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Wednesday, May 16 • 12:00 - 13:15
UX to the rescue! Help a crypto protocol's usability

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The current technological landscape has several tools for secure, encrypted, real-time group communication -- be that text chat, voice chat, or even video. Tools that can make this happen include Signal, WhatsApp, and Wire, and they are awesome! One property that these tools all share, is reliance on a piece of central infrastructure to orchestrate not just the communication logistics, but the security assurances as well.

The (n+1)sec protocol offers the possibility to have end-to-end encrypted group communications in a decentralized environment. It can be used as an overlay to any general-purpose communication network, including federated and peer-to-peer infrastructures. This session will describe the social implications and complications of running an encrypted group discussion without a central authority for key selection, transcript consistency and room moderation. We would like to engage the audience in a discussion around the presented challenges as well as the broader applications for Internet communications privacy.


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Dmitri Vitaliev

Founder and Director, eQualit.ie
Dmitri is the founder and director of eQualit.ie with fifteen years experience working on digital security and privacy technology with civil society organizations. He has led and participated in missions to over 40 countries, and is a recognized expert on technology training and organizational... Read More →

Wednesday May 16, 2018 12:00 - 13:15 EDT