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Investigative journalists, data specialists and coding whiz kids will once again gather in Brussels this year for the fourth edition of Journalismfund.eu’s Dataharvest Conference. Dataharvest+ takes place on Friday 9, Saturday 10 and Sunday morning 11 May 2014.

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Saturday, May 10 • 10:45 - 11:45
Security Zone (introduction to privacy / information security concepts & tools)

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This workshop will give an overview of the range of threats from public and private organisations and the various measures to deal with them. What tools to use (and not use) under certain conditions and how to defeat state-level attacks against your communications on a shoestring budget. While many of the threats to electronic communications have been discussed for decades the revelations made by Edward Snowden last year have shown us the scope and scale of the intrusion on our basic rights as humans and journalists. As a journalist you need to be able to protect your sources, yourself and your story (in that order). This means securing both content and meta-data relating to any communications you have with them by electronic or other means. In the future the ability of a journalist to effectively do this will determine if sources come to them or not. Glen Greenwald was almost passed over for the scoop of a lifetime because he did not have encrypted email on his laptop at the time Snowden was trying to contact him. After the introduction to basic theory and some discussion we will get hands on and set up various tools to browse anonymously, chat and mail with encryption and prevent data-loss from theft/confiscation of laptops and storage media. This will include the TOR-browser, Truecrypt, GPG mailcrypto and other tools time permitting.

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Arjen Kamphuis

Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Gendo.ch
is co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Gendo (http://www.gendo.nl/en/blog/arjen). Previously he worked for IBM as an IT architect, trainer and IT strategy advisor. Since 2005, as CTO of Gendo, he has advised governments, non-profits and Fortune-500 companies on technology policy... Read More →

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In cooperation with the Center for Investigative Journalism

The Center for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ) is a charity that champions critical, in-depth reporting and the defence of the public interest. It came into being in 2003 to address a deepening crisis in investigative reporting. The primary mission of the CIJ is to provide a centre... Read More →

Saturday May 10, 2014 10:45 - 11:45 CEST
105 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, Brussels