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Technopolice: One year of activism against surveillance technologies


Edlira Nano is a board member at April, the French free software organization, and is a member of La Quadrature du Net, a French organization that defends digital liberties. Guinness is a member of La Quadrature, as well as Exodus Privacy and Nos Onions.

This talk is about Technopolice, La Quadrature’s initiative to analyze and document the spread of surveillance technologies in order to defend civil rights and liberties. Eda and Guinness describe how their efforts have played out over the last year, some of the lessons they’ve learned, and how you can spread the word and utilize this information in your own work.


2 years, 7 months ago

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