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Learn about ‘Cyberwar, Surveillance and Security’ for fee with edX

Douglas Crawford

Douglas Crawford

May 13, 2015

Once heralded as the ultimate vehicle for open communication and self-expression, the internet is rapidly becoming a globally networked surveillance device. Serious threats to national security, combined with the seemingly endless capacity of digital processing and storage, have led to levels of data capture and 24/7 monitoring of individuals’ activity that were unimaginable even a decade ago.

EdX is a massive open online course (MOOC) provider that hosts university-level courses on a wide range of subjects. It is now offering a free introductory course on the subject of ‘Cyberwar, Surveillance and Security’, which starts 21 May 2015 (edX is still accepting enrollments.)

With resistance to such practices rising, this course will equip you to take an active part in the debate. You will gain a broad understanding of the competing tensions of the laws related to national security and personal and commercial privacy in the post-Snowden online environment, and grasp the looming consequences of this battle for peace, sovereignty, human rights and the internet itself.

The course is provided by University of Adelaide, and a verified certificate is available for $50 (simply participation in the course costs nothing). Here at BestVPN we are of course very interested in privacy, and the issues raised by Edward Snowden. We imagine that many of our readers are, too, so if you are interested, head over to the edX webpage, and get educated!

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