Black Code: Lifting The Lid Off The Internet

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Toronto Public Library says
In partnership with TorontoCrypto and HackLabTO, Toronto Public Library is screening Black Code on Thursda,y May 25 at Parkdale Branch.

Black Code is a gripping account of how governments control and manipulate the internet in order to censor and monitor their citizens. With stories from exiled Tibetan monks circumventing China’s surveillance apparatus, Syrian citizens tortured for Facebook posts, Brazilian activists using social media to distribute alternative news, and Pakistani online violence against women, we see firsthand the high-stakes consequences that our unprecedented level of digital communication can produce. As this battle for control of cyberspace is waged, our ideas of citizenship, privacy, and democracy will be challenged to the very core.

The film screening will be followed by a cryptoparty hosted at HackLabTO’s Parkdale facility. All are welcome to join community technologists to learn the tricks and tools needed to secure your own digital life against many of the threats Black Code speaks to. This evening promises to be timely, scary, enlightening and hopefully, empowering too.
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By: Toronto Public Library