SIGINT10 - final10

Konferenz für Netzbewohner, Hacker und Aktivisten

Annie Machon
Day Day 2 - 2010-05-23
Room KOMED Saal (MP7)
Start time 20:00
Duration 00:45
ID 3828
Event type Lecture
Track Aktivisten
Language used for presentation English

Das Leben der Anderen

Living in a police state

When people discuss government measures taken to combat the “war on terror” in the wake of 9/11, they often use terms such as totalitarian regimes, police state, and surveillance society. But what exactly are we dealing with?

What are the criteria that define a police state, what constitutes an electronic surveillance society, and have our countries yet reached this point? By most counts, Britain is pretty much there, and other European countries are following suit. The big question is: what can we do about it?

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