Talks on digital & online privacy awareness
Arguably, with the rise of many issues concerning privacy and mass surveillance, the roles of technology and the ones who make use of it have (d)evolved. The responsibility and biggest challenge of an individual who uses current technologies, no matter what the outcome or the main idea behind a project, is to be aware of the consequences of using these tools. Taking this responsibility after all, is quite the feat and impossible without incorporating critical thinking both practically and ideally.
The right to preserve our private domains have been under heavy attack for many years, lately with an ever-increasing exposure to ubiquitous interconnected consumer products, devices, services and their data collection. Through our obsession with online presences we are feeding the data ourselves, trusting profit-seeking companies with our most valuable asset: our private lives.
Awareness of what is technologically possible to avoid this intrusion is the essential aim of the talk. Through introduction to various tools and discussions on products and services we are using everyday, the talk offers insight into the world of online activism, fight for digital rights and digital privacy movements.