The 2013 revelations of US National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower, Edward Snowden, helped reveal the real extent of how much of our online activity is monitored, stored, and analyzed for later use. This PeaceTalk will walk through the major disclosures by Snowden and what they mean for how environmental and human rights campaigners use information technology, and how some of the major geo-political shockwaves from his leaks are likely to play out. Register on EventBrite: www.pgpeacetalks16.eventbrite.ca
Scott has over 25 years experience as an information technology steward. His expertise includes implementation of commodity and re-purposed hardware, open standards and free software - Ubuntu for servers, workstations and netbooks, Android for tablets and mobile - as well as Bitcoin-based e-commerce and social media strategy and web service development centered around the Drupal Content Management Framework. He is a co-founder of Free Geek Vancouver and Indymedia, and has served on the boards of several progressive non-profit organizations, including the Vancouver Community Net, Society Promoting Environmental Conservation, and the Artists' Legal Outreach Society. In 1993 he founded progressive technology firm Communicopia, which he subsequently sold in 2000.