Surveillance Self-Defense


March 20, 2020 update: While the physical SFU Libraries are temporarily closed due to COVID-19 measures, we are happy to continue to support you with any research data management questions remotely. Please feel free to contact us by email at during this time, and we can set up a meeting via video conferencing or telephone.


In the wake of the U.S. election, there is heightened interest in tools to improve our digital security. This public event will commence with a presentation by David Christopher from OpenMedia followed by a brief Q&A. Then, the workshop will divide into two streams.

In the first stream, participants will:

  1. install a password manager,
  2. enable two-factor authentication, and
  3. find plug-ins for safer browsing (i.e. Privacy Badger, HTTPS Everywhere).

In the second stream, participants will install an end-to-end encrypted email service: PGP with Mozilla Thunderbird. Devices must run either a Linux, Mac OS X, or Windows operating system.

Note: attendees must BYOD (bring your own device) and laptops are preferred.



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