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The End of the Internet? A Panel Discussion on Privacy and Security in the Digital Age

06 November 2013 Published in Past Events

Wednesday, November 20th, 12:30-1:45 isTheInternetWatchingYou2

Hetzel-Hollien Room, Stewart Library - Weber State University, Ogden

Recent disclosures about government surveillance via the Internet, the massive information leaks from security contractor Edward Snowden, and emerging details about illegal activities in the "Deep Web" bring us to many critical questions about what the Internet was meant to be...and what it has become.

Come hear a panel of distinguished experts discuss the balance between privacy and security on the Internet.

Panelists:
John Mejia, Legal Director, ACLU of Utah
Eric Swedin, Historian, Weber State University
Julie Park, Privacy Officer at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Gary Johnson, Political Scientist, Weber State University

Moderator Luke Fernandez, Professor of Computer Science with the Weber State University Technology Outreach Center, will pose questions such as:

  • Is the Internet dead?
  • With governments worldwide seeking ever-greater control of the Internet, what hope, if any, remains for for achieving the dreams of cyber-utopia?
  • In what ways can the Internet still be a force for good?
  • Is this a technological problem, or a political one?


We look forward to seeing you there!

This event is free and open to the public. For questions or more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Directions: Hetzel-Hollien Room, Stewart Library - Weber State University, Ogden