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Cybersecurity 101: Intro to securing yr $#!’|’ on the Interwebs

July 27, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Cybersecurity 101 – Intro to securing your shit on the Interwebs: Making sure we can binge the new season of Stranger Things without the feds profiling us.

When you hear things like “We live in a state of mass surveillance” and “Corporations are tracking and selling all your information,” do you enter a state of moral despair? Feeling like there’s nothing you can do to avoid big brother and his corporate baby daddies looking over your shoulder whenever you turn on your smartphone? Overwhelmed by the constant knowing that searching the web is close to impossible to do in privacy?

If you answered yes or no to any of these questions, this is the workshop for you.

Coming to terms with the world we live in is a battle in and of itself, but figuring out what to do about it can be riddled with incomplete answers, hella bullshit, and words so big it takes an hour and a half of googling to even understand.

The purpose of this workshop is to give people the resources to use the internet in whatever way they want without being watched and recorded while they are doing it. This course will be part one in a two-part series geared towards easy fundamentals of computer security.

This 101 workshop will cover:
Computer Security?
What it is and why we need it.
Different threat levels
Creating a “Reasonably Secure” relationship with the internet
Securing yourself from the Feds vs Corporate interests and how they are really the same
Good practices with passwords
Alternatives to corporate search engines
What a VPN is and how to do it for free

DATE: Saturday 7/27/2019
Time: 2:00 PM
LOCATION: The Alternative Library aka The ELF DEFENCE CENTER aka That one place where you saw a show and was like “Why are there books everywhere?”

This workshop is allegedly sponsored and funded by George Soros
^ We still haven’t gotten the check yet, so we’re also asking for optional donations

Recommended Donation: $6 – $10
Recommended Donation For Both Courses: $15
No one will be turned away for not having that paper

– Workshop hosted by CIA agents attempting to infiltrate “the movement” because our boss told us we need to decrypt a cat-themed messaging cypher known as “ACAP” –

Follow-up Course: Cybersecurity 202 – Interwebs Anonymity: How to censor your face when you use Snapchat.
DATE: Saturday 8/3/2019
Time: 2:00 PM

For accessibility information, contact the alternative library 

PS – We don’t endorse googling anything


July 27, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Alternative Library – CLASSROOM
519 E. Maple St.
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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