Tag: NSA

Internet of Things could be used as spy tool by governments says US intel chief (Arstechnica), and Bruce Schneier on the IoT

I have been thinking about this for quite some time, and now I ran across this morsel… what are we going to do about this? “In the future, intelligence services might use the loT for identification, surveillance, monitoring, location tracking, and targeting for recruitment, or to gain access to networks or ...

Interesting Chart: NSA Monitoring Practices Face Stiff Opposition | Statista

• Chart: NSA Monitoring Practices Face Stiff Opposition | Statista. This is an interesting chart provided by Statista  – 3x as many people think this is OK in the US vs Germany. But even in the US, only 37% agree. It seems to me we have a bunch of really different world-views ...

▶ Inventing the Future of Connectivity (Facebook video on connecting developing countries – with drones)

Facebook’s Yael Maguire talks about the technologies we’re working on that will make connectivity more affordable in communities around the world. via ▶ Inventing the Future of Connectivity – YouTube. I love the idea of drones providing internet access – they would make a lot of sense given that Facebook et al ...

TED video with Edward Snowden: Here’s how we take back the Internet – must watch. Snowden nails it.

via Edward Snowden: Heres how we take back the Internet – YouTube. I think Edward should receive a pardon by President Obama, or permanent asylum in the EU. Both concepts might be illusional, though. But Edward is right on the money with what he’s saying, no doubt. Read my other posts on PRISM ...

Must-watch video: Stephen Colbert Rips NSA, Mt. Gox, Snowden in RSA Speech (Video) | Re/code

Hilarious – must watch. Colbert is great (at least in this case:) “I looked at the signatures on the online petition, then I looked at the signature — my signature — on the bottom of the contract saying I’d be here today, and my conscience was clear, as long as the ...

▶ Why Care About the NSA? – Brian Knappenberger Video (NYT)

▶ Why Care About the NSA? – Brian Knappenberger Op-Doc – YouTube. Nice video, really made me think

How the NSA is tracking people right now, via The Washington Post (unbelievable, really)

How the NSA is tracking people right now – The Washington Post. Check this out. Information Superiority is everything  I guess.  

My guest post at The Guardian: Why advertisers should back a global Digital Bill of Rights

Running up to next Tuesday’s Guardian Advertising Summit in London (Oct 8 2013) where I will be giving the closing keynote speech as part of a panel discussion  I was invited to contribute a guest post to The Guardian which happens to be my favorite english-language news organization and overall ...

Heading into a world of total surveillance (nice illustration by TJ Blackwell via Flickr)

“One nation under CCTV” Is this where we are going because we apparently need to a) be reached with marketing messages  b) not pay for services (ie pay with our data instead) c) maintain some sense of security ….?  

Latest revelations on how the NSA and other government agencies are foiling encryption, plus a timely futurist’s conversation on privacy and security (Ross Dawson and Gerd Leonhard)

Today, Glenn Greenwald and his team published a pretty mind-boggling story on the Guardian (header image is via The Guardian, too, btw). The NYT went along for the ride, as well (good to see that). The Guardian piece reveals another chapter in the Edward Snowden saga which, incredibly, seems to get ...

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