Hacks/Hackers May Meetup: Hoaxed and Hacked

This is a past event

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Mozilla, 101 St Martin's Lane, WC2N 4AZ

The theme of this month's meetup is verification and vulnerability.

We will hear about some of the hoaxes and misinformation that provide challenges for journalists.

There's also a talk looking at how vulnerable our data is.

Important: To sign up for this event, you also need to fill this Google Form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1U_XkF-Ra8QWnzkxs_nAyhQfk-d7ytB8L3RDGegGdQc4/viewform). If you have a +1 (or more), you'll be asked to give their name too. Thank you!

There are drinks from 6.30pm. Talks start at 7pm.

Hoaxed and Hacked: How vulnerable is journalism in a digital age?

We will hear from:

Trushar Barot, assistant editor of the BBC's UGC and social media hub, @Trushar (https://twitter.com/Trushar)

The BBC's user-generated content (UGC) hub was set up in 2005 and has grown into a 20-strong team of journalists who verify facts and root out fakes.

Trushar will share examples of images, videos and facts his team has been tasked with checking.

Daniel Cuthbert, chief operating officer of Sensepost (http://www.sensepost.com/), @Sensepost (https://twitter.com/sensepost)

Daniel is the chief operating officer of Sensepost, a leader in offensive security and training, vulnerability management and research.

Daniel will show the true power of the attacker once you have been hacked. It's not just about you having to change your password, but understanding what techniques are in use by attackers today. He will demonstrate just how far attackers can go, and outline the risks.

Lightning talks:

John D McHugh, photojournalist and filmmaker (http://johndmchugh.photoshelter.com/), who is behind the Marksta app, @johndphoto (https://twitter.com/johndphoto) Turi Munthe, founder of Demotix, who will talk about projects he has in the pipeline, @munthe (https://twitter.com/munthe) Drinks are provided by Journalism.co.uk (http://Journalism.co.uk/), which organises the news:rewired digital journalism conference (http://www.newsrewired.com/2013/05/20/first-speakers-confirmed-for-newsrewired-digital-journalism-conference-20-sept/) (the next event is on 20 September). There are crisps and a few snacks but no hotdogs / pizza (as have been provided at the last few meetups).

Don't forget to fill in the Google Form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1U_XkF-Ra8QWnzkxs_nAyhQfk-d7ytB8L3RDGegGdQc4/viewform).