October Film & Presentation: Surveillance vs. Privacy-Part 1

Film Screening: “Naked Citizens” & a Talk “Surveillance vs. Privacy in the Digital World” by Zak Rogoff of the Free Software Foundation

When: Monday, October 21st, 7-9 p.m.
Where: Sherrill Hall (St. Paul’s Episcopal Church), 39 E. Central Street (rear), Natick, MA
Admission: FREE

Unless you have been living under a rock, you are most likely aware of the encroachment of the Surveillance State on personal privacy and liberties.   The revelations of Edward Snowden have done much to pull back the curtain on just how much we have lost as the 4th Amendment becomes little more than words on a quaint piece of paper.

Big Brother is watching you, why you should care: What you can do.

The Scope of Surveillance Intrusion

In the Digital Age, we are easy marks for spying high-tech eyes and ears.   Every email you send is tracked.  Every keystroke of your computer can be recorded.  The NSA is recording and storing your every phone conversation.  The DEA has been keeping a huge database on you and me for years.  And then, of course, others are lining up for information gravy train, too: telecommunications corporations– think Google, Verizon, Comcast, etc. — and corporations who simply want your online information so they can sell you stuff you don’t need.  Altogether they create a chill on public discourse.

Come to our next “What Went Wrong?” Film Series evening and learn some of what you CAN do to protect what’s left of your online privacy.  The documentary short film “Naked Citizens” shows how street cameras, drones, and other high tech surveillance equipment has made us all fish in a fishbowl.

What Can We Do to Protect Ourselves from this Violation?

Our speaker for the evening is Zak Rogoff, of the Free Software Foundation. He will offer concrete suggestions about how we can restore privacy to our online and computer communications.  More about their work is here.

This evening’s presentation is part one of a two-part series about the issue of surveillance that Occupy Natick is offering to the community.   The details of part two will appear on this website soon.  Please check back.

Download, Print & Circulate the Event Poster: Download

Further Reading:

Destroying the Right to Be Left Alone: The NSA Isn’t the Only Government Agency Exploiting Technology to Make Privacy Obsolete

The Government Is Spying On Us Through Our Computers, Phones, Cars, Buses, Streetlights, At Airports And On The Street, Via Mobile Scanners And Drones, Through Our Smart Meters, And In Many Other Ways

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