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Power, Privacy, and the Internet

The Power, Privacy, and the Internet conference was provoked by the Edward Snowden affair and the willingness of the US Government to violate the privacy of Internet communications on a gigantic scale in the interests of national security. These developments are accompanied by  growing concerns about the threat to the privacy of the citizen posed by the unauthorized accumulation of Internet-based information by private businesses for their own uses. With a focus on China and Russia, the conference will be global in scope, as participants examine the role of the Internet both as a vehicle of political and cultural dissent and, in the hands of the state, as a weapon of repression and control.

This free two-day event is hosted by the New York Review of Books and is co-sponsored by PEN American Center. Featuring remarks by PEN executive director Suzanne Nossel on the topic of “Internet, Repression, and Dissent.”

The full schedule of this two day event is available here.

Free with RSVP. Click here to register for tickets.

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