Computers Freedom and Privacy 2002.

. Hacktivism

17:04:02 Computers Freedom and Privacy 2002.
Open at the Cathedral Hill Hotel in San Francisco on April 16, the conference Computers Freedom and Privacy 2002 is one of the most important events of the year in the United States for the protection of the rights of digital citizen. In this edition (the twelfth), great attention has been paid to the gradual erosion of privacy in the network and on the intention to legislate on the use of the network as a means of practical activists. According to Cindy Cohn, staff director of the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation), we need a decent information campaign to explain to all the activists on the net what is legal and what is not, especially after the approval of the 'Patriot Act '. The conference will also feature Edward Felten, a professor at Princeton University, risen to the headlines for his research on the weakness of the security code of the dvd, and will discuss the damage of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and how forces to silence the open exchange of ideas online. Biometrics, cryptography, digital divide, intellectual property, anonymity, are other hot topics of Computers Freedom and Privacy, which will be closed on April 19 by a closing note by Bruce Sterling, author, among others, the book 'Hacker Crackdown'.