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Hackers Next Door Cybersecurity Conference

Join us at the Hackers Next Door Conference in NYC on December 14-15! On the 15th, Calyx Institute founder Nick Merrill will discuss cryptography, protecting confidential data, and confronting government surveillance in light of the NSA’s dragnet data collection program. Check out the full schedule here: https://hnd.techlearningcollective.com/schedule/

Happy Thanksgiving!

In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, our staff will be out of the office on Thursday and Friday. We appreciate your patience as we return any phone calls and emails that arrive while we are away. Happy holidays!

Holiday Social and Laptop Drive!

Join us on Thursday, November 21 for Coffee and Circumvention's Holiday Social and Laptop Drive! If you have a laptop in your life that still works but you no longer use, bring it to The People's Forum at 320 W. 37th St. between 6-8 pm. Then join us at the Houndstooth Pub just around the corner at 520 8th Avenue for drinks and conversation with all your favorite folks working at the intersection of tech activism, digital rights, and freedom of the press. See you there!

More details here: https://tinyurl.com/cncholidaysocial

New Hotspot Model for Contributor Plus Members

We have a new hotspot model for Contributor Plus members! The Franklin R910 model has been discontinued by our supplier. Contributor Plus members will now receive the Inseego MiFi 8000.

The Inseego MiFi8000 has a number of exciting features, including some that members have been asking about for years. These features include
- Connect up to 15 Wi-Fi enabled devices (compared to a maximum of 10 for previous hotspots we've offered)
- Hardware maximum speeds of 1 Gbps (compared to 150 Mbps for previous hotspots we've offered).
- USB tethering!

Calyx at DEF CON

The Calyx Institute team is at the DEF CON conference in Las Vegas! Please come visit us at the vendor booth. If you are not at DEF CON but have questions or concerns regarding your hotspot, it may take us an additional day or two to respond. If you have technical issues, as always please email our equipment provider Mobile Citizen at careteam@mobilecitizen.

We're improving the CalyxVPN

Here at the Calyx Institute, we don’t believe in letting censors block internet traffic. We’re excited to announce that we’ve received a grant from Internews to help users keep their internet traffic safe by including Pluggable Transports technology into our free CalyxVPN. Help keep your internet traffic safe from censors! Donate to the Calyx Institute so we can keep upgrading the tools we make available for free to everyone on the internet.

Lunch and Learn Livestream #3: Gus Andrews joins us Thursday June 20 at 3pm EST

Want to learn more about the many layers of digital privacy and how to cultivate your system's security like a Victory Garden? Gus Andrews (@gusandrews) joins us to tackle all those topics and more this Thursday, June 20th at 3pm EST. Watch live on Facebook, Twitch and Instagram. See you there!

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