Episode 8 Show Notes

Andy Müller-Maguhn
Jeremie Zimmermann
Jacob Appelbaum

3 basic freedoms
1. communication
2. movement
3. economic interaction

ten years ago, the idea that intelligence agencies were monitoring the private communications of average citizens was paranoid. now the cost has decreased – standard practice

politicians asked to sign without understanding the technology

militarization of cyberspace

state-sponsored surveillance – does it undermine democracy – private surveillance – google

3rd party

facebook makes its business by blurring the line between privacy, friends, publicity

government – corporation line is blurred. expansion in military sector. NSA from ten primary contractors 10 years ago to 1000 today

twitter case?
court says you have no expectation of privacy when you reveal information online

the reward of sex through knowing relationship status

fb: democratized surveillance.

privacy by policy vs privacy by design

they’ve made the economic choice: more important to collaborate with the state by selling out the users and to become institutionalized alongside the state – to be part of the system of control – than to resist it

2nd amendment – right to bear arms. a few individuals standing up to the superpowers with cryptography

global totalitarian surveillance society

the last free living people are the people who understand how to use cryptography to defend against the total

there’s a market in privacy that has been mostly unexplored

rubber hose file system

tim may
political storytelling (fear of terror, child pornographers) relies on emotionality and short timespan


what matters is people getting involved in that narrative and changing it while they still have the power to do so

governed through consent?

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