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Habeas Data Book Signing With Cyrus Farivar!
NOTE THE TIME CHANGE. OUR MEETUP IS ON TUESDAY EVENING IN OCTOBER, NOT MONDAY. Our speaker this month is Cyrus Farivar. Cyrus Farivar is the Senior Business Editor at Ars Technica and the author of The Internet of Elsewhere. He is also a radio producer and has reported for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, National Public Radio, Public Radio International, The Economist, Wired, The New York Times, and others. Cyrus will be here to read excerpts from and sign copies of his new book, Habeas Data, about 50 years of privacy law in America. This event is presented in conjunction with BookPeople, who will have staff on hand with copies of Cyrus' book for you to buy. You are being watched. Whether through your phone or your car or your credit card, caught on a CCT camera or tracked through your online viewing history, government agencies know where you are, and are quietly collecting your most intimate, mundane, and personal information. Is this even legal? Habeas Data shows how the explosive growth of surveillance technology has outpaced our understanding of the ethics, mores, and laws of privacy. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Join us for the discussion from 7:00PM-9:00PM, followed by drinks and camaraderie from 9:00PM-10:00PM at Firehouse Lounge (605 Brazos St). Capital Factory is located at 701 Brazos Street, inside the Omni Hotel/Austin Centre. We will be in the MobilityX classroom on the ground floor. If you need help finding it, there should be someone on duty at the Capital Factory front desk to assist you. Talk will be livestreamed at Parking for the Omni Garage can be validated at the Capital Factory front desk, reducing the cost from $18 to $7. Details:

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EFF-Austin advocates establishment and protection of digital rights and defense of the wealth of digital information, innovation, and technology. We promote the right of all citizens to communicate and share information without unreasonable constraint. We also advocate the fundamental right to explore, tinker, create, and innovate along the frontier of emerging technologies.

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