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Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Monday

Flux - Plastic Fantastics
412 NW Couch St. Suite 222
Portland, Or 97209, US (map)
Public WiFi



This event is free, but please RSVP on Eventbrite (linked above)

Using Metadata to Compromise Privacy: An Interactive Presentation

You've probably heard that your daily interactions over the web leave "metadata" that is used for advertising, law enforcement, and intelligence activities. In this presentation we will show what metadata is and what it can do by building case files from publicly available information. What types of things can you learn about yourself or others from metadata? Come find out.

This session will be lead by a Machine Learning PhD student from Oregon State University, which is the area of computer science responsible for programmatically processing metadata.

What should I bring?

  • A willingness to learn or to teach
  • A laptop
  • (optional) A current news story that you want to discuss with the group related to privacy/security/surveillance/censorship
  • Flux accepts donations so consider bringing a few bucks to show your appreciation for their support of this and future events.

What is it?

This is the Techno-Activism 3rd Monday event for Portland, Oregon! From their website, "Techno-Activism Third Mondays (TA3M) is an informal meetup designed to connect software creators and activists who are interested in censorship, surveillance, and open technology. Currently, TA3M are held in various cities throughout the world, with many more launching in the near future."

Who should come?

Anyone interested in techno-activism. We invite coders, geeks, artists, and anyone else. No technical experience required.

Who's hosting?

Flux is generously providing space for the event.

The Privly Foundation will organize this and future TA3M Portland events.

Code of Conduct

Please read Flux's Code of Conduct: http://fluxlab.io/conduct-agreements/ to ensure a safe space for all.


If you're interested in this event, you might also be interested in the PDXTech4Good meetup.

PDX TA3M on TA3M Wiki