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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

Managing Editor, Journalismfund.eu
Co-founder and Managing Editor at Journalismfund.eu, a support structure for in-depth, innovative and independent journalism in Europe. Brigitte is a senior Danish-German journalist, she has won multiple awards and is proud that these awards were always granted to her and team members.Having... Read More →

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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

Reporter, 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... Read More →
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Eva Jung

Journalist and EU correspondent, Berlingske
Eva Jung has worked as an investigative journalist since 2011 with daily Berlingske, Denmark. Since 2017 also based in Brussels as EU correspondent.Through 2017 and 2018 investigated the 200 bn euro money laundering scandal at Danske Bank. Jung and colleagues were awarded best investigation... 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... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2015 10:30 - 11:30 CEST
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