I’m beginning to check in with our lecturers for the last set of LFI weeks (wow omg). Before I do that, I’m wondering if you all are thinking about any topics that we haven’t covered that you’d wished we had. Here are our upcoming weeks just so you’re aware:
Week 16, September 19: Third party analytics and tracking: the technical side (with Eric Hellman of the Free Ebook Foundation)
Week 17: Mobile devices and messaging (with Harlo Holmes of the Freedom of the Press Foundation)
Week 18: Off week while Alison is at Tor Meeting; time for working on final assignments
Week 19: Doxing and online harassment (with Caroline Sinders, machine learning designer and artist)
Week 20: Data security for researchers and reporters (with Micah Lee of The Intercept)
The weeks after week 20 are the ones where we have some more flexibility and could fit in a new topic or rearrange things:
Week 21: The Internet of Things (with Matthew Garrett, technologist, programmer, and free software advocate)
Week 22: Around the internet freedom world (with Georgia Young of the Free Software Foundation)
Week 23: Metadata resistance (with Sarah Jamie Lewis, anonymity and privacy researcher)
Week 24: Currently it’s “library privacy success stories” but I think I am going to change it to have Myrna Morales, a librarian and activist at Community Change Inc in Boston, join us to talk about her phd research which is about the history of privacy and surveillance in libraries
Week 25: Off week for Thanksgiving, more work on final projects
Week 26: Final week, when you will each present for about 4 minutes on your final projects.
Let me know if there are any topics you want to see in there, or any people from the privacy world that you’d love to hear from.