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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Electronic Frontier Foundation Activists Tell You What Big Brother Can -- and Can't -- Do

Posted By on Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 9:30 AM

HUGH D'ANDRADE
  • Hugh D'Andrade

Richard Esguerra and Rainey Reitman are real-life versions of the resistance fighters in The Matrix. We can't vouch for their ability to wear really tight leather or dodge bullets with their minds, but they are fighting to save reality, humanity, and the separation of your brain from The Man's machine. On Thursday at Government Surveillance in a Digital World: An Evening with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, they talk about their work at the EFF, specifically what the government can surveil, legally, and what you can do to protect yourself, legally. (See Reitman in the video clip below defend Wikileaks at a rally in the Financial District.) So to paraphrase Lawrence Fishburne talking to Keanu Reeves' spinal cord, it "may feel ... a little strange" to think about the vulnerability of your tweets, but do it anyway, coppertop.

Government Surveillance in a Digital World: An Evening with the Electronic Frontier Foundation starts at 7 p.m. at Intersection 5M. Admission is $5-$10.

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