Science Days: “Out of Control”
Saturday & Sunday, October 13-14, 2012 / 10 AM-6 PM / Ars Electronica Center
(Linz, October 10, 2012) At the next Science Days on October 13-14, 2012, specialists on the staff of the Department of Secure Information Systems at the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences’ Hagenberg Campus will explain what information about internet users is being stored in conjunction with telecommunications data retention, how you can protect your smartphone from undesirable incursions, and how restoring lost computer data works. Finally, tours through the “Out of Control” exhibition show what steps people can take to better protect their privacy online.
Overview of the Science Days program:
Special Tour: Out of Control
Saturday & Sunday, October 13-14, 2012 / 2 PM and 4 PM
What measures are necessary to better protect your privacy online? A tour through the “Out of Control” exhibition shows what information government authorities and companies such as Facebook and Google are gathering about internet users.
Workshop: Restoring Lost Data
Saturday & Sunday, October 13-14, 2012 / 2 PM
Students of Hagenberg’s Department of Secure Information Systems show how easy it is to restore data that was accidently deleted or lost due to a technical defect.
Speech: Telecommunications Data Retention
Saturday, October 13, 2012 / 4 PM
Since the beginning of April 2012, telecommunications service providers are storing data about the activities of all cell phone and internet users in Austria. Prof. Peter Burgstaller of Hagenberg’s Department of Secure Information Systems explains what sorts of data may and may not be retained.
Speech: Smartphone Security for Dummies
Sunday, October 14, 2012 / 4 PM
Prof. Robert Kolmhofer of Hagenberg’s Department of Secure Information Systems shows how Smartphone apps can spy on users, and how you can protect yourself from them.
press release Science Days: Out of Control / PDF