American Spies w/ Jennifer Granick @ The Lab at Ada's

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm
February 20th, 5-9pm

American Spies; 
Modern Surveillance, Why You Should Care, and What to Do About It

With Author Jennifer Stisa Granick
Talk is 6-7:30. Doors open at 5pm and a book signing, that is open to all regardless of ticket, will start at 7:30.

About our event:
It is no secret that US Intelligence Agencies - American Spies - have aggressively pushed technological, legal and political boundaries of lawful surveillance. How does the reality of modern surveillance differ from popular understanding? Are mass surveillance and democracy compatible? The Lab at Ada's welcomes author and Director of Civil Liberties at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, Jennifer Stisa Granick, to discuss and answer these questions and more.

Join us for a presentation, discussion and book signing of Jennifer's work: American Spies; Modern Surveillance, Why You Should Care and What to do About ItCustom cocktails will be available.

This event is 21+ only.

About Jennifer:
Jennifer Stisa Granick is the Director of Civil Liberties at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society. From 2001 to 2007, Granick was Executive Director of CIS and taught Cyberlaw, Computer Crime Law, Internet intermediary liability, and Internet law and policy. From 2007 to 2010 she served as the Civil Liberties Director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Granick practices, speaks, and writes about computer crime and security, electronic surveillance, security vulnerability disclosure, encryption policy, and the Fourth Amendment. In March of 2016, she received Duo Security’s Women in Security Academic Award for her expertise in the field as well as her direction and guidance for young women in the security industry. Before teaching at Stanford, Granick spent almost a decade practicing criminal defense law in California. 

About the book:
US intelligence agencies - the eponymous American spies - are exceedingly aggressive, pushing and sometimes bursting through the technological, legal and political boundaries of lawful surveillance. Written for a general audience by a surveillance law expert, this book educates readers about how the reality of modern surveillance differs from popular understanding. Weaving the history of American surveillance - from J. Edgar Hoover through the tragedy of September 11th to the fusion centers and mosque infiltrators of today - the book shows that mass surveillance and democracy are fundamentally incompatible. Granick shows how surveillance law has fallen behind while surveillance technology has given American spies vast new powers. She skillfully guides the reader through proposals for reining in massive surveillance with the ultimate goal of surveillance reform.

American Spies is published by Cambridge University Press and available at Ada's Technical Books & Cafe.