Recent news from the Center for Civic Media

Recent news from the Center for Civic Media

The People's Bot

Last month, Edward Snowden was in Vancouver to attend the annual TED Conference. Sort of. Since his historical leak of NSA surveillance documents last year, Snowden has been living in exile abroad in order to avoid prosecution from the U.S. government. Yet, in spite of severe restrictions on his mobility across borders, he was able to attend the high-profile TED event from an undisclosed location in Russia via robot, which enabled him to move around stage as he presented his views on privacy and surveillance to a captive audience thousands of miles away.

The People's Bot

Last month, Edward Snowden was in Vancouver to attend the annual TED Conference. Sort of. Since his historical leak of NSA surveillance documents last year, Snowden has been living in exile abroad in order to avoid prosecution from the U.S. government. Yet, in spite of severe restrictions on his mobility across borders, he was able to attend the high-profile TED event from an undisclosed location in Russia via robot, which enabled him to move around stage as he presented his views on privacy and surveillance to a captive audience thousands of miles away.

The People's Bot

Last month, Edward Snowden was in Vancouver to attend the annual TED Conference. Sort of. Since his historical leak of NSA surveillance documents last year, Snowden has been living in exile abroad in order to avoid prosecution from the U.S. government. Yet, in spite of severe restrictions on his mobility across borders, he was able to attend the high-profile TED event from an undisclosed location in Russia via robot, which enabled him to move around stage as he presented his views on privacy and surveillance to a captive audience thousands of miles away.

The People's Bot

Last month, Edward Snowden was in Vancouver to attend the annual TED Conference. Sort of. Since his historical leak of NSA surveillance documents last year, Snowden has been living in exile abroad in order to avoid prosecution from the U.S. government. Yet, in spite of severe restrictions on his mobility across borders, he was able to attend the high-profile TED event from an undisclosed location in Russia via robot, which enabled him to move around stage as he presented his views on privacy and surveillance to a captive audience thousands of miles away.

Topic: Revolution and Technology

Livebloggers: Sasha, Nathan, Erhardt

Today, we're joined by Stephan “tomate” Urbach from the activist group & think tank Telecomix, which works to circumvent surveillance, and to promote internet freedom and human rights. During the 2011 uprisings in North Africa, Telecomix activists helped to bypass technologies of censorship and communication-interruption. They currently work to shuttle videos and other information safely out of Syria. Urbach is a Telecomix member, and has acted as their de facto spokesperson. He was a member of the Pirate Party in Germany, and worked for the Berlin Pirate Parliamentary group from 2011 until February 2014.

 

Vizthink by Willow Brugh

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