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Collective resistance to state controls on information #12

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cohosh opened this issue Jun 26, 2019 · 0 comments

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commented Jun 26, 2019

Description

As resistance to state control continues to grow, states are reacting by tightening the restrictions on the flow of information surrounding these uprisings and protests. One of the main tools at their disposal is to leverage their control over centralized Internet infrastructure to block access to news sites, social media, and content that threaten their authority. Tor Project is working on a way to circumvent these restrictions on information. This talk will describe a way we can collectively fight back by hosting P2P proxies in our browsers to share our agency with others. Snowflake is a new censorship circumvention tool that relies on the participation of many to further widen the cracks in state-imposed Internet firewalls.

Type: talk/demo
Length: 30 minutes
Language: english
Additional considerations: N/A

Session Objective

  • Show how and what type of information is suppressed by state firewalls
  • Demonstrate how to run a Snowflake proxy in a browser.

Material and Technical Requirements

  • Internet connection
  • Monitor to connect a laptop to

Presenter(s)

Name: Cecylia Bocovich
Email: cohosh@torproject.org
Url(s): https://www.torproject.org/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CecyliaBocovich

As organizers we strive for low-cost pathways of participation, are you interested in a community billet program either hosting out-of-towners or staying with locals?
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Presenter Bio

Cecylia is a developer on the anti-censorship team at Tor Project and spends most of her time working on projects of digital resistance against state control. She is also interested in reducing the alienating affect of technology, and spent some time exploring the possibilities of local networks as a part of the UnMonastery Zagori test lab.

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