[LACryptoparty] Round Up of 4/11 Cryptosocial in LA

Tim Schwartz tim at timschwartz.org
Thu Apr 12 20:21:25 GMT 2018

Thanks to all that came out last night to the Cryptosocial @ CRASH Space! Here is a summary of all that went down: 

We talked and demoed stuff for about 2.5 hours:

Byron did some phenomenal demoing of Qubes OS especially showing off how all of the VMs interact together, and we did some testing with quarantining USBs -> https://www.qubes-os.org/

Justin and Jay from Crash were nice enough to demonstrate and confirm that EXIF data especially geolocation is stripped from photos taken from within Signal (it doesn’t work if you take a photo with the normal camera and send it with signal)

We had some rambling conversations about FB and GDPR (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Data_Protection_Regulation <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Data_Protection_Regulation>), what VPNs block (ISPs sniffing) and data expiration / retention standards (we need more data retention controls and explicit times up front from data controllers!) https://www.sidley.com/-/media/publications/cslp-september-2016-1516.pdf <https://www.sidley.com/-/media/publications/cslp-september-2016-1516.pdf> 

Some rambling conversations about data forensics in images and audio -> https://gizmodo.com/facebook-knows-how-to-track-you-using-the-dust-on-your-1821030620 <https://gizmodo.com/facebook-knows-how-to-track-you-using-the-dust-on-your-1821030620>  http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-20629671

How to cross the USA border and what you can and can’t say (thanks Lee for the link), go watch this talk! https://media.ccc.de/v/34c3-9086-protecting_your_privacy_at_the_border <https://media.ccc.de/v/34c3-9086-protecting_your_privacy_at_the_border>

Byron had a setup where we could search for our old usernames and account names and see if we had been pwned, similar to https://haveibeenpwned.com/ <https://haveibeenpwned.com/> (turns out I have been!!! [panic])

Events coming up: 

Peer to Peer Web @ Fowler Studio on April 28th -> https://peer-to-peer-web.com/los-angeles/2018-04-28 <https://peer-to-peer-web.com/los-angeles/2018-04-28>

Right to Repair @ UCLA on April 24th -> https://readme.gseis.ucla.edu/2018/04/04/april-24-right-to-repair/ <https://readme.gseis.ucla.edu/2018/04/04/april-24-right-to-repair/>

Acid Free Art Book Fair @ Blum & Poe on May 4-6 [I’m giving a talk on artists working within libraries on May 6th with Katie Herzog + Itza Vilaboy] -> http://acid-free.info/ <http://acid-free.info/>

Tim @ LA Cryptoparty
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