Going Global With Theft-Based Activism

Location: Mission Hills Level: Novice

For the past decade, through sites such as TheyWorkForYou.com, civic hackers have been using the web to catalyse crowd-sourced reform of the UK’s democratic institutions. Tom and Stef will discuss the application of these techniques to global challenges such as the UN and climate change.

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Tom Loosemore

The Co-operative Group

Tom is currently doing internet stuff at the Co-op, and did internet stuff at the, UK Government Digital Service, Channel 4, OFCOM, BBC, mySociety, UpMyStreet.com, Capital Radio, and Wired Magazine.

Stefan Magdalinski

MOO Print Ltd

CTO of MOO.com.
Previously, a bunch of things.

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Danny O'Brien

Electronic Frontier Foundation

From the Internet to the iPod, technologies are transforming our society and empowering us as speakers, citizens, creators, and consumers. When our freedoms in the networked world come under attack, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is the first line of defense. EFF broke new ground when it was founded in 1990, well before the Internet was on most people’s radar, and continues to confront cutting-edge issues defending free speech, privacy, innovation, and consumer rights today. From the beginning, EFF has championed the public interest in every critical battle affecting digital rights.


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