Smash the firewall: digital defense for the misfits

Wednesday, 24 April

Smash the firewall: digital defense for the misfits

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Do you sense that whisper of paranoia lingering in the air?
Well, we've got your back. We're going to share some hard-earned lessons about staying safe and secure in the digital world - aimed at people in squats and involved in radical movements.
We won't be diving deep into technical details, but rather covering all the essentials: like passwords, data security, browsing habits, smartphone usage, and metadata. Most importantly, we'll discuss what it means to stay anonymous and understand potential threats models.
The content is based on a presentation that's been touring squats and radical spaces in Italy, put together by the folks at the _TO* hacklab.
You can check out the original slides here, in italian:

Proxy Cafe, free software workshops. Discussing tech and politics, GNU/Linux, fixing computers and revive old laptops, free and opensource software workshops. Zapatista coffee.

Date & Time: 

Wednesday, 24 April, 2024 - 18:00 to 22:00


  • course/workshop
  • discussion/presentation
  • meeting


  • free
  • by donation


Joe's Garage
Pretoriusstraat 43
1092 EZ Amsterdam


Train station Amsterdam Muiderpoort, 10 minutes walk --- Metro station Wibaustraat, 15 minutes walk --- Tram 19 or Bus 41, Bus/tramhalte: Oostpoort, 1 minute walk


Presently squatted

A place and moment where we gather to talk about computers, free and opensource software, workshops, drinks with music with frozen pizzas.

Feel free to come for a workshop, to have a chat  or a drink!


  • course/workshop / discussion/presentation

opening times: 

Usually twice a month on Wednesdays from 18:00 till 22:00 Joe's Garage and sometimes in different locations and why not in your social space, somewhere else than Amsterdam?!

Since June 2005, Joe's Garage is an autonomous squatted political social center, a meeting place in the Transvaal neighborhood for squatters and non-squatters, subsidy free, not for profit, self-organized and entirely run by volunteers.


  • advice/help/office hours / book shop/info shop/library / course/workshop / discussion/presentation / exhibition / film / food / (free) shop/market / meeting / music/concert / theater

opening times: 

(March 2024)
Monday: 19:00, Volkseten Vegazulu
Tuesday: 19-20:30, Kraakspreekuur Oost
Wednesday: 18:00 Esperanto Workshop or Proxy Cafe
Thursday: 19:00, Volkseten Vegazulu
Friday: 20:00 Aman molli: Practice of Modal Music
Saturday: 14-18, Give Away Shop
Sunday: 18-20, Radical Sunday School
Sunday: 20:30, Movie night
Every 2nd saturday of the month, 19:00-20:30, Joe’s Garage open assembly