Hacktivism: Utilizing Tech for Social Action

Hacktivism: Utilizing Tech for Social Action
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It’s been a year since Edward Snowden leaked classified National Security Agency (NSA) documents to The Guardian newspaper in the UK, revealing widespread surveillance.Today, the discussions around mass surveillance, privacy, and data collection are ongoing and heated, and the reputation of so-called hacktivists (people using computers and networks as a means of protest or action) is evolving.Who are today’s hacktivists, and what tools and means do they use to express themselves and their ideals? Join artists, activists, researchers, and a “cypherpunk” to discuss and debate these questions, and to examine how to harness the power and pitfalls of computer systems and new technologies.

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