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Cryptography is the art of creating codes to keep our secrets safe. Whilst the field is fully fledged, the complex practices used to secure our precious data lurk in the shadows away from prying eyes. Join us for an insight into the importance and workings of cryptography, how it benefits our existence without us even noticing, and where it may take us in the future.
Cryptography: benefits and limitations
Professor Mark Ryan (Professor in Computer Security, University of Birmingham)
Modern communication technologies like WhatsApp boast that they are end-to-end encrypted. What does that really mean? How secure is it? Can Facebook still use your WhatsApp habits to profile you for ads?
DWeb or Web 3.0 – the decentralisation of the internet and freedom
The DWeb, ‘decentralised web’, is a new paradigm of cyberspace, which promises to enable better user control and freedom, more competition on the Internet and less dominance by the large corporations.The Dweb as a new technological approach has its benefits and potentials for enabling user empowerment, but it would require major shifts in how we perceive the World Wide Web and ourselves in it. Is the DWeb viable as an option and what are its drawbacks? Edina will explore these questions from a regulatory and legal perspective, building on her work with Dr Vasileios Karagiannopoulos.