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What is Freebird? Freebird Camp v0.0.1 An Open Mobile Technology Camp on Freedom, Privacy and Security freebirdcamp.org
30 de Maio, 2012 @ Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Center for Technology & Society, Rio De Janeiro, Brasil
Powered by The Guardian Project, with support from Access and the Open Internet Tools Project, as a pre-event to RightsCon:Rio.
What is Freebird? The one-day camp aims to empower users to be more informed and engaged around their use of mobile technology, while engaging with developers to promote their interest in open-source tools, security and privacy. Freebird is a pre-event for RightsCon:Rio, allowing all participants to continue and extend their conversations and interactions into the larger context of information technologies and human rights, over the following two days.
The Camp The camp will be roughly split into two tracks, USING and MAKING:
The USING track will involve expanding mobile users understanding of how their phone works, or is working against them, and enabling them to replace the built-in software with more open or secure versions. The MAKING track will focus on creating new or porting existing security software to mobile platforms, discussion of mobile threat models, and use of mobile technology to assist rights defenders, journalists, and activists.
The Campers The camp will be facilitated by Aspiration Tech, noted open-source advocates and facilitators. Special guests will include developers from Lookout Mobile Security, Zetetic (SQLCipher), Cyanogen, the Tor Project, Debian, the Commotion project, and a number of prominent human rights and activists organizations, including Access, WITNESS and the Tibet Action Institute. We also expect a number of Brasil-based open-source developers and users to join and contribute their knowledge.
About the Guardian Project The Guardian Project is a team of researchers and developers who aim to create simple, open-source applications and developer tools that can by any person or project looking to protect their communications and data from unjust intrusion, monitoring or theft. Our open-source mobile apps have hundreds of thousands of users, and include Orbot: Tor on Android, Gibberbot for Encryption Chat, and ObscuraCam, a visual privacy camera software.