Few are the topics that can be so polemical. At the crossroad of moral indignation, religious zealotry, social debate, entertainment and free choice, the portrayal of sexual subject matter for the purpose of sexual arousal has spilled from the physical into the digital world, pulling users continuously towards new technologies and trends.
The specifications imposed by the Rotondes on the crypto-apero were clear: bring in another approach to IT and information security awareness.
And so it shall be.
We are proud to announce our 2nd crypto-apero of the season: "The Internet is for Porn" edition.
From a computer security standpoint, such an approach can only arouse. Regulations and policies directed at the online porn industry have far wider consequences than the intended target of protecting underage viewers. Online porn has driven technological developments again and again, spread malware, democratized the usefulness of high bandwidth, played cat and mouse with forced clicking ads, demonstrated the impact piracy can really have on a market and played Russian roulette with the privacy of its users.
As Luxembourg is the world capital of online porn, it is our duty to examine the potential technological dangers, impacts on privacy, security issues and solutions for everyday users (the "asking for a friend" type). We will not talk about the morality of this topic - only the IT, privacy and cybersecurity aspects.
Special guest: The recent general elections saw the first use of porn sites for political advertising in the history of Luxembourg. Why? How? What results? Sven Clement, president of the Pirate Party Lëtzebuerg and newly elected Député will tell us more about this online campaign.
Crypto-Apéro - The Internet is for Porn edition
Thuesday November 27th 2018, 18h30