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TA3M Seattle for May 2018: Newsroom Security in the US and Abroad
May 21, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
WHAT: TA3M Seattle (Tech Activism, 3rd Mondays) May meeting
WHEN: May 21st, 6:30-9:00pm (3rd Mondays)
WHERE: UW Communications Building (CMU) Room 104
Networking [and food] 6:30-7:00. Presentation starts at 7:00.
There should be food provided, probably not pizza, maybe Thai, and
probably not via the CloudFlare funding this month. 🙂
Newsroom Security in the US and Abroad
by Norman Shamas
In the past decade media organizations and newsrooms have become high
value targets for digital attacks. Whether it is governments purchasing
spyware to illegally surveil reporters in the diaspora, like the
government of Ethiopia has been caught doing twice, or information
campaigns to discredit news sources, newsrooms have become targets of
government ‘cyber warfare’.
Norman will lead a conversation on some of the current threats and state
of security in newsrooms in the US and around the globe (primary focus
on South Africa) followed by a conversation on a new training guide for
US-based newsrooms(1), which Norman helped write.
This week’s TA3M will be interactive and an open discussion. If you are
interested in walking through any of the modules, feel free to reach out
to Norman and let them know 🙂
Norman Shamas is an activist and educator whose work focuses on
human-centered information and digital security and privacy.
This month we’ll be hosted at the UW Communications Building, home to UW
Department of Communication. Thanks, Salt and Mako, for hosting us!
Note we’re not at UW CompSci bldg or at SURF Incubator this month!
As seen at LinuxFestNorthWest, here will be some new TA3M Seattle (and
Seattle Privacy and Emerald Onion) stickers and ‘postcards’, thanks to
#6 for the artwork help.