Hackers and Democracy
The digital age has given birth to hackers who carry out cyberattacks on our personal data, on pipelines, energy grids and meat processing plants. There are also hackers who practice the sharing of software, open sourcing and the secure free flow of information. Maureen Webb says those hackers “are making some of the most important contributions to preserving our liberal democratic tradition in the 21st century.”
Maureen Webb is a labor lawyer and human rights activist. She has taught national security law as an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia. She is the author of Illusions of Security: Global Surveillance and Democracy in the Post-9/11 World and Coding Democracy: How Hackers Are Disrupting Power, Surveillance, and Authoritarianism.
Pat in CO –
Another amazing speaker. Heard her yesterday on KDNK. What a brain on her.
Sylvia Grace –
Thank you Ms. Maureen Webb for your clear and insightful wisdom of the age of the “Digital Era.” Your knowledge of the law, politics and competing world powers is most needed…Your new book, Hackers and Democracy is must to read!
Sandra McKnight –
I listened to this today 9/4/21 and found it very illuminating. Excellent!