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Doctorow and Stross: Resisting the all-seeing eye
Friday, May 1, 2009 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (BST)
London, United Kingdom
With the rise of the database state and firms profiting from user-profiling, it's vital to resist surveillance and ensure the integrity of your digital personality. From technologies like PGP and Tor to the arguments that will convince people - friends and family as well as media and politicians - to watch out for their digital rights, this event is your anti-surveillance 101.
Cory Doctorow - science fiction novelist, blogger and technology activist - and Charlie Stross - science fiction writer and former programmer and pharmacist - will share the how and why for controlling your data. The event will be moderated by Ian Brown - academic, activist and Blogzilla.
The price of entry is either joining Open Rights Group - by handing door staff a completed form (link to PDF) - or making a one-off £10 donation. Drinks will be available, as is The Three Kings - a local pub - to continue the debate.
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Open Rights Group
The digital age is transforming society: bringing us greater democracy, transparency and new creative possibilities. When these freedoms are under attack, the Open Rights Group is there to defend them. Founded in 2005 by 1,000 digital activists, ORG has become the UK’s leading voice defending freedom of expression, privacy, innovation, consumer rights and creativity on the net.
Getting into the political trenches in the UK and EU, we mobilise our supporters to stop bad laws. Working closely with other campaign groups, we lobby government and talk to the media whenever our rights are threatened.
ORG is a non-profit company funded by donors, mostly by people like you. We depend on regular contributions to run and win our campaigns.