CODI 2016: How Cyber-Crime Benefits Society

August 19, 2016 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Europe/London Timezone
The Stand in the Square, Edinburgh
£8 (£6 concession)

How Cyber-Crime Benefits Society

When we’re online, most of us choose to give up our privacy for the sake of convenience. So with all our personal data potentially flying around on the internet, how do most of us stay as safe as we do?

Sociologist Angus Bancroft reckons that we owe it to the criminal underbelly of the internet – the darknet. This subculture of anonymous geeks and drug dealers takes great pains to remain hidden using encryption technology. Their innovations help us all stay anonymous and safer, reducing drug-related crime and fraud.

Will Angus make you think differently about cyber-crime?


Angus Bancroft, Senior Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh.

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Find out more about the show on the 25 Days of CoDI blog here: 

25 Days of CoDI: Day 16