Turn to the Darknet

Spoken Word (science, talk)

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  • The Stand’s New Town Theatre (Venue 7)
  • 20:10
  • Aug 12
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 12+ (Restriction)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Fair Pley / The Stand Comedy Club
  • Warnings: All seating is unreserved and latecomers may not be admitted.
  • Accessibility: May not apply to all performances. Please confirm before booking. See our Accessibility page for details.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 1 year
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The internet presents new opportunities for being both hidden and exposed. Intelligence agencies and various governments fret about the advantages online anonymity gives miscreants and malcontents. Libertarians and civil liberties activists point to the technically and increasingly legally unlimited surveillance opportunities it provides. Is this a problem? Can we do anything about it? Andreas Zaunseder (The University of Edinburgh) argues that the darknet – currently home to geeks, thieves and drug dealers – actually gives us a potential way of taking back control. Never mind the dark side – we need the darknet...

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