You might or might not know that some countries - especially some European ones - have (or are working on) strong data protection laws.
Do you know how digitally collected information uncovers things about you which you would rather remained private? We're already living in the age of Big Data, and are on the very cusp of the age of the Internet of Things - will this lead to to complete and ubiquitous surveillance? These are the question digital rights activist Wolfie Christl attempted to answer with a study on global trends in corporate surveillance, the results of which he shared in a presentation at the re:publica conference in Berlin this week: "It's not only governments who are spying on us, today we are constantly getting our lives categorized and rated by a global network of online platforms, ad servers, app developers, analytics companies, data brokers and many more, whose business models are based on the expectation of our personal data," says Christl.
As part of a Harvard computer science symposium, Bruce Schneier had a public conversation with Edward Snowden.
Here's a walk through video of the Business Hall at Black Hat USA 2014.
Here's a video overview of Infosecurity Europe 2014, that took place in London in late April.
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