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The activist group Telecomix works to circumvent surveillance, and to promote internet freedom and human rights. During the 2011 uprisings in North Africa, Telecomix activists helped to bypass technologies of censorship and communication-interruption. They currently work to shuttle videos and other information safely out of Syria.
Stephan Urbach will explain some of the measures and countermeasures which were deployed, and will frame his experiences working on these interventions within the ongoing political context of online surveillance, including NSA data leaks and European privacy politics. Urbach is a Telecomix member, and has acted as their de facto spokesperson. He was a member of the Pirate Party in Germany, and worked for the Berlin Pirate Parliamentary group from 2011 until February 2014. He lives in Berlin.