Turn to the Darknet (Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas 2018)

August 12, 2018 @ 8:10 pm – 9:10 pm Europe/London Timezone
New Town Theatre
Freemasons Hall
96 George St, Edinburgh EH2 3DH
£10 (£8)

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?

Andreas Zaunseder (The University of Aberdeen, The 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…