Tech Learning Collective

Technology education for radical organizers and revolutionary communities.

  • December 8, 2019 3:30 PM December 8, 2019 5:30 PM
  • 21 A Clinton Street New York NY 10002 United States
  • Status: CONFIRMED

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Event description

Caveat in collaboration with The Tech Learning Collective presents Tor: What is it Good For? (Absolutely Everything!). Come learn how the free Tor Web Browser can be your gateway to the Dark Web while simultaneously keeping you safer and your personal info more private as you browse web sites big and small.

From illegal online drug stores like Silk Road to DDoS botnet command and control headquarters, media attention has long painted “the Dark Web” as though nothing good can come of it. But learn just a little bit more about how Tor and “hidden services” work and you’ll find a treasure trove of valuable possibilities for day-to-day Internet use. The same technology that can hide the location of a drug ring can also serve as a free VPN-like service to protect your privacy while you browse the Internet, make censored websites available again, and even let you host your own Internet services for free, all without opening a single port on your firewall!

In this deep dive workshop on Tor, the Tech Learning Collective’s cybersecurity trainers will show you how to make the most of this widely available and free digital safety tool. They’ll demonstrate numerous Tor features such as Tor authentication, target service load balancing, and NAT-punching. In the process, you’ll finally understand—on a technical level—what the “Dark Web” actually is and how it works. Bring a laptop to class, and you’ll leave having run your own Dark Web site. Whether you’re a veteran black hat or a timid newbie, this class will shine a light on the Dark Web once and for all.

Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Promo code REDUCED gets queer-identified and femme people $10 off their ticket.

Doors open at 3:30 PM. Show starts promptly at 4:00 PM. This event admits people age 21 and over only. This event is mixed seated and standing room. Seats are first-come, first-served.

Caveat refund policy: Tickets may be refunded up to 24 hours before the event. Within 24 hours, Caveat may take exchanges for other events produced by Caveat at their discretion. No refunds after the event.

As with all Tech Learning Collective events, racism, queerphobia, transphobia, sexism, “brogrammer,” “manarchist,” or any kind of similarly awful behavior will result in immediate removal from class without a refund. Please refer to our lightweight social rules for details on our strictly enforced no-tolerance policy against bigotry of any kind.

About the Tech Learning Collective

Tech Learning Collective is an apprenticeship-based technology school aiming to train politically self-motivated individuals in the art of hypermedia, Information Technology, and radical political praxis. Run by radical queer and femme technologists, we offer unparalleled, low-cost computer classes primarily to marginalized groups and individuals who are politically engaged. Unlike coding bootcamps that focus on moving the highest number of students through rote task-completion for the goal of job placement, Tech Learning Collective teachers facilitate foundational skill building through Socratic discussion and kinetic, experience-based training. For more information and to enroll, visit TechLearningCollective.com.

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