Freeing the Internet: How hard can it be? Talk from Wendy M. Grossman

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James Baster

Jun 30, 2014, 7:37:22 AM6/30/14
Excuse the mass email, should be a good talk on a very important topic tho ....

Join ORG Edinburgh on Monday 14th July for a talk from Wendy M. Grossman on ‘Freeing the Internet: How hard can it be?’

Wendy M. Grossman, an award-winning journalist and the author of net.wars, will be joining us at the Informatics Forum to give a talk on the development of the internet, and mass surveillance.

The internet began as a way of sharing information - but also as a way to subvert the top-down design of earlier networks. Much of the early 1990s hype dwelt on the notion that the internet could not be controlled by governments or corporate interests.

However maps of the internet tell a different story - and help explain why internet traffic has been so easy to spy on. Keeping the Internet free and open will require technology, law, and policy, working together. Can it be done? Join us to hear Wendy’s verdict.

The event is free to attend and will be followed by a Q&A discussion.

When: 6:30pm, Monday 14th July
Where: Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
Further details via the meetup

These ORG meetups provide a fun and informal way to learn more about digital rights issues while meeting with other local ORG supporters, so as always everyone is welcome to join!

For more information and to let us know that you’re coming, visit our meetup page.

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