Hi All! Here is our event line-up for this week. Note that some of the
times/days are irregular!
The Role of Computer Scientists in Mass Surveillance
Tom Leinster - Tuesday, 4pm, Lecture Theatre A
We learned from Edward Snowden that our intelligence agencies are
intercepting and storing everyone's communications, of every possible
form, all the time. We also learned that they make extensive use of
malware, attacking, among others, IT professionals not suspected of any
connection to any kind of crime. I will summarize what we now know, and
describe some of the damage that the intelligence agencies have done -
both to our individual freedoms and to the functioning of democracy.
Computer scientists, however, are uniquely well-placed to change this
situation for the better. I will explain how.
Annual General Meeting
Wednesday, 7pm, Undergraduate Social Area
Our AGM will be happening*this Wednesday
<http://tlear.co.uk/isthecompsocagmthisweek.html>*, at which each of the
elected roles for the society will be re-elected. For clarification,
these roles are:
* *President* - Ultimately in charge, responsible for event
organisation and relations with sponsors.
* *Secretary* - Interchangeable responsibilities with the president,
and with re-registering the society with the Proctors each term.
* *Treasurer* - Responsible for keeping track of the accounts, and
producing summaries for each term.
Additional roles may be assigned at the discretion of the
President/Secretary. Ultimately, the positions do not require a vast
amount of time to be invested, but they *do* require good organisational
*Only society members can vote on motions. If you are a member, and you
are unable to attend, you may arrange to vote by proxy.
*LAN Party - Unconfirmed
Friday, 7pm, Undergraduate Social Area/Room 051
Geek Night 7
Saturday, 7pm, Undergraduate Social Area
President - Oxford University Computer Society
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