The Internet began as a way of sharing information - but also as a way to subvert the top-down design of earlier networks. Much of the early 1990s hype dwelt on the notion that the Internet could not be controlled by governments or corporate interests. However maps of the Internet tell a different story - and help explain why Internet traffic has been so easy to spy on. Keeping the Internet free and open will require technology, law, and policy, working together. Can it be done?
Join ORG Manchester and Open Data Manchester on Thursday 6th November for a talk on the evolution of the internet from Wendy M. Grossman - an award-winning journalist who for more than 20 years has covered the border wars between cyberspace and real life.
The event is free to attend and will be followed by an informal Q&A discussion, so as always anyone is welcome to join.
The Open Rights Group uses meetup.com to help grow support for ORG campaigns. If you don't want to use meetup.com, don't worry, you can still attend the event. Please let us know you are coming by emailing manchester(@)openrightsgroup.org as places are limited.