Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Shell Game

Introducing Hedy the Hermit Crab and Alan the Armadillo in a new comic Shell Game. Hedy is named for Hedy Lamarr, who co-invented an early version of the technology used in wifi, GPS, and Bluetooth.  Alan is named for Alan Turing, whose brilliant code-breaking machine (with the help of a heckuva lot of women) turned the tides in World War II, cracking the Nazi enigma code and (temporarily?) saving the world from the evils of fascism.

Now, more than ever, online privacy is a necessary component of daily life. Regimes across the globe are trying to ban encryption at a time when global protests against the systems of exploitation are being met with state violence. States are using various technologies to surveil protesters, activists, and journalists from China to Nigeria to the United States. It is imperative that we protect ourselves from such surveillance with encryption tech. Sumrando VPN, Messenger, and STASH are free apps you can use to protect your privacy online and when communicating with others.

Hedy and Alan will talk about these issues, but rest assured, there will be plenty of bad puns and stupid jokes.

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