Hackers, torrents and whistle-blowers: a new culture of transparency

Intervenant(s) : Pedro Noel, , ,

  • Langue : Anglais
  • Type d'événement : Conférence
  • Date : Maandag 8 juli 2013
  • Horaire : 16h20
  • Durée : 40 minutes
  • Lieu : H 2213
Thème : Gemeenschappen
Fils rouges : Au quotidienEnjeux sociétauxOpen Data
Public cible : DécideursGeeksGrand publicProfessionnels


In the last phase of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st, the dynamics of whistle-blowing have changed deeply, shifting towards new ways. In general we can say that with certain projects they have become institutionalized, have an international scope and due to their merging with Internet and hacker culture, many have become more radical in their means. All demonstrate, in an empiric manner, that whistle-blowing is going beyond its traditional model.

The ways of acquiring inside information have also changed notably over the past decades. With the advent of a new context of exchange and transmission of information, the flow of data inside organizations now depends on computer networks. These are the so called ‘interwebs’, the Internet being just one of them. In this scenario, valuable inside information began to be stored and managed through on-line repositories.


Biography on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedro_Noel