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**Thank you to Capital Factory for sponsoring EFF-Austin. Capital Factory is the center of gravity for entrepreneurs in Texas. They meet the best entrepreneurs in Texas and introduce them to their first investors, employees, mentors and customers. To sign up for a Capital Factory coworking membership, [click here](https://capital-factory.officernd.com/signup?office=5d1bcda0dbd6e40010479eec).**

Our speaker this month is Nate Bartram. Nate Bartram is the founder and editor of The New Oil, a website (including a weekly blog, podcast, and videos) that aims to make data privacy and cybersecurity easy for those without a technical background. Whether you’re looking to keep yourself safe from identity theft and common hacks, whether you simply object to mass surveillance, or anything in between, his site will help you learn the basics about protecting your identity, your safety, and your data in a way that’s accessible and achievable.

Last year, Nate spoke about passwords. Later that same year, passkeys were released to the public – most notably via Android and iOS mobile devices – and were heralded as the next step in account security: easier than passwords, but more secure. Or so the narrative went. In this talk, Nate will resume the theme of account security and authentication with an entry-level overview of this new technology: what are passkeys? How do they work? What are the advantages and disadvantages? When do passkeys make sense to use? How do you get started? All this and more will be discussed.

Capital Factory is located at 701 Brazos Street, on the 1st floor of the Omni Hotel. We are in the Devvie meeting room. To locate Devvie, locate Capital Factory’s main event room off the Omni lobby, Voltron, Suite 150. Once inside, there should be someone at the desk to direct you to our meetup, but, if no one is there, proceed to the left past the kitchen and down the hallway, Devvie is right around the corner. You may also message us on this event or message us at [@EFFaustin](http://@EFFaustin) on Twitter or [@effaustin](https://mastodon.social/@effaustin) on Mastodon if you are having trouble finding us. Please note that the room will be locked and EFF-Austin will not have access until 10-15 minutes before 7:00pm CST. We will try to have someone in the Omni lobby earlier than that in front of the Voltron doors to greet you if you arrive early, but otherwise just wait in the lobby until you are let in.

Talk will be livestreamed at [https://www.youtube.com/user/austintechlive](https://www.youtube.com/user/austintechlive) and will later be archived at [https://www.youtube.com/user/effaustin](https://www.youtube.com/user/effaustin). Questions for the speaker from virtual attendees may be submitted via the Youtube livestream chat, our Twitter account, [@EFFaustin](http://@EFFaustin), or our Mastodon account, [@effaustin](https://mastodon.social/@effaustin).

Parking for the Omni Garage can be validated at the Capital Factory front desk inside room Voltron, Suite 150, reducing the cost to $8. If no one is at the desk, check with EFF-Austin meetup organizers, we can provide you with one. Attendees must park after 5pm and leave before 10pm to receive the discount, otherwise they will be charged full price, which is $3.25 for every 30 minutes. Affordable street park is also available nearby. Details: [https://capitalfactory.com/parking/](https://capitalfactory.com/parking/)

Join us for the discussion from 7:00PM-9:00PM, followed by drinks and camaraderie from 9:00PM-10:00PM in the Omni Hotel lobby.

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