Hey Seattle friends of privacy!
It’s all true: The New York Times reports that President Obama admin today permitted NSA to give raw (that is, unminimized to protect privacy) 12333 surveillance to FBI/CIA/DEA/etc., and here’s the buried lede: “…if analysts stumble across evidence that an American has committed any crime, they will send it to the Justice Department…”.
Furthermore, Rudy Guliani is going to be our nation’s CyberCyber!
Only seven days remain until a junta takes over the surveillance state.
This calls for action. Take a first step by meeting the Chief Technical Officer of the city of Seattle: a good person to talk to about how we can make our own city a refuge.
Please join us at our first general membership meeting of 2017!
When: Monday, Jan 30 545pm – 745pm
Where: Greenwood Library ( 8016 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103)
We will be in the main library meeting room, right as you come in the front door on the right. Free parking is available underneath the building until library close at 8pm; the #5 Metro bus stops directly outside the library going northbound.
Our special guest this month is Michael Mattmiller, the CTO for the City of Seattle.
Like all general Seattle Privacy meetings, the public is most welcome.
– Open meeting with welcome (545pm)
– Intro Michael Mattmiller, CTO for the City of Seattle
10-15 min on role of city CTO generally, background of Mr Mattmiller prior to this position
30-45 min on current City activities as regards privacy (incl some limited Q&A):
– status of Seattle Privacy Initiative
– Seattle City Light programs of late,
– status of SPD mesh network downtown (still hopefully off, but?)
– SDOT networks downtown – what do they do, where are they?
Second Hour: – An open discussion on a day in the life of a Seattleite: the privacy perspective
– daily tasks/activities from privacy perspective for ‘avg’ Seattle resident
– areas of risk
– usual tradeoffs (and why choose one or another)
– mitigation strategies
– wrap up, meeting adjourn