[Noisebridge-announce] Talk announcement for 04/15/09: Spy radios and crypto gear from WWII to the '60s

Jacob Appelbaum jacob at appelbaum.net
Wed Apr 8 23:11:04 UTC 2009

I'm elated to announce another speaker in our informal and ongoing cycle
of guest presenters. This is an event open to all interested parties and
it's free to attend! Invite people who're interested! Forward to people
who like forwards!

On Wednesday, the 15th of April starting at 20:00 sharp, Noisebridge
will be having a spectacular talk by a wonderfully talented member of
our extended community: Richard Dillman of the special services division
of Greenpeace USA! He's planning to fill our big table with gear and
he'll have many interesting stories to tell.

Richard is wickedly sharp and very knowledgeable about all things RF.

His writeup on the talk follows:


As an agent for the OSS it's your job to carry a radio set through
occupied Amsterdam in WWII to a safe house where you will send vital
information back to the Allies.  The radio is built into an innocent
looking valise.  But it weighs 40lbs.  As you send your messages in
Morse code, listening for the sound of jack boots coming up the stairs
to your garret room, you know your life expectancy is about six weeks.

You're an agent for an obscure British agency stationed at a foreign
embassy surrounded by a hostile mob.  Communications is cut off.  You
pry up the floorboards to retrieve a radio set hidden years ago for just
such an occasion.  Will you be able to contact England with a last vital

Your KGB case officer has assigned you to obtain clandestine photographs
of an American operating as a trade representative in Moscow.  He's
suspected of passing Soviet secrets to the west.  The smallest hint that
he's under surveillance will cause him to flee.  How will you carry out
your assignment?

Richard Dillman, founder of the Special Services division of Greenpeace
USA, will present his personal collection of spy and crypto gear at
Noisebridge at 20:00 on Wednesday, April 15th, 2009.

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