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University of Adelaide

Cyberwar, Surveillance and Security

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Once heralded as the ultimate vehicle for open communication and self-expression, the internet is rapidly becoming a globally networked surveillance device. Serious threats to national security, combined with the seemingly endless capacity of digital processing and storage, have led to levels of data capture and 24/7 monitoring of individuals’ activity that were unimaginable even a decade ago.

With resistance to such practices rising, this course will equip you to take an active part in the debate. You will gain a broad understanding of the competing tensions of the laws related to national security and personal and commercial privacy in the post-Snowden online environment. You will also grasp the looming consequences of this battle for peace, sovereignty, human rights and the internet itself.

Taught by

Rebecca LaForgia, Dale Stephens and Melissa de Zwart


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  • Natarajan
    University of Adelaide is the right platform for a MOOC on Cyber War,Security and Surveillance.
    The course is structured in a easy way and it is very likeable.
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