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DNS for Journalists: Understanding the Infrastructure of the Internet

Coffee & Circumvention

Thursday, January 30, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)

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Calling all journalists and citizen journalists!  Major changes to Internet infrastructure have been coming down the pipeline. Do you have the knowledge you need to cover these topics and help citizens proetct their digital rights?


 Internet infrastructure has changed dramatically in recent years, with many changes pushed by the Internet's governing bodies to increase opportunities for surveillance and chill individuals’ freedom of expression. These changes, and others coming down the pipeline, will dramatically increase citizens’ vulnerabilities to authoritarianism, as well as making it harder to do investigative journalism, community organizing, and bring corruption to light. 


The ACLU's current Senior Staff Technologist, dkg, will be sharing his expertise in internet infrastructure to prepare journalists, activists, and interested citizens to in better understand and interact with the internet on a fundamental level. Specifically, dkg will focus on DNS, which has become a point of contention globally, with the aim of explaining how it works, its importance on the global stage, and what repercussions specific changes will have for citizens worldwide


Daniel Kahn Gillmor is a Senior Staff Technologist for ACLU’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, focused on the way our technical infrastructure shapes society and impacts civil liberties. As a free software developer and member of the Debian project, he contributes to fundamental tools that shape the possibilities of our information-rich environment. As a participant in the IETF he fosters the creation of new generations of networking and cryptographic protocols designed and optimized for privacy and security. He is an anti-surveillance advocate for privacy, justice, free speech, and data sovereignty. Daniel is a graduate of Brown University’s computer science program.

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55 Broad Street
#19th floor
New York, NY 10004

Thursday, January 30, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)

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