The US government has asked the court to force Apple to create a “back door” that bypasses its iPhone encryption technology, making it easier for spy and police agencies to access information stored on password-protected phones. The FBI is specifically seeking access to information on an iPhone 5c used by the San Bernardino shooter. Right now,… Read More Apple vs. the FBI
At a talk held in Ottawa October 25th, Glenn Greenwald responds to audience member, Jennifer Dales’ question about privacy and love. Video by Jase Tanner for rabble.ca. Read Jennifer’s rabble.ca article about Edward Snowden, love and privacy here. Watch the rebroadcast of our livestream of Greenwald’s talk and find out why this video went viral.
Editor’s note: Jennifer Dales has written this piece as a follow up to her piece on facebook and privacy, Facebook privacy is a joke: How Edward Snowden changed my online habits. It used to be that love letters were written on paper, sealed in an envelope and sent through the mail. These letters were private, and… Read More After Snowden: Expressing Love in a World Without Privacy
Hearing Edward Snowden tell us in detail how our privacy is a joke was the stone that started the landslide. My denial about the impact of my online activities on my privacy and my relationships with others has come to an end. I started changing my online behaviour. I started to feel very angry. I should not have to be censor what I say online to avoid “incriminating” myself.… Read More Facebook privacy is a joke: How Edward Snowden changed my online habits
One of the reasons Edward Snowden managed to collect thousands of sensitive documents from the NSA and then escape overseas, is because the NSA’s greatest weakness is its overconfidence in the strength and predictability of its systems—both its information technology systems and its organizational systems. Systems are self-contained, predictable, perform specific roles and fulfill pre-defined requirements.… Read More The Hubris of Systems
For the last few years, my routine has been to wake early, make coffee and spend time on social media networks – reading articles, commenting on friend’s photos, discussing my favourite subjects on blogs. By the time Edward Snowden’s first interview with Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras was released, I had embraced social media completely: Facebook,… Read More Laughing too soon: the joke of online privacy
———- Forwarded message ———- From: email@example.com Date: Tue, Jul 16 at 09:53 AM (UTC) Subject: A few words of support To: firstname.lastname@example.org Hi Ed Snowden, Since your email address appeared on the Web, you’ve probably been inundated with emails from people around the world. Or maybe people are afraid to write, knowing that you’re very… Read More An open letter from within glass walls