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A brief history of crypto

November 15, 2017 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Registration is required for this free event. 

With the DOJ recently bringing back the "Going Dark" debate, and now calling for "responsible encryption," what does the Trump administration have to say about strong crypto? Do we know yet? Do they? 

If there's anyone who might be able to figure that out, it's Riana Pfefferkorn. 

As an attorney and legal fellow, Pfefferkorn is at the forefront of trying to make sense of new technology, surveillance policy and the thorny legal questions that emerge. She'll explain how this problem emerged, and what the FBI has already done about it over the last decade.

Join Ars Technica editors Cyrus Farivar and Annalee Newitz in conversation with Riana at the next Ars Technica Live on November 15 at Eli's Mile High Club in Oakland. 

There will be plenty of time for audience questions, too. Doors are at 7 PM and the event starts around 7:30. Tickets are free, but please do RSVP with Eventbrite so you're guaranteed a spot.

Riana Pfefferkorn is the Cryptography Fellow at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society. Her work focuses on investigating and analyzing the U.S. government's policy and practices for forcing decryption and/or influencing crypto-related design of online platforms and services, devices, and products, both via technical means and through the courts and legislatures. 

Prior to joining Stanford, Riana was an associate in the Internet Strategy & Litigation group at the law firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where she worked on online privacy, Internet intermediary liability, consumer protection, copyright, trademark, and trade secrets and was actively involved in the firm's pro bono program. Before that, Riana clerked for the Honorable Bruce J. McGiverin of the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico.

Cyrus Farivar and Annalee Newitz are Ars Technica's Senior Business Editor and the Senior Tech Culture Editor, respectively. Ars Technica Live is a monthly series spotlighting people who are working at the cutting edge of technology, science, and culture. It's held the third Wednesday of every month at Eli's.

Location: 
Eli's Mile High Club
3629 M.L.K. Jr Way
Oakland, CA

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