Dr Tim Jordan spoke on a panel about politically motivated hacking, or hacktivism, at the Cheltenham Science Festival on Wednesday 13th June. The Cheltenham Science Festival is an important event for engaging a wider discussion of science, technology and their relations to culture and society. Tim is speaking with author Misha Glenny and James Lynne.
From the events programme: Cyber terrorism or legitimate political protest? Hacktivists – like Wikileaks and Anonymous – target the online systems of governments, companies, law enforcement agencies and individuals to stage a protest in the name of free speech and civil rights. Is this a good thing? In an age where state secrets, medical records and bank accounts are all stored online, Tim Jordan, James Lyne and Misha Glenny explore digital security and the future of hacktivism.