we are pleased to present this Privacy Salon Special where Quinn Norton will be telling us how Nothing Ever Ends

Bio/description-y stuff: Quinn Norton, internet journalist and essayist, previously of Wired and The Message. I read too much history, use too much technology, obsess too much about security, know too much nerdy stuff, and am way too interested in the Mongolians.

Nothing Ever Ends is a fast romp though the history of computer and internet culture, from over two thousand years ago to several years in the future. I’ll tell the stories of some of key players in the history of the net, including the 19th century robber barons in America, Han dynasty feng shui practitioners, God, the RIAA, 90s software pirates, a little-know greek goddess, the Seattle Police Department. Over enough time, all the consequences become unintended. But all those unintended consequences give us the internet we have now, and the future we will have.

All will be revealed on May 18th, 19:00
Level2 Hackerspace
87 route de Thionville
L-2611 Luxembourg

https://wiki.hackerspace.lu/wiki/Location

There will probably be free pizza too 😉

WITH THE SUPPORT OF
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