A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of sitting down with Laura Kalbag from the Small Technology Foundation to discuss how we can use the web for social good. It was a really great chat, during which I wanted to focus on how we can be more aware of our rights online, as well as how we can use that knowledge to protect and control our privacy. I especially wanted to talk about how technology is being used against us during protests, and how track and trace solutions surrounding COVID-19 may not be all they cracked up to be.
This event was the first in a series of live-streamed Lectures from Hey! under Hey! Live. Due to the ongoing pandemic, we’re working hard to make our events as accessible as possible in an online format. It was also the first time we used our new Slack workspace to field audience questions and socialise with the community at a time where it’s not safe to do so in-person.
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