The Glass Room London - Wed 25th Oct to Sun 12th Nov 2017

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The Glass Room is a pop-up tech store with a twist. At first glance, it offers the latest in shiny digital consumer
products, such as the newest tablet, fitness tracker or facial recognition software. But as you go inside, you'll
find there is nothing for sale.

Instead, as you look closer at the 'products' on display, you'll see that they are playfully and provocatively
selected to turn the technologies we all use on their head. The artworks, design pieces, and 'Ingenius' staff
welcome you to take a look behind the screens into the hidden world of what happens to your data. Dig deeper
into how much we reveal about ourselves by trying out free, alternative apps, taking away the 8-day Data Detox Kit,
or interacting with our thematic programme of workshops and events.

The Glass Room is an intervention that prompts reflection, experimentation and play. A place that invites you to discuss how data and technology are changing the personal, professional and social fabric of all our lives and a way of making informed choices in the future.
The Glass Room will be open from Wednesday 25th October to Sunday 12th November, from 12:00pm - 08:00pm every day.

The Glass Room
69-71 Charing Cross Road
London WC2H 0NE

Schedule of Events Workshops & Talks

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Wednesday, 25 October, 2017

TIME SESSION
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Workshop : Making Choices in your Digital Life
Whatsapp, Gmail, Google Search - we use these apps and tools because everyone else does, and because... what else is there? This workshop will enable ...

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Workshop : De-Googlise Your Life
"One account. All of Google," is Google's tagline. But what does this mean for those of us who use Google search, Google Docs, Gmail, and ...

Thursday, 26 October, 2017

TIME SESSION
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Workshop : WTF (What the Facebook)?
What aspects of your life are you sharing with Facebook? How much does this company know about you through your daily use of products like ...

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Workshop : Investigating Metadata
We generate metadata all the time - when we send emails, post online, take a picture or even just walk around with our mobile phones ...

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Artist Talk : Adam Harvey - Deep Facial Recognition Query
What's a photo? And what's a face? Both are foundational terms for facial recognition systems, yet there is no clear understanding of either. This talk ...

Friday, 27 October, 2017

TIME SESSION
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Workshop : Investigating Metadata
We generate metadata all the time - when we send emails, post online, take a picture or even just walk around with our mobile phones ...

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Artist Talk : Manuel Beltrán: We, the Data Workers.
Artist and activist Manuel Beltrán, founder of the Institute of Human Obsolescence (IoHO), will speak about the future of labour, particularly about our new position ...

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Artist Talk : !Mediengruppe Bitnik: Bots and Angels
Artists !Mediengruppe Bitnik talk about their recent works on bots and the online ecosystems that has formed around them. They will retrace their recent explorations ...

Saturday, 28 October, 2017

TIME SESSION
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Workshop : Boost your Browsing
Searching, surfing and shopping, much of it happens in your browser. Curious how your browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and so on) leaves you open to ...


8:00 pm
Screening : UK Premiere: PRE-CRIME (2017)
What if the murder of tomorrow could be prevented today? Welcome to the real Minority Report. Predicting future crimes sounds like something from a sci-fi ...


Sunday, 29 October, 2017

TIME SESSION
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Workshop : How the Web Works
We are always connecting to the internet via our mobile phones, tablets and computers, but do we actually know how the internet works? Learn how ...


Monday, 30 October, 2017

TIME SESSION
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Workshop : Making Choices in your Digital Life
Whatsapp, Gmail, Google Search - we use these apps and tools because everyone else does, and because... what else is there? This workshop will enable ...


5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Workshop : De-Googlise Your Life
"One account. All of Google," is Google's tagline. But what does this mean for those of us who use Google search, Google Docs, Gmail, and ...


Tuesday, 31 October, 2017

TIME SESSION
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Workshop : Boost your Browsing
Searching, surfing and shopping, much of it happens in your browser. Curious how your browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and so on) leaves you open to ...


5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Workshop : WTF (What the Facebook)?
What aspects of your life are you sharing with Facebook? How much does this company know about you through your daily use of products like ...


Wednesday, 1 November, 2017

TIME SESSION
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Workshop : Mastering Your Mobile
Your phone is talking to you, and it is constantly generating and transmitting data to others. This workshop will open the box on your mobile ...


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker : Silkie Carlo: Big Data, AI and Human Rights
Silkie Carlo, Senior Advocacy Officer at Liberty, leads the organisation's programme on Technology and Human Rights, advocating for the protection of rights in areas including ...


Thursday, 2 November, 2017

TIME SESSION
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Workshop : Investigating Metadata
We generate metadata all the time - when we send emails, post online, take a picture or even just walk around with our mobile phones ...


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker : Joss Hands: Networks, Things and Objects - The Saving Power of Gadgets
Joss Hands talks about our relationship to 'gadgets' and our capacity to think and act collectively. How have digital communication devices such as mobile phones, ...


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Speaker : Privacy International - Scarlet Kim and Harmit Kambo
Governments can't enter and search our homes without good reason, so why should they be allowed to break and enter into our electronic devices if ...


Friday, 3 November, 2017

TIME SESSION
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Workshop : Making Choices in your Digital Life
Whatsapp, Gmail, Google Search - we use these apps and tools because everyone else does, and because... what else is there? This workshop will enable ...


5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Workshop : Mastering Your Mobile
Your phone is talking to you, and it is constantly generating and transmitting data to others. This workshop will open the box on your mobile ...


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker : Crofton Black: War Taxonomy - An Encyclopaedia of Conditions for Lethal Force
War Taxonomy looks at the record of transactions between the US Defense Department and the private sector. This data - over 15 million items over ...


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Speaker : Eliot Higgins: The End of Secrets - Conflict in the Engagement Age
Eliot Higgins - the award-winning citizen journalist who founded Bellingcat and the Brown Moses Blog - examines how the spread of social media and open-source ...


Saturday, 4 November, 2017

TIME SESSION
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Workshop : How the Web Works
We are always connecting to the internet via our mobile phones, tablets and computers, but do we actually know how the internet works? Learn how ...


3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Workshop : Danja Vasiliev - The Critical Engineering Working Group
'The Critical Engineer considers Engineering to be the most transformative language of our time, shaping the way we move, communicate and think. It is the ...


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker : Silkie Carlo: A Feminist Lens on Mass Surveillance
Silkie Carlo, Senior Advocacy Officer at Liberty, leads the organisation's programme on Technology and Human Rights, advocating for the protection of rights in areas including ...


7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Screening : Dreams Rewired
"A lively, visually enthralling attempt to gaze into the future by remembering the past." - Stephen Holden, The New York Times Dreams Rewired - a ...


Sunday, 5 November, 2017

TIME SESSION
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Workshop : WTF (What the Facebook)?
What aspects of your life are you sharing with Facebook? How much does this company know about you through your daily use of products like ...


3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Workshop : Data Justice Lab: Citizen Scores - Governing People through their Data
In education and health, migration and criminal justice, people are assigned data scores that affect their access to services and their treatment by courts, the ...


Monday, 6 November, 2017

TIME SESSION
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Workshop : Boost your Browsing
Searching, surfing and shopping, much of it happens in your browser. Curious how your browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and so on) leaves you open to ...


Tuesday, 7 November, 2017

TIME SESSION
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Workshop : How the Web Works
We are always connecting to the internet via our mobile phones, tablets and computers, but do we actually know how the internet works? Learn how ...


Wednesday, 8 November, 2017

TIME SESSION
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Workshop : Boost your Browsing
Searching, surfing and shopping, much of it happens in your browser. Curious how your browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and so on) leaves you open to ...


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Speaker : Carl Miller: Digital Power
This talk will be about Carl Miller's attempts to track down and expose one of the most important things that shapes, guides and limits each ...

Thursday, 9 November, 2017

TIME SESSION
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Workshop : De-Googlise Your Life
"One account. All of Google," is Google's tagline. But what does this mean for those of us who use Google search, Google Docs, Gmail, and ...


5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Workshop : Mastering Your Mobile
Your phone is talking to you, and it is constantly generating and transmitting data to others. This workshop will open the box on your mobile ...


Friday, 10 November, 2017

TIME SESSION
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Workshop : Investigating Metadata
We generate metadata all the time - when we send emails, post online, take a picture or even just walk around with our mobile phones ...


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Artist Talk : Wesley Goatley: Critical Data Aesthetics
In this talk, Wesley will discuss his work The Listener and explore how critical art and design practice can engage with the politics of data, ...


Saturday, 11 November, 2017

TIME SESSION
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Workshop : Mastering Your Mobile
Your phone is talking to you, and it is constantly generating and transmitting data to others. This workshop will open the box on your mobile ...


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Workshop : Algorithmic Disobedience with Surya Mattu
What does disobedience look like in systems of algorithmic decision-making? In this workshop, artist and engineer Surya Mattu will walk through some tactics and activities ...


Sunday, 12 November, 2017

TIME SESSION
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Workshop : De-Googlise Your Life
"One account. All of Google," is Google's tagline. But what does this mean for those of us who use Google search, Google Docs, Gmail, and ...


About this blog

London 2600 meetings are similar to those held by 2600 groups around the world, and the other 2600 groups in the United Kingdom.

N.B. the quarterly 2600 magazine is now rarely available in London shops.

Everybody who is interested in computer and telecomms security and the impact of technology on society is welcome, from both sides of the fence, no matter what your age or level of skill and experience - nobody knows it all, no matter what they claim.

You could learn more at these free meetings than from months of study or investigation on your own, but this depends on what you are willing to share and contribute in return. We are mostly British and therefore somewhat shy in public, but it is easy to strike up a conversation with most of us.

London 2600 meet on the first Friday of each month, 6.30pm to 7.30pm initially, at the frront entrance of the Trocadero shopping centre, then on elsewhere.

The kinds of people who have attended over the last 25 years or so include:

"computer hackers, phone phreakers, cyberpunks, performance artists, systems administrators, cybergoths, military intelligence officers, mobi chippers, skip trashers, hacktivists, network gurus, anti-virus programmers, penetration testers, multimedia artists, internet entrepreneurs, newbies, cybercriminals, warez d00dz, old skool, movie script writers, 31337, civil liberties activists, lawyers, radio hams, students, cool hunters, wannabes, djs, corporate security professionals, academic researchers, privacy campaigners, journalists"

Usually up to 20 to 50 people attend each meeting, most of whom then participate in the rest of the evening/weekend activities.

Email Contacts

email: meetings@london2600[dot]org[dot]uk

For the paranoid crypto-ninjas amongst you (like us !) here is our PGP public encryption key

For OpenPGP 256bit AES encrypted messages via 128bit SSL/TLS session, web based email, outside the direct jurisdiction of the UK Government, get a free Hushmail account and contact us on london2600@hushmail[dot]com

(Obiously many of you will use Google Gmail, which is well secured nowadays, but not very anonymous, especially if you are logged in to your Google accounts or Android Apps)

London 2600 Email List

There is a revived London 2600 email discussion list - be polite please.

This is a public email list, so you should obviously take any appropriate communications data anonymity and other privacy precautions.

@London_2600 Twitter feed

Follow the Twitter feed: @London_2600 for last minute meeting venue change announcements etc.

Google Calendar

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If you have taken the usual security and privacy precautions e.g. private browsing mode, strict cookie and history deletion policies etc. in your web browser, you may feel that you can trust Google Calendar to remind you about the next London 2600 meeting, and other events of interest.

Geekery.in Calendar

Geekery.in is a calendar of UK meetings and events, including 2600 meetings, Linux User Groups, HackSpaces etc.

(The) Hacker(s) Voice Radio / Magazine / TV

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Hacker Voice Radio

"HVR is an online radio show set up as an vocal forum for all the UK hackers and phreaks to come together, work together and a place to share information."

(The) Hacker(s) Voice people have expanded into producing a (.pdf) and printed Magazine, called The Hacker Voice Digest, and have plans for Video as well as their internet radio streams and podcasts etc.

Campaign Buttons

Gary McKinnon is facing extradition to the USA under the controversial Extradition Act 2003, without any prima facie evidence or charges brought against him in a UK court. Try him here in the UK, under UK law.
Free Gary McKinnon, who lives in London, is accused of hacking in to over 90 US military computer systems, and is facing extradition to the USA under the controversial Extradition Act 2003, without any prima facie evidence or charges brought against him in a UK court. Try him here in the UK, under UK law.

Watching Them, Watching Us, UK Public CCTV Surveillance Regulation Campaign
UK Public CCTV Surveillance Regulation Campaign

NO2ID Campaign - cross party opposition to the NuLabour Compulsory Biometric ID Card
NO2ID Campaign - cross party opposition to the NuLabour Compulsory Biometric ID Card and National Identity Register centralised database. 0800 789 321 free, confidential, Anti-Terrorist Hotline (use 999 or 112 to report immediate threats)
Anti-terrorism hotline 0800 789 321 free and confidential - use 999 or 112 to report immediate threats.

Peaceful resistance to the curtailment of our rights to Free Assembly and Free Speech in the SOCPA Designated Area around Parliament Square and beyond

Parliament Protest blog - resistance to the Designated Area restricting peaceful demonstrations or lobbying in the vicinity of Parliament.

Petition to the European Commission and European Parliament against their vague Data Retention plans
Data Retention is No Solution Petition to the European Commission and European Parliament against their vague Data Retention plans.

Open Rights Group
Open Rights Group

Tor - the onion routing network
Tor - the onion routing network - "Tor aims to defend against traffic analysis, a form of network surveillance that threatens personal anonymity and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security. Communications are bounced around a distributed network of servers called onion routers, protecting you from websites that build profiles of your interests, local eavesdroppers that read your data or learn what sites you visit, and even the onion routers themselves."

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Amnesty International 's irrepressible.info campaign

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BlogSafer - wiki with multilingual guides to anonymous blogging

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NGO in a box - Security Edition privacy and security software tools

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Wikileaks.org - the controversial "uncensorable, anonymous whistleblowing" website based currently in Sweden.

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Electro Magnetic Field

As yet unconfirmed plans for a Dutch / German style hacker camp / Temporary Autonomous Zone next August Bank Holiday i.e. 27th August 2012

"EMF camp" ("Electro Magnetic Field" ?) is promised to have an internet domain name and discussion list etc. by next month.

Anybody interested in helping to organise this can contact emf@london2600.org.uk for now.

London 2600 People's Blog Links

Here are some of the blogs by London 2600 people:

Spy Blog - Privacy and Civil Liberties commentary and campaigns

Rat's Blog - The Reverend Rat comments on London street life and technology

Dr. K's blog - Hacker, Author, Musician, Philosopher. Author of "Hackers' Tales", which drew partly on interviews with London 2600 attendees.

gizmonaut.net blog - David Mery

Silver AJ - fashion model and gender hacker.

Veghead's Bologs

Other Links

2600uk.com - "Hacking and Phreaking in the UK. Old school ethics, New school tech."

Need To Know (historical)

El Reg - The Register

Other 2600 meeting links

Other 2600 meetings in the UK and elsewhere

Egypt 2600 - just like London 2600, but in Egypt

2600 Tor Server Project

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Obviously if you incorporate the campaign button code above onto your website, without alteration, then we will have access to some of your Communications Traffic Data, and so will anyone who is snooping on us.

Campaign Links

Free Gary McKinnon - or at least try him in the UK, rather than extraditing him to the USA. Gary is accused of hacking in to over 90 US Military computer systems, including some in the Pentagon, National Security Agency, Army, Navy and Air Force, NASA, etc. for over 2 years. He is facing extradition to the USA, under the notorious Extradition Act 2003, without any prima facie evidence, rather than being tried in the UK. He could face a Guantanamo Bay style Military Tribunal and over 60 years in prison ! This case has dragged on now for over 9 years !

Free Babar Ahmad - another British (Muslim) IT worker from London, also facing extradition to the USA, also at risk of a Military Tribunal, facing terrorism charges not for running websites etc., relating to activities in Afghanistan and Chechnya, which were not illegal in the UK.

Not Getting Arrested in London

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Now that the UK Government has enacted the draconian email and phone snooping RIP Act, widened the Terrorism Act 2000 and the Terrorism Act 2006 to suppress politically motivated computer hackers, and promoted mass technological surveillance of millions of innocent citizens, you have to *trust* the current Home Secretary John "not fit for purpose" Reid that your email is not being routinely monitored, and your mobile phone traffic data and location records are not being fed into some cruel automatic traffic pattern analysis program so as to add points to your electronic secret police dossier, through guilt by association.

Spy Blog's Hints and Tips for Whistleblowers mini-blog gives advice which is also relevant to London 2600 attendees, from both sides of the law, and the media.

Several people on their way to London 2600 meetings have fallen foul of the anti-terrorism hysteria which swept London after the terrorist bomb attacks of July 2005. You cannot really blame the general public and Police for being suspicious, if you bring along a mysterious looking bit of electronic equipment in your rucksack, with lots of wires, batteries and gaffer tape, no matter how innocent it really is.

However, none of us should tolerate Police behaviour and policies like those which resulted the arrest of David Mery, one of our respected long standing attendees. He was stopped, searched and arrested on a Tube station, and his flat was searched and computers and other equipment seized, for no good reason at all. He was lucky that he was not shot and killed by the Police. See Innocent in London" and "Techie and terrorist behavioural profiles are the same"

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If you are arrested, then get some legal advice from a firm of solicitors before you say or admit to anyhing whatsoever to the Police e.g. top rated human rights specialists Bindmans & Partners - 020 7833 4433 or Kaim Todner (who represent London hacker Gary McKinnon) - 020 7353 6660 (24 hour Police Station callout)

London CyberPunk Tourist Guide

This London CyberPunk tourist guide should be of interest to London 2600 people, from home and abroad.