Cryptoparty for journalists

Yesterday night a dozen international journalists (Spain, Finland, Japan, Germany, Poland) gathered at IN-Berlin, thanks to Hauke and Malte. After almost two hours of interview, we introduced them to email encryption with Free Software.

The interview part was extremely enjoyable. Unlike during our usual cryptoparties, we didn’t give any formal talk at the beginning but answered all their questions. The discussion went from Snowden leaks to computer security, Free Software, global surveillance, social media to basic ITC technical and political concepts (software, service, open standard, vendor lock-in, network effect..).

There was as many woman than men in the journalist group as well as in the “teachers” group: impressive ratio in the Free Software world. In general, the Berlin cryptoparty team is getting better, more united and grows each time we work together; and that is inspiring.