Dialogues & Debates is MozFest’s space for fiery keynote talks and compelling panel discussions.
As billions more people and tens of billion more devices come online, boundless amounts of data are created. How do we use it for good (development, smarter cities) and not bad (surveillance, insecurity)?
Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the web in 1989. He is the founder and director of the World Wide Web Foundation and a professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and at Oxford University. He is co-founder and CTO of the newly launched company inrupt, that’s helping to fuel the success of Solid, the technically potent open-source platform built to decentralize the web.
Silicon Valley, Washington, DC, Beijing and other power centers are in an AI arms race. What does this mean for human rights and the centralization of power?
Clinton Watts is a fellow at Foreign Policy Research Institute and the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, a former FBI special agent, and author of “Messing with the Enemy.”
How do citizens operate online when surveillance is routine and dissent is dangerous?
The internet was intended for many, but today it’s controlled by few. A discussion about centralization and possible solutions, from antitrust to a new economic model.
Soudeh Rad is an Iranian queer feminist immigrant. Soudeh has been working as an activist, researcher and freelance journalist on human rights, digital rights and SOGIESC-based discriminations, with a focus on LGBTI+ individuals from or living in the MENA region, since 2008. Soudeh is President of Spectrum, a French queer feminist NGO.
Mitchell Baker co-founded the Mozilla Project to support the open, innovative web and ensure it continues offering opportunities for everyone. As Chairwoman of Mozilla, Mitchell Baker is responsible for organizing and motivating a massive, worldwide collective of employees and volunteers around the world who are building the internet as a global public resource, open and accessible to all. Mitchell has written the key documents that set out Mozilla’s enduring mission and commitments: the Mozilla Public License in 1998, the Mozilla Manifesto in 2007 and the Mozilla Manifesto Addendum (also known as the Pledge for a Healthy Internet) in 2018.