Tag: privacy

To map or not begs the wrong question

Geoff Ebbs /19 April, 2020

The privacy versus safety debate examines the wrong dilemma, according to Geoff Ebbs. Numerous podcasts and current affairs programs have raised privacy concerns this week around track and trace software proposed by the Australian government. They generally framed the debate with safety as one horn of the dilemma and privacy as the other. The question Continue Reading →

Your smartphone security is a civil rights issue The smartphone you use reflects more than just personal taste ... it could determine how closely you can be tracked. Privacy expert Christopher Soghoian shows the glaring difference between the encryption used on Apple and Android devices and urges us to pay attention to a growing digital security divide. "If the only people who can protect themselves from the gaze of the government are the rich," he says, "that's a problem." http://www.ted.com/talks/christopher_soghoian_your_smartphone_is_a_civil_rights_issue

Only the rich can afford privacy says Sorghoian

Geoff Ebbs /15 November, 2016

The stark difference between Apple and Android security is the first sign of a growing digital divide where on the wealthy can afford privacy, according to Christopher Soghoian, technologist at the Amercian Civil Liberties Union. Mr Soghoian says that Apple users pay for a premium for the improved security on their devices and the gap Continue Reading →

Julian Assange on social media and the CIA

Yahoo and Google cooperate to quell dissent against US

Geoff Ebbs /11 October, 2016

Google and Yahoo are cooperating with US Government agencies to shape search results so that “mainstream” views are given prominence over dissent. New Google technology called Jigsaw has already been tested on jihadist messages and Yahoo has confessed to screening and storing email on behalf of US agencies. At the same time, Wikileaks celebrates ten Continue Reading →