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May 4, 2021 – Lecture of a Lifetime 2021

May 4, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Becoming Public – the History of Surveillance

The UCalgary Chancellor and Senate invite you to be part of a thought-provoking discussion about the history of surveillance and its impact on privacy in our modern world. Join celebrated historian, author and UCalgary professor Dr. John Ferris as he dives into the questions of:
• How did wartime espionage lead to modern data mining?
• Is a foreign government reading your texts?
• If the app is free, are you the product?
• Would you rather share your data with the government, criminals or businesses?
• Can you keep any digital information confidential?

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May 4, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


University of Calgary