Open Rights Group benefit with me and Charlie Stross in London, May 1

Charlie Stross and I are doing a benefit talk for the Open Rights Group on May 1 in London, entitled "Resisting the all-seeing eye." Hope to see you there -- Stross is a ball, and ORG is a damned worthy cause, especially in this era of ubiquitous surveillance.

From technologies like PGP and Tor to the arguments that will convince people - friends and family as well as media and politicians - to watch out for their digital rights, this event is your anti-surveillance 101.

Cory Doctorow - science fiction novelist, blogger and technology activist - and Charlie Stross - science fiction writer and former programmer and pharmacist - will share how and why to control your data. The event will be moderated by Ian Brown - academic, activist and Blogzilla.

The entry price is either joining Open Rights Group - by handing door staff a completed form (link to PDF) - or making a one-off £10 donation on the door. Please register for tickets here. Drinks will be available, as is The Three Kings - a local pub - to continue the debate.

What: Doctorow and Stross: Resisting the all-seeing eye
When: 1830, Friday 1 May 2009
Where: Crypt on the Green, St James Church, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell Close, London, EC1R 0EA - Map

Event - Doctorow and Stross: Resisting the all-seeing eye


  1. It is getting really scary out there. I used to use Facebook, but they are amazingly bad about privacy for their customers. You have to be really sure that you are careful with your data. That is why I use an encrypted IM system now (called brosix). Its not a complete security system, but I think it is a good start.

  2. I bet the artist who did those caricatures is delighted that he got to use his stubble tool twice in a day.

  3. @ #2, no he only used the stubble tool once, then flipped the face upside down to do the second one

  4. Why so nervous, #1?

    The innocent have nothing to fear.

    Perhaps you should turn yourself in, citizen.

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