On March 13, 2016 I gave a talk and workshop in Santa Barbara, called "They're Watching You: Anti-surveillance Workshop for Activists and Journalists", hosted by Bonfire Cafe, a leftist cafe and book store.
From the Event
Talk audio + synchronized slides: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2d00xgvPHM
Just the slides
Handout of recommended security/privacy tools: https://tryingtobeawesome.com/files/tools.pdf
Original event announcement:
At this workshop you will learn why surveillance is dangerous, why you should care, and how you -- whether you're an activist, journalist, or concerned citizen -- can defend yourself against it. Specifically you will learn how to send and receive encrypted text messages, phone calls, and instant messages, as well as how to browse the web anonymously, which technologies you or your organization should look into using to securely accept documents from leakers and whistleblowers, and more.
Toward the end of the intro talk, a new project will be unveiled for the first time that helps activists and other vulnerable people anonymously store and share files with each other, and do so using only free and open source software, at no cost to them.
Everyone is welcome to attend! This is an important topic, and we want to help as many people as possible earn some of their privacy back. This event is free.