For those of you that missed this program on SVT2 Avsnitt 9: Big data – så kartläggs hela ditt liv here is the link. It was played this evening in Sweden at 20:00. The program is mainly in English with Swedish subtitles.
Big Brother is here, and this article gives an explanation on the capabilities of the big brother surveillance tool.
Natasha Lomas at TechCrunch talks about how “Systematic Surveillance Will Eat Itself“. She talks about how there is some positives product from this surveillance epidemic. In main it is represented by: 1) whistleblowers, e.g. Edward Snowden; and, 2) the rise in ephemeral type technologies that place information online in a more transitional, temporary state than Continue Reading
Interesting TEDx talk from 2012 on surveillance (thanks Dave Eddey down under ;-)). What Christopher Soghoian basically says is that you are being watched. Internet companies hang on to our personal information for as long as is practicable. When they receive a request from government requesting information on users, they have no choice but to Continue Reading
There has been another Guardian exclusive – online access to Snowden Q&A that is worth a look if you’re just a little intrigued by all the excitement. Make yourself a cup of coffee first though 😉 What seems to be clear is that when Snowden says NSA has direct access to the 9 main Internet Continue Reading
There’s a really fun article written by Daniel Sandström in the Svd Culture section (16 June). SvD is one of the two main Swedish national newspapers. It is in main about the dilemmas we face as 1) a citizen and, 2) consumer. It is about how our selfish choices made in the guise of (2) Continue Reading
What a mess with all these emotions flying around on Ed Snowden and his actions. In the one camp are those proclaiming Snowden as a traitor, and in the other extreme camp, he is a hero, a whistleblower! The fact that the US are wire-tapping has been known for years, it’s just that the fact Continue Reading
Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISA) is not aligned with civil and privacy rights of the individual according to privacy advocates such as Electronic Frontier Foundation and Avaaz.org. Neither Microsoft or Facebook support this bill. Imagine that everything you post on FB to be available for government authorities? Fine if you trust them I Continue Reading
David Lacey has posted that he feels that the future of security lies in academia. I don’t agree entirely. The reason being that I have been excited by the work done by HP Labs for example, particularly in the scope of trusted computing and the TPM module. Then Intel that have since 3-4 years been Continue Reading
Everything you do online is probably being hacked/surveilled by your government. This includes, activities on Facebook or any social networking sites, Skype conversations, chatting, texting from your mobile phone, anything that is stored or transmitted digitally. Companies are now selling, and they are selling hot in all countries, of-the-shelf hacking and surveillance products to governments… Continue Reading