On Monday June 15 2015 the OpenITP Techno-Activism Third Monday presented Libraries, Digital Privacy, & Data Literacy – a conversation about the impact of surveillance and data collection on citizens, specifically on disadvantaged communities. Learn more about the privacy and data issues that librarians face in their work and new efforts to empower them to address these issues. Libraries are among the most trusted institutions in their communities, making librarians uniquely positioned to prepare patrons for the privacy challenges brought about by the pervasiveness of data sharing, profiling, DRM, third-party platforms, and surveillance technologies. Individuals with the greatest digital literacy needs are also the most vulnerable to abuses of personal data, creating an even more urgent need for libraries to address these issues. Librarians are prepared to meet this need. Join us for an informal conversation highlighting new efforts afoot to train librarians in digital privacy and data literacy. We are bringing together librarians, policy advocates, technologists, and the communities they all serve to further bridge not just the digital divide but the privacy digital divide. Panel: Melissa Morrone, public librarian, Brooklyn; Seeta Peña Gangadharan, senior research fellow,Open Technology Institute; Bonnie Tijerina, Data & Society Fellow; Alycia Sellie, Associate Librarian for Collections, Graduate Center Library. Moderator: Audrey Evans, Head of Research, Dollar a Day, Inc. Video is below.
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WEBCAST TODAY: The Future of the Internet in the Wake of Charlie Hebdo and Increased Government #Surveillance Online @isocdc @iiepgw
Today Monday May 18 2015 the Institute for International Economic Policy at The George Washington University (IIEP) and the Greater Washington DC Chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC-DC) will jointly host The Future of the Internet in the Wake of Charlie Hebdo and Increased Government Surveillance Online – a lunchtime discussion between Bruce Schneier, noted authority on cybersecurity and Chris Riley, Vice President and Head of Public Policy at Mozilla, on how increasing surveillance and use of malware could impact the future of the Internet. The event will webcast live on the Internet Society #2 Livestream Channel.
What: The Future of the Internet in the Wake of Charlie Hebdo and Increased Government Surveillance Online
Where: GWU, Washington DC
When: Monday May 18 2015 12:30-2pm EDT | 16:30-18:00 UTC
Twitter: @IIEPGW | @isocdc
VIDEO: #NowThatWeKnow: Law, Technology, Journalism, and Policy after #Snowden @PrincetonCITP @WilsonSchool
On May 1-2 2015 the Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP), the Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA), and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs (WWS) at Princeton University presented ‘Now that We Know:Law, Technology, Journalism, and Policy after Snowden‘ – a cross-disciplinary discussion on the way forward on cybersecurity, surveillance, national security, investigative journalism, and individual rights. The first day consisted of workshops. The second day kicked of with a one-on-one interview with Edward Snowden himself, followed by panels on technology, privacy and security, and reporting. Video of the second day is below.
Edward Snowden in Conversation with Bart Gellman
Edward Snowden. Barton Gellman, The Century Foundation, Princeton University, and The Washington Post.
PANEL 1: Determining the Role of Technology
Lead Speaker: Matthew Green, Johns Hopkins University. Commentators: Ross Anderson, University of Cambridge; Jonathan Mayer, Stanford University. Moderator:
Joseph Bonneau, Stanford University and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
PANEL 2: Protecting Privacy and Security
Lead Speaker: The Honorable Patricia Wald, Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board and former Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Commentators: Richard Salgado, Google; Kim Lane Scheppele, Princeton University; Ben Wizner, American Civil Liberties Union. Moderator: Jonathan Hafetz, Seton Hall University and Princeton University.
PANEL 3: Reporting National Security Secrets
Lead Speaker: Barton Gellman, The Century Foundation, Princeton University, and The Washington Post. Commentators: Karen Kaiser, Associated Press; Matthew Olsen, Harvard University, former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center, and former General Counsel for the National Security Agency. Moderator: Kim Lane Scheppele, Princeton University
VIDEO: #MagnaCarta: Rule of Law in the Contemporary World – Civil Liberties & Surveillance @LibraryCongress
On January 9 2015 the United States Library of Congress presented Magna Carta: Rule of Law in the Contemporary World – Civil Liberties & Surveillance. As a part of a symposium on the enduring legacy of Magna Carta – currently on show in Washington DC -an expert panel discussed rule of law as it relates to contemporary issues surrounding civil liberties and surveillance. Speakers: Orin Kerr, Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School; Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wisconsin), a member of the House Committee on the Judiciary, chairman of the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations; Congressman Jerrold L. Nadler (D-New York), member of the House Committee on the Judiciary and the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
View on the LoC site: http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=6596
Twitter: #magnacarta + surveillance
Today, Friday December 12 2014 the Cato Institute is holding the 2014 Cato Institute Surveillance Conference. This inaugural Cato Institute Surveillance Conference will explore questions such as: Are surveillance tools a vital weapon against criminals and terrorists — or a threat to privacy and freedom? How should tracking technologies be regulated by the Fourth Amendment and federal law? Can we reconcile the secrecy that spying demands with the transparency that democratic accountability requires? Speakers include Eric Schmidt of Google. There is a live webcast via Livestream: http://www.cato.org/live.
@UN Members Strengthen Their Position on #Surveillance – – @InternetSociety comments: need better definitions
[By Christine Runnegar – via Internet Society Blog – http://www.internetsociety.org//blog/public-policy/2014/12/un-members-strengthen-their-position-surveillance ]
On 18 December 2013, the UN General Assembly adopted resolution 68/167 on the right to privacy in the digital age , sending a clear message to the international community that the right to privacy applies online as well as offline.
Recently, the Third Committee adopted a second resolution on the right to privacy in the digital age  brought to the UN by Brazil and Germany and sponsored by the countries illustrated in the map.
Map produced using http://www.amcharts.com
The resolution emphasizes that unlawful or arbitrary surveillance or interception of communications violates the right to privacy. Significantly, the resolution also formally recognises that metadata can have a privacy impact, and that even the mere collection of data can violate the right to privacy.
There is a call to member states to take measures to stop and prevent surveillance-related privacy violations, echoing the call in the 2013 resolution. The 2014 resolution also goes a step further and calls for member states to offer individuals whose privacy rights have been violated by unlawful or arbitrary surveillance with access to an effective remedy, consistent with international human rights obligations.
Now that the position of the supporting member states has been made clear in these resolutions, it is important to consider what those principles mean in practice. In this regard, the Internet Society strongly supports the significant progress that has been made in the UN on the issue of pervasive surveillance, but calls upon member states, in partnership with all stakeholders, to articulate what is (or is not) unlawful or arbitrary surveillance – to consider the practical meaning of conditions such as “necessary”, “proportionate” and “not arbitrary” in that context.
For the Internet Society, the key criterion here is legitimacy. To be legitimate, a surveillance policy must not only be legal: it must also be demonstrably necessary, proportionate and fair. Since “fairness” is a subjective quality, demonstrating fairness relies on other factors which the Internet Society has consistently championed: transparency, accountability, and appropriate representation of the rights and interests of all stakeholders.
We also believe there should be open debate on how to protect Internet users from unlawful or arbitrary surveillance.
Today, Wednesday July 30 2014, the ISOC-NY TV show will present a truncated version of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden‘s appearance at the Hackers on Planet Earth (HOPE X) Conference on July 19 2014. Via Google hangout (and 7 proxies) Snowden, exiled in Russia, talked with Daniel Ellsberg, who himself released the Pentagon Papers in 1971, plus answered questions from the Internet community as moderated by Trevor Timm, executive director of the Freedom of the Press Foundation. The show, which airs from 2-3pm, may be viewed via Manhattan Cable or online via the MNN website. The full original webcast can be found at http://bit.ly/hopexsnowden
What: ISOC-NY TV Show – A Conversation with Edward Snowden at HOPE X
Where: Manhattan Neighborhood Network
When: Wednesday July 30 2014 2pm-3pm EDT | 1800-1900 UTC
Manhattan Cable: TWC 56 / 1996 | RCN 83 | FiOS 34
VIDEO: The NSA Surveillance Programs: Assessing The Damage to U.S. Commerce, Confidence & Credibility @NetCaucusAC #ICACNSA
On July 18 2014 the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee (ICAC) hosted a panel The NSA Surveillance Programs: Assessing The Damage to U.S. Commerce, Confidence & Credibility. It has been one year since the sweeping NSA surveillance programs were revealed by controversial leaker Edward Snowden. As Congress considers reforming these programs we need to also assess the impact that this controversy has had on U.S. commercial interests, on our confidence in our leaders, and on U.S. credibility both globally and domestically. The revelations could not have come at a worse time for the U.S. tech industry, which was poised to lead the worldwide market in cloud computing. And many accounts indicate that other tech sectors are feeling the impact of the controversy when approaching international markets. Can we quantify the impact on American business? Have the revelations also impacted the confidence and credibility of the U.S. government? Some world leaders — whose own phones had been accessed — have expressed unfeigned outrage about the scope of surveillance. Our panel will discuss these issues and try to quantify the impact against some benchmarks. Speakers: Stewart Baker, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP (former NSA General Counsel); Kevin Bankston, Policy Director, Open Technology Institute, New America Foundation; Chris Hopfensperger, Director, Policy, BSA | The Software Alliance; Shane Tews, Visiting Fellow, American Enterprise Institute (moderator). Video/audio is below. Closed captions are available.
On June 5 2014, as part of its Surveillance and Its Discontents segment, the 2014 Personal Democracy Forum presented a live conversation between EFF founder John Perry Barlow and NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Video is below.
On Monday May 19 2014 the OpenITP Techno-Activism Third Monday‘s featured presenter was Gregory Donovan who presented Dataveillance and Everyday Consciousness in the ‘Smart’ City. Surveillance doesn’t have to be an accepted part of city living. Last year alone, Iowa City unanimously passed a law banning a large number of surveillance technologies. What is the situation in New York? Donovan explains who is tracking your movements, how they are doing it, and why; in addition, how city dwellers can take control of their privacy and security. Video is below.
WEBCAST LIVE NOW: INET Istanbul 2014 – Internet: Privacy and Digital Content in a Global Context #inetistanbul2014 @InternetSociety
Today Wednesday May 21 2014 the Internet Society and the IT Law Institute, Istanbul Bilgi University are presenting an INET Conference in Istanbul, Turkey. The INET’s theme is Internet: Privacy and Digital Content in a Global Context. Speakers include Giovanni Buttarelli, Assistant European Data Protection Supervisor; former NCUC Chair Robin Gross; Sophie Kwasny, Head of the Data Protection Unit of the Council of Europe; Wendy Seltzer, policy council at the W3C; Tayfun Acarer, President of Turkish Information Technologies and Communication Authority; Markus Kummer, Vice President of Public Policy, Internet Society; and Konstantinos Komaitis, Policy Advisor, Internet Society. The event is being webcast live via the Internet Society livestream channel.
What: INET Istanbul 2014 – Internet: Privacy and Digital Content in a Global Context
Where: Intercontinental Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey
When: Wednesday May 21 2014 10:00-17:00 EEST | 07:00-14:00 UTC | 03:00-11:00 EDT
Today, Friday May 9 2014 the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the Internet Society brings you a full day INET Conference – Cyber Surveillance: Silicon Valley Impacts and Responses – at Santa Clara University. This is the second surveillance-oriented INET the SF Chapter has mounted, the first was last October. Today’s event will focus specifically on the effects on Silicon Valley industries and will comprise 5 panels representing Business, Technology, the Press, Public Policy, and how all of the above may collaborate on solutions. Finally the day will be capped by a keynote from noted author David Brin. The conference will be webcast live via the Internet Society livestream channel.
What: INET SF – Cyber Surveillance: Silicon Valley Impacts and Responses
Where: Santa Clara University CA
When: Friday May 9 2014 9:00am – 5:00pm PDT | 1200-2000 EDT | 1600-0000 UTC
Twitter: #inetsanfran | @SFBayISOC
VIDEO: Intelligence Gathering and the #Unowned Internet @BerkmanCenter #surveillance #netfreedom #nsa
On April 8 2014 the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University hosted a discussion –Intelligence Gathering and the Unowned Internet. The long-term viability of an unowned, open Internet remains in question. Any analysis of where the Internet is headed as a protocol and a platform must take into account the activities of both public and private entities that see the Internet as a source of intelligence — and a field of contention. This meeting aimed to leverage perspectives from inside and outside the U.S. intelligence community to bring some clarity to a discussion often rife with confusion. Participants included: Yochai Benkler, Berkman Professor for Entrepreneurial Legal Studies at Harvard Law School; John DeLong, Director of Compliance, National Security Agency; Anne Neuberger, Commercial Solutions Center Director, National Security Agency; Bruce Schneier, CTO of CO3 Systems and Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society; Jonathan Zittrain, Co-founder of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. Terry Fisher. Wilmer Hale Professor of Intellectual Property Law at Harvard Law School and Faculty Director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society moderated the discussion. Video is below:
On Monday March 17 2014, the OpenITP Techno-Activism Third Monday‘s featured presenter was Professor Susan McGregor of Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University. Her topic was Journalists, Security Practices & The Future . The primary challenges that journalists face in adopting effective security practices in their work. While the AP phone records case and the Edward Snowden revelations have helped raise security awareness among journalists, the industry faces significant challenges in constructing a coherent approach to these challenges, including a lack of appropriate tools and training materials. The talk addresses these issues as well as some possible paths for improvement. Before Susan spoke, Magnus Ag of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) introduced and gave away copies of their latest international press freedom guide. Video is below.
This weekend March 22-23 the 2014 LibrePlanet conference is taking place at MIT in Cambridge MA. LibrePlanet is an annual conference for free software enthusiasts. The theme of this year’s event is is “Free Software, Free Society.” Questions: How can free software protect journalists, whistleblowers, activists, and regular computer users from government and corporate surveillance? How can free software, or free software values like copyleft, community development, and transparency, be used by people fighting to create free societies around the world? What challenges are standing between us and our goal of free software ubiquity? Remote participation is available via webcast and IRC chat.
What: Libre Planet 2014 – Free Software, Free Society.
Where: MIT, Cambridge MA
When: Sat/Sun March 22-23 2014 0945-1845 EDT | 1345-2245 UTC
VIDEO: Parliament meets Internet. #Surveillance, the digital economy & the #OpenInternet @ISOCUKEngland @InternetSociety #ietf89
On Tuesday March 4 2014 the ISOC UK England chapter presented “Parliament meets Internet. Surveillance, the digital economy & the Open Internet.” at the UK House of Parliament. Speakers included Jari Arkko – Chair of the IETF, and Kathy Brown – CEO of the Internet Society, Members of Parliament from all 3 major UK parties, plus UK Internet experts. Video is webex, so not high quality,
View on YouTube: http://youtu.be/Z_3RO3vJ8ug
Transcribe on AMARA: http://www.amara.org/en/videos/ybTuCXlZqLxK/
Twitter: @ISOCUKEngland | #parlietf
On February 6 2014 security analyst and cryptographer Bruce Schneier gave a talk “NSA Surveillance and What To Do About It” as part of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Big Data Lecture series. Video is below.
Download video: http://d1baxxa0joomi3.cloudfront.net/20010d06fe480b67ae457c7e947b2caf/basic.mp4
Transcribe on AMARA: http://www.amara.org/en/videos/Bi3iRRNRn3LV/
VIDEO: Snowden, the NSA, and Free Software – Bruce Schneier and Eben Moglen #surveillance @BruceSchneier @ColumbiaLaw
After Glenn Greenwald first received his stash of secret documents from Edward Snowden, one of the first people he consulted was security expert, cryptographer, and writer Bruce Schneier, who helped him review and digest the documents. A few weeks back we saw Bruce give a briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, where he advised lawmakers to rein in the NSA, and the Internet community to pro-actively design countermeasures. On December 12 2013, as a follow up to his Snowden and the Future talk series Eben Moglen hosted A conversation with Bruce Schneier at Columbia Law School. They talked about what we can learn from the Snowden documents, the NSA’s efforts to weaken global cryptography, and how we can keep free software tools from being subverted. The talk was webcast live via the Internet Society Chapters Webcast Channel, and video is below. Hopefully a transcript will be available soon.
View on YouTube: http://youtu.be/N8Sc6pUR1mA
Download video: https://archive.org/details/schneier
Download audio: http://www.softwarefreedom.org/events/2013/a_conversation_with_bruce_schneier/
Transcribe on AMARA: http://www.amara.org/en/videos/6x9i3c5tjjmD/
WEBCAST TODAY 1630EST: Snowden and The Future Pt.4 w/ Eben Moglen “Freedom’s Future” #surveillance @futuresnowden #netfreedom
Today, Wednesday December 4 2013 at 4:30pm EST, Eben Moglen will give the fourth of his series of talks ‘Snowden and The Future‘ at Columbia Law School. The talks address the questions: What has Edward Snowden done to change the course of human history? How does the evolution of surveillance since World War II threaten democracy? What does it mean that information can be both so powerful and so easily spread? In a network embracing all of humanity, how does democracy survive our desire for security? In this final talk Professor Moglen will address the topic “Freedom’s Future”. The talk will be webcast live by the Columbia Law School.
What: Eben Moglen – Snowden and The Future
Where: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, Rm 101, NYC
When: Wednesday December 4 2013 4:30-5.30 pm EST | 2130-2230 UTC
On November 15, 2013 the Open Technology Institute hosted a Briefing on the Technological Impact of NSA Surveillance on Capitol Hill in Washington DC. The briefing provided insight into how the technology and regulatory environment has led to the current situation and the ramifications of that surveillance on society and governance overall, while also considering the challenges confronting the Obama Administration’s external Review Group. Beyond the well-known issues over civil rights, this will be an important presentation on the technological implications of surveillance, and the dangers policy makers need to consider as they look to reform the government’s practices. Speakers: Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose, Calif.) – Member, House Judiciary Committee & Member, House Committee on Science, Space and Technology; Sascha Meinrath – Director, Open Technology Institute and Vice President, New America Foundation, and Bruce Schneier, Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard & Author, Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust Society Needs to Survive. Video is below.
WEBCAST TODAY 1630EST: Snowden and The Future Pt.3 w/ Eben Moglen #surveillance @futuresnowden #netfreedom
Today, Wednesday November 13 2013 at 4:30pm EST, Eben Moglen will give the third of his series of talks ‘Snowden and The Future‘ at Columbia Law School. The talks address the questions: What has Edward Snowden done to change the course of human history? How does the evolution of surveillance since World War II threaten democracy? What does it mean that information can be both so powerful and so easily spread? In a network embracing all of humanity, how does democracy survive our desire for security? The talk will be webcast live by the Columbia Law School.
What: Eben Moglen – Snowden and The Future
Where: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, Rm 101, NYC
When: Wednesday Novemeber 13 2013 4:30-5.30 pm EST | 2130-2230 UTC
The National Security Agency (“NSA”)’s upstream and PRISM programs are based on technology that enables analysts within the United States to intercept the Internet and telephone communications of people throughout the world. The legal basis for the programs, however, is a territorial distinction. The FISA Amendments Act authorizes warrantless surveillance of the contents of communications if the target of the surveillance is not a United States national and is reasonably believed to be located outside the United States. Through an analysis of the NSA’s upstream and PRISM data collection programs, this paper explores the question: when technology erases territorial limitations on a nation’s surveillance power, should individuals’ legal rights against such surveillance depend on their nationality and geographical location?
To our knowledge there is no recording or webcast planned, so it will be necessary to attend in person.
What: Territorial Rights Versus Globalized Surveillance
Where: John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Moot Court, 6th Floor, 524 west 59th Street (entrance on 10th Avenue)
When: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 1:40pm-3:00 pm EST
More info: Doug Salane, 212-237-8803 | email@example.com
Today, Wednesday November 6 2013, the ISOC-NY TV show will present the second part of the webcast of the Cyber Surveillance Public Forum hosted by our SF Bay Area Chapter on October 2 2013. The panel comprises Susan Freiwald, Professor, University of San Francisco Law School, Matthew Sundquist, Former Facebook Privacy Team Member and Co-founder of Plot.ly, and Paul Brigner, North America Regional Bureau Director, Internet Society, moderated by Declan McCullagh, Chief Political Correspondent, CNET. The show, which airs from 2-3pm, may be viewed via Manhattan Cable or online via the MNN website.
What: ISOC-NY TV Show – Cyber Surveillance Public Forum Part 2
Where: Manhattan Neighborhood Network
When: Wednesday November 6 2013 2pm-3pm EDT | 1800-1900 UTC
Manhattan Cable: TWC 56 | RCN 83 | FiOS 34
On October 2 2013 the Internet Society San Francisco Bay Area Chapter and CNET hosted INET San Francisco – a live discussion on the complex implications of Government Internet surveillance.
INET San Francisco comprised two components: first, a discussion featuring two experts on public policy and cyber surveillance. Alexander Abdo, a staff attorney with the National Security Program for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Nate Cardozo, Staff Attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s (EFF) digital civil liberties team.; second, a panel took audience questions and discussed the relative merits of each speaker’s proposed approach. Panelists: Susan Freiwald, Professor, University of San Francisco Law School , Matthew Sundquist, Former Facebook Privacy Team Member and Co-founder of Plot.ly, Declan McCullagh (moderator), Chief Political Correspondent, CNET, and Paul Brigner, North America Regional Bureau Director, Internet Society. The event was webcast live on the Internet Society livestream channel. Video is below.
View on YouTube: http://youtu.be/qlX_TsEDcds
Transcribe on AMARA: http://www.amara.org/en/videos/QWj7OK0pRFar/
Twitter: #inetsf | #surveillance
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