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  1. THE DATABASE NATION, a.k.a THE STATE OF SURVEILLANCE

    23rd of December 2008 was a sad day in India for civil liberties. On this day, The Indian Parliament passed the "The Information Technology (Amendment) Act" with no debate in the House, which effectively means is that the government of India now has the power to monitor all digital communications in the country without a court order or a warrant. The "world’s largest democracy" strongly leaning towards becoming a surveillance state raises many questions and poses severe challenges for free speech and economic justice in India and globally. This talk will map and review the current political, socio-cultural and legal landscape of mass-surveillance, data protection and censorship in India and analyse how it ties in to the global landscape of surveillance and censorship. It will also aim to create a discussion space to investigate the deeper effects of these so called "welfare" projects and how citizen-led movements can drive the state towards stronger data protection and privacy laws.

    Section 69 of the act states, "Section 69 empowers the Central Government/State Government/ its authorized agency to intercept, monitor or decrypt any information generated, transmitted, received or stored in any computer resource if it is necessary or expedient so to do in the interest of the sovereignty or integrity of India, defence of India, security of the State, friendly relations with foreign States or public order or for preventing incitement to the commission of any cognizable offence or for investigation of any offence".

    What this effectively means is that the government of India now has the power to monitor all digital communications in the country without a court order or a warrant.

    Since then, India has gone on to setup several projects which leverage technology to freely collect, mine, share and commoditize citizen data, resulting in a massive intelligence network. These include the world’s largest biometric ID scheme (Aadhaar/UID), the Central Monitoring System(CMS), the Telephone Call Interception System (TCIS), a DNA data bank and the

    National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID).

    The

    "world’s largest democracy" strongly leaning towards becoming a surveillance state raises many questions and poses severe challenges for free speech and economic justice, not just in India but globally.

    This talk will map and review the current political, socio-cultural and legal landscape of mass-surveillance, data protection and censorship in India and analyse how it ties in to the global landscape of surveillance and censorship. It will also aim to create a discussion space to investigate the deeper effects of these so called "welfare" projects and how citizen-led movements can drive the state towards stronger data protection and privacy laws.

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER

    Kaustubh Srikanth is a hactivist, technologist and researcher based between Berlin and

    Bangalore. He is one of the lead organisers of the annual Open Data Camp in India and currently works as the Head of Technology at Tactical Tech (https://tacticaltech.org), an international NGO working to enable the effective use of information for progressive social change.

    http://events.ccc.de/congress/2013/Fahrplan/events/5421.html

    Day: 2013-12-30 Start time: 14:00 Duration: 01:00 Room: Saal 2 Track: Ethics, Society & Politics Language: en

    —Huffduffed by Jonny007MKD 3 months ago

  2. Untappd | Ep. 51 | Transforming the Craft Beer Landscape in the Palm of Your Hand | Craft Beer Compass

    Episode 51 features a pioneer who’s transformed the craft beer landscape, built enthusiasm and put information in the hands of craft beer drinkers (quite literally) on a local and national level like never before - all in relatively short order. Say hello to Greg Avola, co-founder and CTO of Untappd. If you’re unfamiliar with Untappd,…

    http://craftbeercompass.com/2013/12/09/untappd/

    —Huffduffed by jimbrayton 4 months ago

  3. 99% Invisible

    The Biography of 100,000 Square Feet — United Nations Plaza sits in the center of San Francisco. Most people consider it a complete failure as a public space. Its central feature, at the entrance of the plaza, is a unique fountain that was designed by Lawrence Halprin in 1975. The water shoots out at various angles, from inside […]

    —Huffduffed by TrentVich 2 years ago

  4. Australian architecture: an encyclopedic look - RN By Design - 2 November 2011

    Behind the images of Australian homesteads, beach houses and the sails of the Sydney Opera House lies a rich and enthralling history of how Australians have responded to the natural landscape and urban environments to shape a nation. Now that nation has its first Encyclopedia of Australian Architecture, a massive research project documenting and analysing our built environment from Indigenous beginnings to colonial, modern and contemporary eras. But how did the editors decide what was worthy of inclusion among the one thousand entries and what was not?

    Guests:
    Philip Goad, Chair of Architecture, University of Melbourne.

    Julie Willis, Associate Professor in Architecture, University of Melbourne.

    Publications:
    Title: The Encyclopedia of Australian Architecture
    Author: Philip Goad & Julie Willis
    Publisher: Cambridge University Press

    http://www.abc.net.au/rn/bydesign/stories/2011/3348424.htm

    —Huffduffed by theJBJshow 2 years ago

  5. The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values (Berkeley Lecture)

    Sam Harris discusses his book, The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values (Berkeley Lecture)

    —Huffduffed by PandaWood 3 years ago