June 12th Meetup – Is Privacy Dead? Generation Z & the Taming of the Digital Wild West

Starting with this meetup we are going to begin a tradition of going out for drinks after the conclusion of our speaker’s talk. We will be at Firehouse Hostel and Lounge (605 Brazos Street) from 9PM-10PM. Come join us!

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Our speaker this month will be Anne Boysen. Anne will be speaking about shifting generational attitudes to privacy in the digital age.

Earlier this year U.S. Congress nullified an FCC rule that would prevent Internet Service Providers from potentially selling your following private information to third parties:

• Social Security numbers
• Medical records
• Financial information
• Content of emails and other digital messages
• Internet browsing history
• App usage
• Location data

This move, while quite controversial, barely registered in the larger digital conversation. A Google search on “Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunication Services” – the intended FCC rule – has 1,540 results. In comparison, a search on “Beyonce babies” yields 25,500 results. As a matter of fact, if you went to any tech conference during the same time that this law was eradicated, chances are that your keynote speaker may not even have heard of it. But their perception could be forgiven because in the mainstream mindset, privacy is dead and the next generation couldn’t care less anyway.

The only problem is, those who believe younger generations don’t care about privacy are dead wrong. And companies who get this wrong are less likely to succeed in the future. We are only now starting to see the beginning of a civilizing project where Generation Z and the generation coming after them are leading the charge of domesticating a wild digital west which is currently being hijacked by corporate interests.

After receiving her masters in Strategic Foresight 15 years ago Anne has spent most of her career studying generational change. She is currently pursuing her second graduate degree in Business Analytics and uses a combination of Strategic Foresight, Data Analytics and Social Science to understand the emerging zeitgeist of the post-millennial generation. Anne has consulted national and global organizations and has held several presentations on generational shifts in the USA and Europe. Her website Afterthemillennials.com is a major destination for post-millennial topics.

Anne Boysen

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Is Privacy Dead? Generation Z And The Taming Of The Digital Wild West

Monday, Jun 12, 2017, 7:00 PM

Capital Factory
701 Brazos Street, Suite 1601 Austin, TX

10 Activists Attending

NEW INFORMATION FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS. STARTING WITH THIS MEETUP WE ARE GOING TO BEGIN A TRADITION OF GOING OUT FOR DRINKS AFTER THE CONCLUSION OF OUR SPEAKER’S TALK. WE WILL BE AT FIREHOUSE HOSTEL AND LOUNGE FROM 9PM-10PM. COME JOIN US!Our speaker this month will be Anne Boysen. Anne will be speaking about shifting generational attitudes to privac…

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June 25th – CTX World Future Society’s The Evolution of Cooperation

EFF-Austin will be present for the latest meetup of the CTX World Future Society. Their speaker will be Mike Ignatowski and he will be discussing The Evolution of Cooperation.

The description of evolution as “survival of the fittest” says more about the social attitudes of 19th century England where it was coined than about the the actual trends in the development of life. In reality, the history of biology and society is a story of increasing degrees of cooperation at ever greater levels, and the reasons why are very interesting. This new way of looking at the world is key to understanding the long term future of human development. The presentation will provide a more optimistic view of future possibilities than one would get from just listening to the daily news. The meeting format will include a presentation followed by a spirited group discussion.

Mike Ignatowski has over 30 years of experience in the hi-tech industry and is currently a Sr. Fellow at AMD Research in Austin. Mike has given many lectures on emerging technology and social trends, and currently serves as the president of the Central Texas World Future Society.


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EFF-Austin attends CTX World Future Society’s The Evolution of Cooperation

Sunday, Jun 25, 2017, 7:00 PM

Cafe Express
3418 N Lamar Blvd Austin, TX

2 Activists Attending

EFF-Austin will be present for the latest meetup of the CTX World Future Society. Their speaker will be Mike Ignatowski and he will be discussing The Evolution of Cooperation.The description of evolution as “survival of the fittest” says more about the social attitudes of 19th century England where it was coined than about the the actual trends in…

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April 22nd – EFF-Austin Hosts A Performance Of Robot Masterpiece Theater!

EFF-Austin supporter Tal Leeds is presenting his latest New Media theatrical project this Saturday night at 11:30pm at ColdTowne Theater. A choose-your-own adventure play voted on by the audience featuring an arduino-controlled robot on the stage! We encourage all of our followers with an interest in digital art to check this out.

Advance tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/robot-masterpiece-theater-tickets-32139022682?ref=ecal

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EFF-Austin Hosts A Performance Of Robot Masterpiece Theater!

Saturday, Apr 22, 2017, 11:30 PM

ColdTowne Theater
4803-B Airport Blvd Austin, TX

3 Activists Went

EFF-Austin supporter Tal Leeds is presenting his latest New Media theatrical project this Saturday night at 11:30pm at ColdTowne Theater. A choose-your-own adventure play voted on by the audience featuring an arduino-controlled robot on the stage! We encourage all of our followers with an interest in digital art to check this out.Advance tickets: …

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