Hacktivism, surveillance and privacy: The truth behind the control.
Lauri Love is an English/Finnish computer scientist who has a long history of involvement in political activism. He played a prominent role in the student and Occupy movements in Glasgow during 2011-12. He faced potential extradition to the United States for his alleged involvement in #OpLastResort, the series of online protests that followed the persecution and untimely death or Aaron Swartz. He is increasingly being recognised as an expert on hacking, surveillance and privacy issues in the UK and has a made principles stand against the country's forced encryption laws.
Today, Lauri works in network security and has particular interests in digital civil liberties, rights to use strong and effective cryptography, the [re]decentralisation of services and media platforms and the facilitation of political and activist organisation and action online.
TalkBox is a community organisation designed to get people away from their screens, collectively engaging in talks, debates and panel discussions across Bristol.
Please feel free to ask questions during the Q&A at the end or if you would rather send us your questions before hand to be read out by a member of the TalkBox team we will be happy to help out.
This Easter, the Peoples Republic of Stokes Croft invites everyone to a programme of workshops, events and activities designed to empower and inspire. From making a zine to building with eco-bricks; creating a photo story to planning a flash mob, the School of Activism will help you develop the tools to change the world.
Activists, broadcasters, journalists and comedians, photographers, campaigners and street artists will be sharing their secrets at the School of Activism. PRSC has teamed up with TalkBox, Extinction Rebellion, ReSpace Projects, Bricking-It Bristol and the Bristol Learning Co-op to create a programme of activities for all ages from 8 to 98.