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Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 03:30 PM   Not Known
Triangle Arts Association, 20 Jay St

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The Tech Learning Collective invites you to join us for Tor: What is it Good For? (Absolutely Everything!), a two-hour mini-intensive digital safety workshop focused on the Tor Project. Tor is a free, state-of-the-art, privacy-enhancing Web browser, SOCKS proxy, & anonymizing overlay mixnet. Don't worry if you don't know what these terms mean, that's what the workshop is for!

From illegal online drug stores like Silk Road to DDoS botnet command & control headquarters, media attention has long painted the Dark Web as though nothing good can come of it. But learn just a little bit more about how Tor & hidden services work & you'll find a treasure trove of valuable possibilities for day-to-day Internet use. The same technology that can hide the location of a drug ring can also serve as a free VPN-like service to protect your privacy while you browse the Internet, make censored websites available again, & even let you host your own Internet services for free, all without opening a single port on your firewall!

In this deep dive workshop on Tor, the Tech Learning Collective's cybersecurity trainers will show you how to make the most of this widely available & free digital safety tool. They'll demonstrate numerous Tor features such as Tor authentication, target service load balancing, & NAT-punching. In the process, you'll finally understand-on a technical level-what the Dark Web actually is & how it works. Bring a laptop to class, & you'll leave having run your own Dark Web site. Whether you're a veteran black hat or a timid newbie, this class will shine a light on the Dark Web once & for all.

This workshop features material from the Tech Learning Collective's Hacking with Mr. Robot SEC101 course. Advance reservation tickets are offered on a first-come, first-served basis & are only available via our online storefront:

$45 - General admissions suggested donation

$30 - Suggested donation for queer-identified & femme people

Class space is limited to 25 students! Please arrive 5 to 10 minutes early to reserve your seat & make your donation, or make your donation now & get your reservation ticket online. If the suggested rate is cost-prohibitive, we encourage attendees to pay whatever is comfortable for them. For accommodations, please email us at

You do not need to bring a laptop to class, but may want to do so to follow along with the exercises. Mobile devices are also compatible with Tor software & their use is encouraged.

As with all Tech Learning Collective events, racism, queerphobia, transphobia, sexism, brogrammer, manarchist, or any kind of similarly awful behavior will result in immediate removal from class without a refund. Please refer to our lightweight social rules for details on our strictly enforced no-tolerance policy against bigotry of any kind.
About the Tech Learning Collective

The Tech Learning Collective is an educational initiative run by radical queer & femme technologists offering unparalleled, low-cost computer classes primarily to marginalized groups & individuals who are politically engaged. Unlike coding bootcamps that focus on moving the highest number of students through rote task-completion for the goal of job placement, Tech Learning Collective teachers facilitate foundational skill building through Socratic discussion & kinetic, experience-based training. For more information & to enroll, visit
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