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Kicking the Weekend Off Right with Cryptoharlem

The Calyx Institute is proud to sponsor Cryptoharlem, a cybersecurity education series for the people! On Friday, Matt Mitchell gave us his expert recommendations for best ways to encrypt files, store data, work collaboratively, and more. If you couldn't make it, or just want a refresher, you can view Matt's presentation here. Thanks so much to Matt and to everyone who attended!

Lunch and Learn Livestream: Advanced Security Configurations! Friday June 7th at 1pm EST

Lunch and Learn Livestream is BACK! Matt Mitchell (@geminiimatt) and Sarah Aoun (@sa0un) livestream with us about advanced security configurations for communications apps! Nick Merrill will be answering your questions via Twitch and Twitter. Livestream starts 1pm EST. Join us!
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Thanks for joining us at our first Lunch and Learn Livestream!

Thanks so much to Matt Mitchell of Cryptoharlem for joining us to talk about the best privacy tools and practices for your phone! You can watch the full interview here. Matt will be back on June 7th for another L&L Livestream, so be sure to tune in! Slides used in today's interview will be available on the Calyx Institute website soon!

The 2019 Internet Freedom Festival! April 1-5 in Valencia, Spain


The Calyx Institute is proud to be a 2019 Internet Freedom Festival Partner! We've provided $2,500 in support for travel grants for educators and trainers who will further Calyx's mission of educating the public about cybersecurity and personal privacy online. You can find us at the Festival at the Expo in La Plaza room throughout the week talking about our work. Read more here: https://internetfreedomfestival.org/

Your Donations at Work: Tor Nodes!

If you like online privacy, you'll love Torproject.org! Tor protects you by bouncing your online communications around a distributed network of nodes run by volunteers all around the world, so your activity can't be tracked. The Calyx Institute runs 14 nodes in Tor's network, all made possible by the generous support of our members! To check out how much traffic is running through our Tor nodes, click here: https://metrics.torproject.org/rs.html#search/CalyxInstitute

CryptoHarlem Party Tomorrow!

The Calyx Institute is proud to sponsor CryptoHarlem parties, where hackers, community organizers and anyone interested in the intersection of tech and activism can meet, mingle and learn from experts about the frontiers of online activism. The next CryptoHarlem party is tomorrow, March 12, 2019 from 6:30-9. Tomorrow's topic: hacking and security jobs in government. Learn more here: https://www.meetup.com/New-York-Cryptoparty-Network/events/259673180/

Our History

In 2010, Founder and Executive Director, Nicholas Merrill had to stress the importance of cyber privacy and security. He didn't mind. Merrill had just been partially un-gagged from a National Security Letter received from the FBI in 2004 as the owner of a small Internet Service Provider. It was the first Constitutional challenge filed against the USA Patriot Act statute. The experience prompted him to found The Calyx Institute to increase awareness about online privacy, surveillance and acessability through software development, advocacy and outreach.

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