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2600

NEW 'Off The Hook' ONLINE
23 April 2014, 9:17 pm

NEW 'Off The Hook' ONLINE

Posted 24 Apr, 2014 4:17:08 UTC

The new edition of Off The Hook from 23/04/2014 has been archived and is now available online.


NEW 'Off The Wall' ONLINE
22 April 2014, 6:47 pm

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Posted 23 Apr, 2014 1:47:53 UTC

The new edition of Off The Wall from 22/04/2014 has been archived and is now available online.


SPEAKER SUBMISSIONS FOR HOPE X CLOSING APRIL 30
22 April 2014, 1:04 am

We've been deluged with great talk and panel submissions for HOPE X and we need to start thinking about closing the door to keep from getting totally flooded. So we're setting a deadline of April 30, 2014 for people to send their proposals to speakers@hope.net. Full details on what you need to know and the kinds of things we're looking for can be found in the Speakers section of the HOPE X website.

Don't panic! There is still time and we still have space for your talk. Nothing is set in stone... yet. But the clock is ticking and we need to start working on the speaker schedule. We hope you can be a part of it.

HOPE X will be taking place at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City from July 18 to July 20, 2014.

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NEW HOPE X WEBSITE HIGHLIGHTS DISSENT THEME OF CONFERENCE
22 April 2014, 12:42 am

It should come as no surprise that dissent is playing a prominent role in the HOPE X conference. So many technological developments of late involve standing up to authority and questioning the status quo. Whether it's using social media to organize people into doing something worthwhile, exposing security holes in the face of threats and lawsuits, becoming a whistleblower by using the information and technology we have access to, or just getting the word out about the latest laws, restrictions, and threats to our freedom and privacy, a lot of what we talk about constitutes one form or another of dissent. And it feels pretty good and healthy to speak out and share knowledge.

Our new dissent-themed HOPE X website has just gone live and it's worth exploring, even if you have absolutely no intention of coming to HOPE X this summer. But if you are planning on joining us, the site should answer all of your questions. If it doesn't, let us know.

HOPE X will be taking place at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City from July 18 to July 20, 2014.

 

 


SPRING ISSUE OF 2600 RELEASED
7 April 2014, 2:14 am

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DANIEL ELLSBERG TO KEYNOTE AT HOPE X
3 April 2014, 2:30 am

We're thrilled to announce that the whistleblower of all whistleblowers - Daniel Ellsberg - will be a keynote speaker at HOPE X in New York City this July.

Daniel Ellsberg was the cause of one of the biggest political controversies in the history of the United States when he released the Pentagon Papers in 1971. This top-secret Pentagon study of U.S. government decision-making concerning the Vietnam War was released to various newspapers. When the New York Times was stopped by a Nixon administration court order, Ellsberg leaked the 7,000 pages of documents to the Washington Post and 17 other publications. These revelations clearly showed deceptive practices by the government and played a significant role in changing the views of many Americans - and ultimately changing history.

When Ellsberg turned himself in to face trial for his actions, he said, "I felt that as an American citizen, as a responsible citizen, I could no longer cooperate in concealing this information from the American public. I did this clearly at my own jeopardy and I am prepared to answer to all the consequences of this decision." After a trial which revealed massive corruption and various nefarious plots against Ellsberg, all charges were dismissed.

The parallels to what has been taking place in recent years is striking. We have learned a great deal from the more recent revelations of Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden. Unlike Ellsberg, however, these two have been treated extremely harshly by both the government and the mainstream media. Those journalists who have published the information that was leaked to them have found themselves demonized and even threatened by those in power. It seems that there has never been a more dangerous time for whistleblowers and that information is more restricted than ever.

We are honored that Daniel Ellsberg recognizes the value and importance of the HOPE X conference and it's great to know that he'll be able to speak in person to a whole new generation of individuals who will also shape the direction of the world one day. We can only hope they'll also be ready to stand up for their convictions, no matter the cost.

HOPE X will be held July 18-20, 2014 at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City. You can get your tickets here. For the month of April, we're donating ten percent of our ticket sales to the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

To get amazingly discounted hotel rooms during the conference, click here.

To get involved with conference planning, join our mailing list, submit talk/panel ideas, organize a special project, or volunteer for various HOPE activities, visit x.hope.net.

 


HOPE X COORDINATING MEETINGS FRIDAY
31 March 2014, 1:58 pm

If you're local to the New York City area, come to this Friday's 2600 meeting from 5 to 8 pm at the Citigroup Building, 53rd Street between 3rd Avenue and Lexington Avenue to get involved in HOPE X coordination. We're looking for people to help out with network coordination, A/V planning, and overall volunteer functions. This is a great chance to become part of the team. You can arrive at any time in that three hour period - we're quite flexible. And if you're not in the area or unable to attend, you can still get involved. Just email volunteers@hope.net and let us know your interests, skills, connections, etc.

 


HOPE X TICKET SALES TO BENEFIT ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION
30 March 2014, 10:31 pm

For the entire month of April, we will be donating ten percent of the amount brought in from HOPE ticket sales to the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

For nearly 25 years, the EFF has been involved in an ongoing battle to preserve and protect online rights like no other organization. They were there to help us when we were sued by the MPAA back in 2000 in the very first Digital Millennium Copyright Act case and they have been involved in nearly every significant online rights issue since 1990. The EFF has been such a crucial voice in the many battles waged in the courts, on the net, and in the streets - and we need to ensure that they stick around for a long time and that our support is more than just vocal.

That is why we're doing this. Many of us have been engaged in these challenges for a long time while others are new to the scene. It's essential that we support each other's efforts and make use of the power our numbers can give us. Through this summer's HOPE conference, we can help make this happen. At HOPE X, there will be a number of talks and presentations given by EFF staff, in addition to a record-setting number of really interesting speakers from around the world. (We will be announcing one of our keynote speakers later this week, so please keep watching for that.)

Again, for every ticket sold this month, we will donate 10 percent of the proceeds to the EFF. You can be part of a truly amazing conference and support one of the world's most important organizations, all at the same time.

HOPE X will take place July 18-20, 2014 at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City.

Click here for tickets to HOPE.

Click here to get really cheap rooms at the hotel.

Click here to read the EFF story.

 


CALL FOR SPEAKERS, WORKSHOPS, ART AT HOPE X
21 January 2014, 3:58 am

The official HOPE X Call for Participation has been released. We invite all interested parties to submit their ideas for talks, workshops, artwork, and the like by visiting x.hope.net and clicking the "Call for Participants" button. In addition, we've included a bunch of helpful tips for those thinking of submitting talk and workshop ideas.

HOPE X is taking place July 18-20, 2014 at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City. We expect to have at least 100 talks and panels throughout the weekend, focusing on everything from basic hacking to lockpicking, social issues, whistleblowing, programming, and everything and anything of interest to the hacker world, which is an awful lot these days. We'll also have dozens of workshops of all kinds throughout the complex which will allow people to interact, build, question, and teach on an equally diverse range of topics. And as hackers are no strangers to the world of art, we're soliciting ideas for artwork relating to privacy, digital rights, dissent, and all things hacker-related.

All of the pertinent email addresses are included in the "Call for Participants" section. We hope to hear all kinds of cool ideas and proposals from a whole lot of you.

To register for the conference, click here.

To register with bitcoins, click here.

To take advantage of the super discounted hotel rooms during the conference, click here.

 


HOPE X SPECIAL HOTEL RATES ANNOUNCED
16 January 2014, 12:38 pm

We've finalized the special rates for HOPE X attendees at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City. And we're happy to say they're actually lower than last time.

A single room (a king or double bed) is $129 a night, a double (two twin beds) $139, and a quad (two double beds) $169. Even though this is one of the largest hotels anywhere, availability is limited, so we suggest acting fast.

To take advantage of these special rates, either call (212) 736-5000 (PEnnsylvania 6 5000) and ask for the "HOPE X" rate or visit this link which will automatically give you the HOPE X rate.

Visit the HOPE X website.

Pre-register for HOPE X with your credit card or PayPal at the discounted rate.

Pay for HOPE X with Bitcoins!

 


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