May 10th: Digital Tools for Resistance

Is it still possible to resist? Snowden warned that the surveillance state had outgrown its legal jurisdiction and ethical mandate. While the public demanded changes to internet policy, few fully grasped the new capacities of our government. Leak after leak illustrates the pervasiveness of spying and data collection on our everyday lives. Left with our devices, we passively accept that our phones and computers tether us to this social surveillance dragnet. But, what else can we do?

On May 10th, guests joined us for a workshop on Digital Tools for Resistance, where we discussed with representatives from ACLU SoCal and the Electronic Frontier Foundation the paradoxes of online organizing and the possibilities of networked activism. We also demonstrated how to install and use Signal, a free app that protects your privacy by encrypting your messages automatically.

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Date

Wednesday, May 10, 2017


Time

Reception | 6:30pm
Panel Conversations | 7:00pm
Tech Demo: Signal | 8:06pm
Demo By Robin Margolis, MLIS 17,
and Karly Wildenhaus, MLIS 18


Location and Parking

Decafe, 1302 Perloff Hall
UCLA Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90095

On site parking available for $12 in Parking Structure 2
Transit: Big Blue Bus, Culver City Bus, Metro

Marcus Benigno
Director, Communications & Media Advocacy at ACLU SoCal
Sarah T. Roberts
Assistant Professor, UCLA Department of Information Studies
Mark Burdett
Senior Engineer, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Joan Donovan
Postdoctoral Fellow, UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics
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