Personal Democracy Forum, in partnership with NYU ITP presents:
A Symposium on Wikileaks and Internet Freedom II
We're pleased to announce that, building on the strong interest in our first symposium on WikiLeaks and Internet freedom, we are holding a second event on January 24, from 6-8pm at NYU, to continue the conversation. We'll look at questions like:
- How does the push for more openness and transparency conflict with legitimate security concerns?
- What are the responsibilities of online organizations who distribute information from leakers and whistleblowers?
- Are distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) by organizations like Anonymous a new force for social justice or something more destructive?
- What are the responsibilities of Internet service providers to protect their users' privacy?
- Floyd Abrams, leading First Amendment lawyer, who among other things represented the New York Times in the Pentagon Papers case
- Gabriella Coleman, assistant professor of media, culture and communication at NYU, and an expert on Anonymous
- John Hockenberry, NPR's The Takeaway
- Birgitta Jonsdottir, Leading member of Icelandic Parliament and former Wikileaks volunteer who is currently challenging the U.S. Justice Department's request for her Twitter record
- Clay Shirky, author of Here Comes Everybody, and Cognitive Surplus
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