Rift Recon Blog — Human Rights Foundation

Inaugural ‘Tech Lab’ a Roaring Success at Oslo Freedom Forum 2015

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Last week, the 2015 Oslo Freedom Forum united hundreds of international voices to address some of the world’s most critical human rights issues with the goals of challenging ideas and implementing change. The Rift Recon Team was on site running the conference’s first Tech Lab, which was designed to advise the attending activists, journalists, attorneys, artists, government officials, and other warm bodies on sensitive issues of security, privacy, and anonymity. “This year’s company presence was markedly different from last year’s,” said Rift Recon CEO Eric Michaud, “Last year we combined a presentation with subsequent focus groups, but we discovered an...

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Rift Recon to Host Tech Lab at 7th Annual Oslo Freedom Forum

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Tomorrow kicks off the seventh annual Oslo Freedom Forum (OFF) hosted by the Human Rights Foundation (HRF), a non-profit organization that promotes and protects human rights globally, with a focus on closed societies. At last year’s revolutionary conference Rift Recon traveled across the world to present a comprehensive security workshop to the crowds of rights defenders, scholars, dissidents, policymakers, Nobel Laureates, visionaries, heads of state, journalists, and other activists. Due to the undeniable popularity of the workshop and the demand for more individualized attention to specific incidences of threat and vulnerability, Rift Recon returned to OFF this year in a...

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Rift Recon Presents At The 2014 Oslo Freedom Forum

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Rift Recon LLC and the Human Rights Foundation (HRF) join forces to present a comprehensive security workshop at the 2014 Oslo Freedom Forum (OFF) next month. The workshop will be geared toward protecting high-risk individuals in possession of sensitive information. The sixth annual OFF will take place on May 12-14th. Former Russian political prisoner Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Harvard cognitive scientist Steven Pinker, Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, American actor Jeffrey Wright, and iconic Turkish protester Erdem Gunduz will join 25 other remarkable speakers. OFF will bring together a diverse and global audience to share experiences and discuss how...

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