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by Chris Conley, Cindy Cohn and Tim Edgar
Can the NSA really do that? Um, yes. Join ACLU and EFF at the movies to take a close look at how government surveillance has caught up with the fables dreamed up for Hollywood flicks. From location tracking to sensor networks, we'll discuss what’s technologically possible, what’s legal, and the impact on business and society. Jaunty tin foil hats and popcorn will be provided!
No matter how narrow you think the use of your website or service will be, if it's successful, it'll be used in ways you'll never expect - including life or death fights over human rights in foreign countries. The design of your sketchy PHP code might make the difference between a free press or a government clampdown, tortured dissidents or a bloodless coup. Twitter aids activists in Iran; Facebook helps the independent press in Ethiopia; World of Warcraft is policed for sedition in China. What is happening on your site that you don't know about? And how can you design it so you help the good guys?
11th–15th March 2011