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Protect your digital privacy with TAILS at NYC Resistor on September 10th

NYC Resistor is offering a TAILS workshop on Sunday, September 10th, where attendees will learn how to keep a secret online identity in a USB drive. In today's political climate, digital privacy and security are more important than ever. This pragmatic workshop is designed for journalists, activists, or anyone else interested in digital psuedonymity. Participants will learn how to set up a subpoena-ready "rogue" Twitter account, as well as general operational security practices. Tickets are available via Eventbrite.

TAILS is an operating system that will let you keep a secret online identity in a USB drive. Aside from its worst-case-scenario-protection security design, TAILS routes all internet traffic through TOR, a global anonymity network, which allows anyone to use the internet without correlating what you do on the internet to your daytime identity.

USB drives will be provided but you'll need to bring a Mac or PC (no Chromebooks) to run TAILS. Tickets and more information about the September 10th workshop are available at Eventbrite.

About David Huerta

David Huerta is a Digital Security Fellow at the Freedom of the Press Foundation, where he’s working on methods to train journalists to take advantage of privacy-enhancing technology to empower a free press. He’s co-organized dozens of trainings across the US, including one at the Whitney Museum of American Art as part of Laura Poitras’s Astro Noise exhibition in 2016. He’s also spoken on the subject of usable privacy technology at DEF CON, Radical Networks, Rightscon and random cocktail bars.

About NYC Resistor

NYC Resistor is a hacker collective with a shared space located in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. We meet regularly to share knowledge, hack on projects together, and build community. Our interests range from laser-cutting to knitting, and programming to pop-up books. NYC Resistor is open to the public for Craft Nights on Monday and Thursday evenings, and offers classes on the weekends. More information can be found at our website,

Key Takeaways
  • TAILS is an operating system that will let you keep a secret online identity in a USB drive.
  • NYC Resistor is offering an online pseudonymity workshop designed for activists and journalists.
  • A limited number of tickets are available, but there may be additional workshops in the future.
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