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Bystander Intervention Workshop equips participants to help targets of bullying, bias

What do you do when you see someone being hassled or worse because of their identity or views? On Thursday evening, December 15, an audience of about eighty people attended a workshop led by MCCRC activist Kit Bonson at the … Continue reading

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Citizen lobbying tips, or “How to Get Your Congressman to Wake Up and Pay Attention!”

Long time MCCRC supporter Bill Day has just shared a great list of citizen lobbying tips on his blog at daylawpractice.com, titled “How to Get Your Congressman to Wake Up and Pay Attention!” Bill’s experience and expertise comes both from … Continue reading

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Now that was an EPIC crypto-party

Better late than never: here’s a report back from the “crypto party” hosted by Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and Public Citizen on Friday, October 25th in the offices of Public Citizen in connection with the “Stop Watching Us”rally against … Continue reading

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MD financial consumer privacy bill supported – meanwhile, do it yourself!

A week ago I was in Annapolis to testify on behalf of a simple bill that’s so good it’s already helped me — and it’s not even a law yet.  That’s because “even” people like myself, Mr. So-Called Privacy Advocate, … Continue reading

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Protect Your Digital Privacy: Email Pt. 1 (S/MIME)

Using encryption for correspondence in America is older than the country and as American as apple pie, so much so that Thomas Jefferson even invented an encryption device during the Revolution and later used it for dispatches while he was … Continue reading

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Protect Your Digital Privacy: WiFi

Coffee houses have a historical caché as the place where revolutions are born, but today they are also one of the easiest places for the authorities or others to eavesdrop on your electronic communications. Broadband wireless, or WiFi, is not … Continue reading

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Protect Your Digital Privacy: Passwords

In George Orwell’s 1984, Winston Smith finally comes undone and betrays the person about whom he cares most when he is confronted with the thing of which he is most afraid. No matter how otherwise secure an encryption algorithm is, … Continue reading

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Protect Your Digital Privacy: Browser Security

The Revolution Will Be Facebooked It might seem hard to believe that Ben Ali’s Tunisian dictatorship tried to nip the Arab Spring in the bud by stealing Facebook passwords. Yet as the revolution spread by message and image on the … Continue reading

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Protecting your online privacy — a series by Bill Day

Starting this week, Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition is pleased to host a series of posts on protecting your online privacy, written by Bill Day.  The posts now include… Protect Your Digital Privacy: Introduction Protect Your Digital Privacy: Browser Security … Continue reading

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