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TalkBox // Lauri Love on Hacktivism, Surveillance and Privacy – School of Activism
April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Lauri Love is an English/Finnish computer scientist who has a long history of involvement in political activism. He played a prominent role in the student and Occupy movements in Glasgow during 2011-12. He faced potential extradition to the United States for his alleged involvement in #OpLastResort, the series of online protests that followed the persecution and untimely death or Aaron Swartz. He is increasingly being recognised as an expert on hacking, surveillance and privacy issues in the UK and has a made principles stand against the country’s forced encryption laws.
Today, Lauri works in network security and has particular interests in digital civil liberties, rights to use strong and effective cryptography, the [re]decentralisation of services and media platforms and the facilitation of political and activist organisation and action online.
Talk Starts: 7:30pm
Location: PRSC, Stokes Croft
£8 early bird
£10 general releadse
Available from Headfirst: http://hdfst.uk/E52771
The School of Activism is a 2 week programme of workshops, talks and activities brought to you by Peoples Republic of Stokes Croft over the Easter holidays (April 5 to 22). The workshops are intended to be empowering experiences equipping people with the tools to challenge the status quo, contest power structures and ultimately to change the world.
We learn by doing.
We make our own future.