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Friday, October 9 • 10:30 - 11:30
Metadata and Mobile Spying

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Snowden revealed how the American and British intelligence services systematically intercept metadata from the world's population. Meanwhile, the Danish project #Sporet (in English #Tracked) made the debate concrete and demonstrated how detailed one can identify peoples' thoughts and living patterns solely by using so-called metadata.

A team from Danish daily Berlingske collected, analyzed, and presented full data sets on two MPs from each party in the Danish government, using more than 18,000 e-mails, 31,000 registered telecommunications data items, 34,000 location points and thousands more items of data from banks, calendars. browser histories, iphone apps, photos, internet shopping, tax authorities, police databases, Facebook and more. The data tell a unique story through graphs, maps, video, images and other advanced visualizations and is perhaps the most comprehensive data project made on personal data. #Sporet won the Nordic Data Awards in 2014 and a Data Journalism Award in 2015.

IMSI-catchers are used by law enforcement in the Norwegian capital of Oslo, for tracking organized crime and intelligence-gathering. A team from daily Aftenposten wanted to find out how often this technology was used in Norway, and whether its use was legal. They started their chase with 100,000 rows of measurements from a cryptophone and 42,000 rows of different variables taken from mobile networks in Oslo. Here is the first story they broke.




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Brigitte Alfter

Editor Europe, Journalismfund.eu
Journalist in Europe | | Co-founder of Journalismfund.eu, Dataharvest.eu, Wobbing.eu, Farmsubsidy.org, I-Scoop.org | | Member of www.icij.org, www.fuj.dk, www.netzwerkrecherche.de, www.journalistforbundet.dk | | Blogging at www.journalisten.dk | | Former Brussels correspondent at www.information.dk | | Read more on www.alfter.dk

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Andreas Bakke Foss

Journalist, Aftenposten
Andreas Bakke Foss, is investigative reporter at the newsdesk in Aftenposten, Oslo on terrorism, crime, law, extremism, surveillance and justice.  Worked in Aftenpostens since 2007. Master in Urbanism from University of Oslo.  
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Fredrik Hager-Thoresen

Web developer, Aftenposten
Fredrik Hager-Thoresen is a web developer and data scientist at Aftenposten, working with data visualization and large datasets. He has a MSc of Information Technology from the University of Oslo. 
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Per Anders Johansen

Journalist, Aftenposten
Per Anders Johansen is correspondent for Aftenposten in Moscow. Journalist in Aftenposten since 2008. Former News editor in chief for Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation NRK (2002-2007) and editor in chief for the Norwegian investigative TV-program NRK Brennpunkt (2000-2002). Worked with several investigative projects like Wikileaks, the Oslo terror. Spesialist in FOIA, and have won several prices for his investigative journalism. 
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Eva Jung

Journalist, Berlingske
Eva Jung is a reporter with the investigative team at the daily Berlingske in Copenhagen, Denmark, and is vice chair of The Danish Association for Investigative Journalism. Among other things, she has reported the first case of matchfixing in Danish football and unvealed how the catholic church of Denmark kept sexual assaults hidden from the public for decades. In 2015 the project #Tracked (#Sporet in Danish), mapping all personal metadata of two... Read More →
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Lars Nørgaard Pedersen

Journalist, Lars Nørgaard Pedersen
Lars Nørgaard Pedersen is a journalist with Danish nationwide daily Berlingske. He is head of Berlingske's Investigative Team. For years, he has been covering the war in Afghanistan and several cases about abuse of power in the Danish administration. Previously, he worked with The Investigative Unit at Danish nationwide daily Jyllands-Posten.

Friday October 9, 2015 10:30 - 11:30
Weidemann 5 (Presentations/Panels)

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