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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Join Giganews at SXSW 2016

Join Giganews at the Take Back Your Internet Party During SXSW interactive on March 12th.

This year, the Take Back Your Internet is all about backdoor encryption. Encryption has been a hot topic around the world, with a fierce debate taking place between the governments wanting backdoors into encrypted communications and the tech companies building this technology into products. Our panel will be addressing backdoor encryption, exploring why encryption is an essential tool, the need for safeguarding security and how this issue is affecting people and the right to privacy around the world. The panel will include leaders from the policy, grassroots and business side, all providing unique perspectives on the issue. Come and enjoy a great panel, Texas BBQ, Drinks and networking.


Panel Topic: " Do You Have the Right to Privacy? The Backdoor Encryption Debate"

  • Congressman Will Hurd – 23rd District of Texas
  • Nuala O'Connor – President & CEO of the Center for Democracy & Technology
  • Daniel Schuman – Policy Director of Demand Progress
  • Philip Molter – Co-CTO of Golden Frog
  • Jim Cardle – Publisher & CEO of
  • Alan Fairless – Co-Founder & CEO of SpiderOak
Event Information:

WHAT: Take Back Your Internet Party & Panel – 2016
WHEN: Saturday, March 12 from 6-10pm
WHERE: Cooper's Old Time Pit BBQ, 217 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

Texas BBQ and Drinks will be served


You can learn more on the event page, and you can RSVP here.