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Users Learn How To Take Privacy Into Their Own Hands

ONLINE PRIVACY—AUSTRALIA

September 27, 2012

The Sydney Morning Herald reports on Melbourne’s first “Cryptoparty,” a movement that has since spread to Egypt, Germany, the UK and the U.S. At the event, approximately 60 people learned how to become anonymous online by encrypting their online activity. Event organiser Asher Wolf, who calls herself an “information activist,” says she wanted a party “where people learnt how to protect their right to privacy.” Participants were trained how to download a browser that hides users’ locations and prevents web tracking. Many of those in attendance were there because of concerns about current data retention proposals, Wolf said.
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