I Got a Letter From the Government the Other Day

Lecture / Panel
For NYU Community

Speaker: Eva Galperin from the Electronic Frontier Foundation

Until recently, Americans have not been that interested in what happens when an authoritarian government uses all of the resources at its disposal to spy on the online activities of its political opponents. This talk will discuss the Electronic Frontier Foundation's research into the ways governments spy on NGOs, activists, political opponents, and their lawyers, featuring the government of Kazakhstan, a story that features phishing and remote access tools as well as kidnapping, firebombing, and hackers for hire.

Eva Galperin is a Global Policy Analyst at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Her work is primarily focused on privacy and security for vulnerable populations around the world. To that end, she has applied the combination of her political science and technical background to everything from organizing EFF's Tor Relay Challenge to writing privacy and security training materials, including Surveillance Self Defense and the Digital First Aid Kit, to publishing research on malware in Syria and Vietnam.