Freedom In the Cloud: Software Freedom, Privacy, and Security for Web 2.0 and Cloud Computing

February 1, 2010

Everyone wants a piece of you these days: Google, Facebook, Flickr, Apple, AT&T, Bing. They’ll give you free e-mail, free photo storage, free web hosting, even a free date. They just want to listen in.

And you can’t wait to let them. They’ll store your stuff, they’ll organize your photos, they’ll keep track of your appointments, as long as they can watch. It all goes into the “Cloud.”

How we got here is quite a scary story. But nowhere near as scary as getting out again. Eben Moglen, a Professor of Law and Legal History at Columbia University and the founding director of the Software Freedom Law Center, warned you about privacy and the cloud before. At a public meeting of the Internet Society of New York on February 5th, Moglen will ask you to consider how much worse things have become since then and explain what you can do to reclaim your freedom in the era of Web 2.0.

What: Software Freedom Law Center Chairman and Columbia Law Professor Eben Moglen will speak on “Freedom In the Cloud: Software Freedom, Privacy, and Security for Web 2.0 and Cloud Computing.”

When: Fri. Feb 5 2010 7pm-9pm

Where: Room 109, Warren Weaver Hall, 251 Mercer Street NYC (SW corner of West 4th) (See note below)


Sponsors: ISOC-NY, NYU ACM, Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy Clinic


Both highlights and a full transcript of the speech are available.


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