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Defenders of Digital

2019 series trailer

The threats to our digital world are real, ever-present and evolving fast. Unchecked, digital will spiral into a dark and dangerous place. But there are heroes fighting back. They protect the digital world we love and rely upon, keeping it, safe, open, free and functional, conserving it for future generations... meet the Defenders of Digital.

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2020 series trailer

Series two has now launched and the missions we share this year are even more heroic. Tackling online child sexual abuse, fighting against illegal police surveillance, uncovering algorithms that could discriminate, ensuring people are not ignored in gaming and empowering women online. Meet our 2020 Defenders of Digital and learn how they battle the threats.

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The Defenders of Digital

The threats to our digital world are real and they are happening every day all around the globe. Unchecked, digital will spiral into a dark and dangerous place. But there are people fighting back to protect everything we all rely upon to survive...

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What's the secret of this place?

Mevagissey - critical to the digital world.

This tranquil village in the south of England has a strong connection to digital. On a nearby beach the TAT-14 cables make dry land. These cables, lying on the sea bed, connect North America to Europe enabling global internet communications that we rely upon. The cables are critical to the internet as we know it, as are the Defenders of Digital who fight every day to keep the digital world safe, open, free and functional.

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Series 1

The dangers of Stalkerware

Eva Galperin

Eva Galperin is the Director of Cybersecurity at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Her work combatting the increasing online threat of Stalkerware is the subject of the first episode in the 2019 series. Listen to her tell stories of why we all need to take note of her battle and why it needs to be won.

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Exposing iCloud hackers

Einar Otto Stangvik

Einar is a researcher, journalist and security specialist. As a programmer, he was disillusioned with the work he was doing so searched for something more meaningful to do with his skills. It started with simply reading a few articles about iCloud hacking. In time it led to him expose a politician who had been stealing and sharing private images from stolen accounts.

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Cuban government censorship

Salvi Pascual

Salvi is the founder of Apretaste, a non-profit organisation based in Miami. While growing up in Cuba, Salvi had limited access to information. Moving to the USA showed him how the Cuban government restricted access to digital and the financial censorship that was involved. With Apretaste’s app, Salvi gives Cubans access to digital without interference. And the government don’t like it...

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Series 1

Don't trust what you see

Giorgio Patrini

Giorgio is the founder of DeepTrace. Their mission is to fight against the threat posed by deepfakes. Deepfake technology uses AI to completely swap the face and voice of a person with someone else’s to create synthetic (fake) videos that trick us to think they are real. Whilst it may seem like fun, the damage it can do is not.

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Whose got your data and where?

Kira Rakova

"I have nothing to hide so why should I care?" That's what a lot of people say when asked about Digital Privacy but it's not just about wanting to hide online. While many people are aware of why they should safeguard their digital privacy, they don’t always have the ability to protect themselves.

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Series 2

Fighting child sexual abuse online

Susie Hargreaves OBE

Susie Hargreaves OBE and her team at the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) hunt down child sexual abuse images online and help to identify children involved so that law enforcement can intervene. We learn that the recent pandemic has triggered a spike in child sexual abuse images, and how the team are fighting back with a new piece of tech.

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Series 2

Algorithms are discriminating

Konstantinos Kakavoulis

Konstantinos Kakavoulis and the Homo Digitalis team are taking on tech giants in defence of our digital rights and freedom of expression. This group of lawyers from Athens explain the dangers of today's content moderation systems, and explore how discrimination can occur when algorithms inherit the biases of their programmers.

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Series 2

Illegal police surveillance

Freddy Martinez

Freddy Martinez is a privacy advocate, whose work as Executive Director of The Lucy Parsons Labs in Chicago, has helped to get US privacy legislation rewritten. Freddy explains how law enforcement can use ‘stingrays’ to identify and track you through your phone.

Series 2

Fighting child sexual abuse online

Susie Hargreaves OBE

Algorithms are discriminating

Konstantinos Kakavoulis

Illegal police surveillance

Freddy Martinez

Series 1

The dangers of Stalkerware

Eva Galperin

Exposing iCloud hackers

Einar Otto Stangvik

Cuban government censorship

Salvi Pascual

Don't trust what you see

Giorgio Patrini

Whose got your data and where?

Kira Rakova

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2020 series trailer

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2019 series trailer

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What's the secret of this place?

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