A few days ago, I introduced Moxie Marlinspike to you, the guy behind the encryption models we see in TextSecure, RedPhone, Signal and now WhatsApp, and also one I did not know about – GoogleSharing (which seems to have morphed in some manner to Blur by Abine.com).
Moxie’s insights into how we have been given “Choices” under what he terms a Social Democratic model, i.e. a “choice” to carry a mobile phone rather than being told to carry a Government issued personal tracking device – i.e. the Fascist model – have led us to the same place but in a softer, less coercive way, a view you would not be surprised to find I agree with completely, though one that is becoming more coercive by the day. Indeed, you do not have to look far to see how deeply Google is connected to the control structure that is carefully hidden in our world, as I have shared previously.
I was excited, then, to receive a link to his presentation at DEFCON 18 entitled Changing Threats To Privacy: From TIA to Google. Moxie is a highly intelligent, thoughtful young man who is committed to limiting the surveillance we are all subjected to – for those who care enough to – and doing it for free. I found this a very interesting and informative presentation.