The second day of Dokutech was held under the security theme, looking into the issues of internet safety, data surveillance and intelligence service.
Algorithmic Discrimination versus Citizen Space was the name of the presentation by Dan McQuillan. The talk maintained a focus on technology from another perspective, including its flaws, implications of surveillance on social media; virtual communities; and useful tech innovations. Arianit Dobroshi, Dan McQuillan, Stephan Urbach and Flutura Kusari were next on a panel discussing the controversy surrounding the European Court of Justice verdict on Data Retention Directive, which rules it invalid and the Kosovar â€œDraft Law on Interception of Electronic Communicationâ€ which blurs the limits of intelligence activities.
Stephan Urbach gave an interesting presentation on Spying and Intelligence Services from the pope to the NASA , exploring different areas of intelligence services and internet freedoms, offering an historical timeline of spying starting from the pope to contemporary times.
Turning the Tables on Big Brother: Power Networks, Transparency and Modern Day Muckraking. was the closing talk on Wednesday delivered by Kevin Connor, which was focused on means of control at a global level.
In paralel as usual there were workshops, including one on How to Make Rakija, were the participants had the chance to see a practical demonstration of every step of the process of rakija production by the Frutomania Team. Free your computer, Citizen science, environmental monitoring and DIY actions, Open Maps were some of the other workshops aimed at the participants of the event. Today Dokutech focused on education, entrepreneurship, digital transformation and harnessing the power of tech.