CODI 2017: Turn to the Darknet

When:
August 18, 2017 @ 8:20 pm – 9:20 pm Europe/London Timezone
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2017-08-18T21:20:00+01:00
Where:
New Town Theatre
Freemasons Hall
96 George St, Edinburgh EH2 3DH
UK
Cost:
£9 (£7 concession)
Contact:

The internet presents new opportunities for being both hidden and exposed.  Intelligence agencies and various governments fret about the advantages online anonymity gives miscreants and malcontents. Libertarians and civil liberties activists point to the technically and increasingly legally unlimited surveillance opportunities it provides. Is this a problem? Can we do anything about it? Angus Bancroft (University of Edinburgh) argues that ‘the darknet’ – currently home to geeks, thieves and drug dealers – actually gives us a potential way of taking back control.  Never mind the dark side – we need the dark net…

Performer

Angus Bancroft, Senior Lecturer, School of Social and Political Science, the University of Edinburgh.