Free Software Foundation Europe



Location: MadLab
Description: The Free Software Foundation Europe Manchester group
Date: 02-12-2013
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 21:00

A fun, friendly and creative group for people intrested in learning more and teaching more about Free Software.  If use or would like to use Free Software, that is software published under a licence which gives you the freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software, then this group is for you! What ever your Free Software passions, whether you be a newbie or an expert, you always will be given a warm welcome and usually some cake too! At this months meeting we are finalising plans for our CryptoParty which will be on the 7th.

A CryptoParty is a great way for people to learn how to easily encrypt their email and chat, and how to browse the internet more securely. On-line encryption helps us to protect our own and other peoples privacy and sends a statement to GCHQ, and other naughty peeping folk, that we don’t want to live in a “Big Brother” society. Remember, if someone was peeping in through your living room curtains, or reading your laptop screen over your shoulder on the train, it would be considered rude and freak you out… privacy is normal and basic in the real world, so why should the digital world be any different?  This workshop is especially aimed at activists and journalists and people who would like to support them.

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