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Tech Against Terrorism: Swansea Startup Workshop

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The Tech Against Terrorism team and the CHERISH Digital Economy Centre are holding a startup workshop at TechHub Swansea on 16 October 2017. The aim of the workshop is to reach out to the tech startup community in Swansea and discuss the issues surrounding the terrorist use of online platforms/services and the tech community's responses to it.

Tech Against Terrorism is a global campaign designed to help fight the terrorist exploitation of technology, in support of the knowledge-sharing component of the “Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism”. Together with leading tech companies, our focus is on building practical tools to help startups develop responses to the exploitation of their services, whilst reinforcing the importance of human rights and protecting fundamental freedoms. To this end, we are engaging with startups around the world to identify their concerns and the best ways in which we might be able to provide assistance. Our partners include major tech companies such as Facebook, Google, Twitter and Microsoft, and startups including SoundCloud, TransferWise, JustPaste.it and Yellow.

The CHERISH Digital Economy Centre is a multidisciplinary research centre based at Swansea University, tasked with bringing about a sea-change in how the digital economy impacts on humans, society and industry. The intiative that explores how to deliver digital innovations that help people relate and respond to our rapidly expanding technological world, with a focus on health and social care, resource-constrained communities, and cyber safety and security. CHERISH work to make sure that people feel empowered by the coming digital revolution.

The Swansea Workshop

The Swansea workshop is designed to educate startups on the nature of the threat and the ways in which their platforms might be susceptible to exploitation, to learn what particular vulnerabilities firms' might have identified, and to ascertain the best means for the Tech Against Terrorism team to provide support.

Our aim is to get as many tech startups from Swansea (and neighbouring areas) attending. In particular we're interested in startups that provide social media, communications, data storage, fintech or block chain services - as these are the areas that can provide propaganda and operational applicability for terrorist groups.

This event will also afford networking opportunities with representatives of some of Tech Against Terrorism's major industry partners. Tickets for this workshop are free but are subject to availability. Please email us on contact@techagainstterrorism.org with your name and affiliation and we will contact you to confirm your space/the location of the workshop.

Please visit our website on www.techagainstterrorism.org for more information or get in touch with the Tech Against Terrorism team at contact@techagainstterrorism.org with any questions you may have. We hope to see you in October!

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