The internet: broken on many levels

The Dutch Public transport chip card that turns into a bank card or mobile phone that allows you to pay afterwards (and collects all your travel data along the way), or the data of UK patients being uploaded to the servers of Google. Not a single day passes or there are topics in the field of technology that touch our privacy. And every time the question arises if you can still decide yourself what happens with your personal information.

It is because of these ongoing privacy concerns that Waag in 2014 is researching the state of the social and public Internet. With partners like Bits of Freedom, Greenhost, Isoc, the University of Applied Sciences Amsterdam and University of Amsterdam we want to look at the current state of the Internet: is it still public? And what about the networks, the soft- and hardware? Are they fixable? In March we therefore organize two events; on 12 March 'Let's fix the Internet' and on 19 March the second episode of CryptoKids for children in the age of 8-12 (sorry - these events are both Dutch spoken).

The image above this item is called 'Broken on many levels' - something similar applies to the current state of the Internet. Time to make choices and find out what we would like to fix first.