Digital Self-Defense

The Dark Web has a scary reputation. This workshop will show you how to navigate its waters safely. We'll dive into Tor, learning all about its censorship-resistant design and how it protects a person's anonymity. Our discussion will include examples from recent academic research into the Dark Web, and we'll talk about both its seedy and angelic nature. We'll discover that even social media giants rely upon Tor and actively support the network. Our journey will include "hidden services" for chat and filesharing, powered by FreedomBox private servers, and we will announce exciting developments for Tor at Yale Law School. We'll set up our own .onion sites to send "secrets" to others in the audience. Last, we'll be introduced to other "dark" or "deep" networks, such as I2P, Freenet, and GNUnet.

Please bring your laptops and mobile devices.

Wed. September 26 2:00 - 3:00pm | Room 122, Baker Hall (100 Tower Pkwy)

What is Privacy Lab?

Yale Privacy Lab is an initiative of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School.  We explore the connection between privacy, security, and anonymity through hands-on software and hardware implementation, such as cybersecurity workshops.