Find below the Official Schedule v1.0 (as of March 24, 2016). Slight changes may be made over the coming week — including session descriptions, panelist bios and room locations. Be sure to click on "Attendees" to see who’s coming and set up a personal profile. You can then select the sessions you wish to attend and create your own customized RightsCon schedule. Visit our RightsCon site for more details.
"Feedback Session on New Prototypes in Human Rights Technology" ID: 200 — John Higgins (Product Manager, Benetech Labs) This session will present the preliminary results of a several-month-long research engagement with international Human Rights defender community.The project goals included performing substantive user research to identify technical solutions that address key gaps in the collection and management of human rights data. As a result of this work, Benetech has begun to design and implement several prototype systems around addressing issues surfaced during our research. This session will outline the research methodology, review a synthesized summary of findings, and ask for feedback regarding the proposed solutions.
"The Local Web: Exploring the challenges of nearby communication tech" ID: 180 — Josh King (Lead Technologist, New America's Open Technology Institute) The Local Web will explore options for local communication when using the wider internet is not desirable or not available. This session will explore tools for self-hosting, community and mesh networks, device-to- device communication, delay tolerant networking, service discovery, and more. We will also outline many of the surprising challenges encountered when trying to communicate digitally with someone next to you, across the room, or across your neighborhood. Attendees of this demo will come away with a greater understanding of the possibilities for using the web and other internet technologies on a local, rather than global, scale.
"Privacy is Possible. Signal Makes it Easy." ID: 310 — Lilia Kai (Developer, Open Whisper Systems) Check out the latest and greatest from Open Whisper Systems! We believe that privacy is possible, encryption is for everyone, and that secure messaging apps should be a joy to use. Signal Private Messenger, for Android and iOS, is widely regarded as best-in-class by both security and usability experts alike. In this session, we'll demonstrate the newest addition to our cross-platform family of encrypted chat applications: Signal Desktop.
"Stop Online Tracking — How Privacy Badger Protects Your Web Browsing" ID: 309 — Noah Swartz (Staff Technologist, EFF) Learn who, how, and why you're being tracked as you browse your favorite websites! Noah Swartz from EFF will go over the ways that the modern web is designed to track you - and what you can do to protect yourself. He'll cover 'fingerprinting', 'cookies', and 'supercookies' - as well as what the newest technology in tracking protection is doing about them, including EFF's own project Privacy Badger.
"Censorship? No!" ID: 14 — vmon (R&D lead, eQualit.ie) This talk will describe the fundamental problem in the field of anti-censorship technology that CeNO! is trying to solve. We explain how CeNo architecture is tackling this problem. We demonstrate CeNO! in action and explain our future plan for developing it into a more robust and more agile solution.