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How Your DNA—or Someone Else’s—Can Send You to Jail

Although DNA is individual to you—a “fingerprint” of your genetic code—DNA samples don’t always tell a complete story. The DNA samples used in criminal prosecutions are generally of low quality, making them particularly complicated to analyze. They are not very concentrated, not very complete, or are a mixture of multiple...

EFF At Home: Fighting Stalkerware

This event will be broadcast on Twitch, Facebook and YouTube.Stalkerware is the class of apps that are sold commercially for the purpose of covertly spying on another person’s device. They can be blatantly marketed as tools for “catching a cheating spouse” or they may euphemistically describe themselves...

How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism: Seize the Means of Computation

Ryerson Center for Free Expression Series: Taming Big Tech: Exploring the AlternativesCory Doctorow - In Conversation with Andrew Clement​Cory Doctorow is an award-winning author, journalist, and blogger who has worked for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, is a MIT Media Lab Research Affiliate, and is a Visiting Professor of Computer...

Interoperability and Alternative Social Media/Reimagine the Internet

Part of Knight-Columbia's "Reimagine the Internet" festival.This panel will focus on the interoperability of social networks, a popular prescription for weakening the power of politically influential sites like Facebook and Twitter. Author and internet activist Cory Doctorow will speak about “adversarial interoperability,” an “elegant tool” that allows technical innovators...

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Introducing the Public Interest Internet

Say the word “internet” these days, and most people will call to mind images of Mark Zuckerberg and Jeff Bezos, of Google and Twitter: sprawling, intrusive, unaccountable. This tiny handful of vast tech corporations and their distant CEOs demand our online attention and dominate the offline headlines. But on the...

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