How Cyber-Crime Benefits Society @ CODI2016

Speaker: Angus Bancroft # The University of Edinburgh

19th Aug 2016

15:00 - 16:00

Stand in the Square (Fringe Venue 372)

When we’re online, most of us choose to give up our privacy for the sake of convenience. So with all our personal data potentially flying around on the internet, how do most of us stay as safe as we do?

Angus Bancroft reckons that we owe it to the criminal underbelly of the internet – the darknet. This subculture of anonymous geeks and drug dealers takes great pains to remain hidden using encryption technology. Their innovations help us all stay anonymous and safer, reducing drug-related crime and fraud.

“How Cyber-Crime Benefits Society”, is on Friday, 19th August 2016, 3-4pm at the Stand in the Square venue (Fringe Venue 327, St Andrews Square, EH2 2AD, Edinburgh).


This event is part of the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas series (, a Beltane Network, Fair Play and Stand co-production for Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016. Beltane Network is a public engagement initiative based at the University of Edinburgh, with support from other Edinburgh universities (for more see: