Surveillance and the Open Internet | MIT Center for Civic Media

Monday, June 23, 2014 - 4:30pm

Revelations about the extent of US government surveillance of digital communications have changed the debate about internet governance, online privacy, and the role of the internet as a public sphere. In a post-Snowden era, how do we protect revelations from human rights activists? Of journalistic sources? What does surveillance mean for vulnerable populations? Will surveillance change the web as we know it from a single, connected network to one where national sovereignty is increasingly important?

  • Emily Bell - Tow Center
  • Jillian York - Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • Nathan Freitas - The Guardian Project
  • Ethan Zuckerman, moderator