FOIA and Public Records Hacking: How to Complete a FOIA Request or Dox Yourself via the Privacy Act

1100, Friedman
Speaker(s): Caitlin Kelly Henry
Learn how the key to writing successful FOIA requests is reverse engineering agency data structures. This talk will include an overview on writing successful FOIA or Privacy Act requests, including updates from recent cases. You will learn the step by step process of drafting a request, using the FBI as an example. This talk is great for activists, students, researchers, journalists, and people with security clearances (especially after the OPM hack).


LinkNYC Spy Stations

1100, Lamarr
Speaker(s): Deborah Natsios, John Young
The infamous team from cryptome.org and cartome.org will report on the new LinkNYC kiosks' origins, legislation, design, manufacture, installation, and operation, along with the civil liberties threat they pose and options we can implement to inhibit and avoid their spying capabilities.


The Securitization of Cyberspace and Its Impact on Human Rights

1100, Noether
Speaker(s): Sacha van Geffen, Mallory Knodel, Stefania Milan, Camille Francoise
A handful of representatives from governments, the private sector, and civil society comprise an international working group of the Freedom Online Coalition (called "An Internet Free and Secure") that is tasked with harmonizing human rights and security. But protected rights like privacy and free speech already are security. Rights and security are not antithetical; they are compatible. Government power and corporate profits fuel the rights versus security narrative that has dominated the U.S. and Europe since the introduction of the U.S. Patriot Act. To dislodge this dominant narrative, this panel has developed over the course of two years a human rights respecting definition of cyber security and a normative statement of policy recommendations for how cyber security policy should be written and implemented if it is to truly be secure, e.g. to protect human rights.