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Welcome to the Official Schedule for RightsCon Toronto 2018. This year’s program, built by our global community, is our most ambitious one yet. Within the program, you will find 18 thematic tracks to help you navigate our 450+ sessions

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Last updated: Version 2.3 (Updated May 15, 2018).

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Wednesday, May 16

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Cost of Freedom in Syria Village Main Stage Artificial Intelligence: Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems and Peace Time Threats 206B Some Like it Bot: Can AI Strengthen Global Democracy? 204B "The last DNS bastion: .amazon" 200C Tech Demo Block #1: Data management and visualization 200A Techquity: Ensuring the Future is Shaped by Diverse Innovators 200B Online Criticism, Falsified Court Orders & the Role of Intermediaries: Coping With Takedown Requests of Questionable Legitimacy. 202B Is illicit sharing the imperative future for educational access? 204A The right to record, perpetrator video, and human rights 206A When the government goes phishing. State-sponsored phishing and disinformation campaigns. 206C Community networks: discussing comparative solutions to remove regulatory obstacles 206D Shedding light on Internet Blackouts 201B How to start using data analytics to grow your organization's impact...today! 206D Lightning Talks: The State of Mass Surveillance 2018 205A Unravelling the cloak of secrecy: Oversight and accountability of intelligence 203B Human rights due diligence in telecommunications – is the current practice the good practice? 205C Eye of the Beholder: Government Attempts to Define and Detect "Extremism" 203A The Perfect Storm? Misinformation and Extremist Propaganda 204C The threat to India’s Internet Freedom: Stories of resistance and resilience from India’s Journalists, Activists, and Academics 201C NGO Partnerships for Justice: Using technology to advance victim-centered investigations and litigation of serious crimes 205B Squeezed Between Russia and China. Digital Rights in Central Asia 201A

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