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UK Internet Minister on the Fight Against Online Extremists

January 26th, 2016

Episode 72 of 119 episodes

Baroness Joanna Shields believes the internet is under siege and under threat and that there needs to be greater international governmental co-operation to see off the threats of groups such as so-called Islamic State. The UK Minister for Internet Safety and Security joins Click to discuss some of her ideas about making the world a safer place online and offline. Data Mining and Counter-Terrorism The White House asked internet companies during a recent counter terrorism summit to consider using their technology to help “detect and measure radicalisation.” Click talks to Bruce Schneier, the cryptologist, and fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society about why it might be an improbable solution. Freedom of Speech on Fifth Anniversary of Egyptian Revolution The fifth anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution was marked by a clampdown on activists. The internet and social media in the hands of digital natives played a significant role in bringing about political change five years ago but what lasting freedoms, in terms of the dissemination of information, have been wrought by the revolution. Click talks to a leading professor of communication, Sahar Khamis. Selfies on Mars At a recent hack day at an astronomy conference in the USA, delegates, in the course of just a few hours, developed a number of serious and not so serious projects including working out how to take selfies on Mars. Jonathan Webb reports. (Photo caption: Baroness Joanna Shields Rebecca Reid)

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