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Richard Stallman to speak in Amsterdam (We Make the City, Amsterdam, Netherlands)

by Jeanne Rasata Contributions Published on Jun 12, 2018 06:34 AM
Amsterdam, Netherlands
When Jun 21, 2018

from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Where Amsterdam, Netherlands

Richard Stallman will be speaking twice at "Next Generation Cities - Strategies for Inclusive Digital Transformation," part of the festival We Make the City (2018-06-21).

He will take part in a panel:

  • What: panel - "Smart City, Spy City? Avenues for making a city 'smart' while respecting privacy and anonymity"
  • Abstract:
    For a free society, we must reduce the level of surveillance to below what the Soviet Union suffered. - a discussion between RMS, Marleen Stikker, and Francesca Bria on the need for free, fair and inclusive digital t echnology and infrastructures"
  • When: 10:15–10:45
  • Where: Q Factory, Atlantisplein 1, Amsterdam, Netherlands

and will give a speech:

  • What: speech - "How We Can Have Less Surveillance Than The USSR?"
  • Abstract:
    Digital technology has enabled governments to impose surveillance that Stalin could only dream of, making it next to impossible to talk with a reporter undetected. This puts democracy in danger. Stallman will present the absolute limit on general surveillance in a democracy, and suggest ways to design systems not to collect dossiers on all citizens.
  • When: 13:00–14:00
  • Where: Q Factory, Atlantisplein 1, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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