FAQ: What and Why Do We Need to Know about NSA Spying?

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Ended 08 March 2014
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Last year, Edward Snowden, an American IT specialist leaked files that revealed mass-surveillance programs undertaken by government agencies, US's National Security Agency (NSA) and its UK counterpart Government Communications Headquarter (GCHQ). Personal and private information stored by major US technological companies including global phone and internet networks were compromised. The revelations have raised concerns about growing domestic surveillance, the scale of global monitoring, and trustworthiness of the technological sector.

The Reading Room and Thai Netizen Network present a public talk and Q&A session, "FAQ: What and Why do we need to know about NSA spying?" with Matthew Rice, Advocacy Officer at Privacy International on the evening of Saturday March 8th, from 5-7pm.

Synopsis:
- Overview of global mass surveillance in the world and what's the world know now?
- How angry should we be about NSA spying? 
- What it has and will affected us here and there?
- Are ordinary people outside USA communications included in the surveillance?
- What should we do?

About the speaker:
Matthew Rice is an Advocacy Officer at Privacy International working across the organisation engaging with international partners and strengthening their capacity on communications surveillance issues. He has previously worked at Privacy International as a consultant building the Surveillance Industry Index, the largest publicly available database on the private surveillance sector ever assembled.
https://www.privacyinternational.org/people/matthew-rice

Founded in 1990, Privacy International is the first organisation to campaign at an international level on privacy issues. The organization investigates the secret world of government surveillance and expose the companies enabling it. It also advocates for strong national, regional, and international laws that protect privacy
https://www.privacyinternational.org/

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