On December 3rd, noted cyber-libertarian, John Perry Barlow tweeted:
"The first serious infowar is now engaged. The field of
battle is WikiLeaks. You are the troops. #WikiLeaks."
Internet freedom activists using distributed denial of
service attacks to shut down websites say they’ve invented a new
kind of online civil disobedience. Critics worry that the tactic can
backfire, and moreover, that the internet is more an ally of
authoritarian regimes than we think.
Personal Democracy Forum is pleased to bring together John Perry
Barlow, co-founder of Electronic Frontier Foundation, Evgeny Morozov,
author of the new book The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet
Freedom, and Deanna Zandt author of Share This: How You Will Change
the World with Social Networking, for a wide ranging discussion on new
forms of online civil disobedience.
The event is one in a continued series PdF hosts in New York
City to explore the implications of transparency in the digital age.
For more information of PdF’s upcoming events in New York,
including the world’s leading conference exploring technology's
impact on government, politics, and advocacy, June 6-7 at NYU, please
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