UPCOMING PPC DIGITAL CLASSES:
PRIVACY FUNDAMENTALS 3/10/12 10AM-130PM
POLITICAL VIDEO 3/13/12 6PM-9PM
ADVANCED PRIVACY TOPICS 3/17/12 10AM-130PM
CHECK BELOW FOR SPECIFIC DETAILS, INCLUDING RSVP INFO AND CLASS REQUIREMENTS. ALL CLASSES ARE FREE AND WILL BE HELD AT THE INDEPENDENCE INSTITUTE
*Class added!* Drew McCullough and Michael Sandoval will be teaching an intermediate video class next Tuesday, March 13, at Independence Institute in Denver, from 6pm-9pm. This class is part of Peoples Press Collective’s ongoing Digital Fundamentals training program.
This class is NOT for beginners. Some facility with digital video and uploading is STRONGLY preferred. Also, we will be focusing on politically-oriented video management–this is not a generic course.
The class is limited to 12 participants, and is FREE. Light dinner will be provided.
You MUST RSVP to services-at-peoplespresscollective-dot-org with “VIDEO” in the subject line.
Strict requirements: MUST have a laptop AND your own video camera/connecting cables.
*We will have some review of basic YouTube principles and ideas for distribution, but this will not be a basic tutorials class. When you RSVP, please also let us know which system your laptop is (PC/MAC) and what kind of video camera you own.
We’re continuing our free courses for activists and bloggers with a two-part series on privacy issues and the online tools available to safeguard your information and reputation.
Our Privacy Fundamentals course takes place on Saturday, March 10th, from 10:00 – 1:30. This includes approximately two-hours of hands-on instruction with plenty of time allotted for questions and break.
The Fundamentals course includes an extremely brief overview of the current landscape in online privacy and some basic rules for fighting surveillance. Additionally, we’ll discuss how to define and control your identities online. We’ll also go through programs and computer settings for the following:
Removing and blocking cookies Combating common trackers
Password security Securing your wi-fi networks
Configuring browsers for privacy Using proxies
Securely using search engines E-mail and IM privacy
Social networks Locational privacy
Cloud services Theft protection and recovery
The focus in the Fundamentals course will be one free fixes that are easy to implement and don’t change the way you use your computer or the Web.
The following Saturday, on March 17th, we are offering Advanced Privacy Topics at the same time. In this class, we’ll cover:
BIOS passwords Keystroke and screen loggers
Stripping metadata Secure file deletion
Java scripts Advanced tricks to counter tracking
Encryption Mobile privacy
The Advanced class will also include an introduction to cryptography and steganography.
Wearing green or bringing your pet leprechaun is optional but encouraged. Sadly, we will not be able to serve Guinness.
Both classes are to be held at the Independence Institute’s lavish new Denver offices. We’ll provide snacks, copious amounts of coffee, secure wi-fi and power sources for laptops, and handouts. Unfortunately, until we make insane amounts of money, we don’t have any ‘loaner’ laptops, so please bring your own.
Please join us for both or for whichever sounds interesting to you. Both classes are led by PPC co-founder and resident privacy-nut Eileen McGuire-Mahony, with assistance and adult supervision from the rest of the PPC Board.
Please pre-register for one or both classes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT: PPC’S PRIVACY AND IDENTITY MANAGEMENT CLASSES
WHEN: MARCH 10, 2012 (FUNDAMENTALS) AND MARCH 17, 2012 (ADVANCED)
WHERE: THE INDEPENDENCE INSTITUTE
727 EAST 16TH AVENEUE
DENVER, CO 80203
COST: FREE (BUT WE DO NEED YOU TO PRE-REGISTER)
*** We’re also working on bringing you classes covering communications, research, legal issues, and argumentation and persuasion, among others. Stay tuned for dates on those. ***
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