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Operation: Improve The Docs

on Sun, 02/09/2014 - 23:54

Over the past weekend, I was at a Privacy Enhancing Technologies retreat where 8 current and future Privly contributors came together to hack.

It was pretty

First things first. Let's talk about how pretty it was. Beautifully decorated home, on a reservoir lake, near a river, with a beautiful walking trail.

Privly Retreat Scenery   More Privly Retreat Scenery

Operation: Improve The Docs

We actually did a ton of work amongst the beauty. _Alice_ (that's their IRC nick) and myself worked diligently on improving the How To Get Started documentation.

There is so much to work on with Privly; why did we decide to work on this documentation?

TA3M - Tor Resources

on Sun, 02/09/2014 - 21:52

We had a great time at Flux for our January 2014 Techno-Activism 3rd Monday. Check out the resources we created about using Tor.

January 2014 Techno-Activism 3rd Monday: Resources

on Fri, 01/17/2014 - 01:01

We had a great time with you all on MLK Day for Portland's Techno-Activism 3rd Monday. We've included some resources for you all. Don't forget to sign up for the Portland TA3M Mailing List. It's a low volume mailing list and will keep you updated with future events. 

Here's the powerpoint presentation. Here are the Portland TA3M notes. Feel free to add! 


How to Download Tor

It's really simple. I'll include pictures just to make sure you know you're in the correct place.

Step 1. Go to, and download the bundle for your operating system.

Step 2. Check the type


Privacy Technology Retreat

on Sat, 01/04/2014 - 06:23

The Invite

The Privly Foundation works with many free Open Source privacy enhancing technologies around the browser environment. We believe that the best technological way to solve online privacy is to make privacy enhancing technologies easy to use.

This February 7th-10th, we’d like to invite you to join us for a "Privacy Technology Retreat," a free three night stay on Oregon's Umpqua river for anyone who’d like to spend a few days working on easy-to-use privacy-enhancing technology in a collaborative environment. We have a large lakefront house on 230+ acres for everyone to stay in.


Techno-Activism 3rd Mondays

on Mon, 08/12/2013 - 23:15
The Privly Foundation (that means us) has decided to organize Portland's version of Techno-Activism 3rd Mondays. 
Techno-Activism 3rd Mondays are meetups on the 3rd Monday of every month (imagine that!) dedicated for folks, both techy and not, to get together and talk about security, privacy, anti-surveilance, and anti-censorship. 
Given our current political climate, Techno-Activism 3rd Mondays (TA3M) are taking off at cities all over the world. The first TA3M event was held in NYC and is the brain-child of the Open Internet Tools Projects (OpenITP). 
We, at Privly, strongly believe that the