The internet has fundamentally transformed the way we communicate and access information. But while it lifts us up, it has also become the most potent enabler of totalitarian surveillance that the world has ever seen.

In this talk, I explore the privacy implications of our growing digital world, and the kind of future we are paving the way towards. I also dive into what we can do today to try to ensure a better future.

00:00 The Internet’s Double-Edged Sword
03:33 Current State of Privacy
07:46 Effects of Pervasive Surveillance
18:22 The Normalization of Surveillance and its Psychological Effects
25:00 Recap So Far
25:34 What Can We Do TODAY for a Better Tomorrow
33:54 Conclusion

As we celebrate the marvel that is the modern digital world, it’s vital we recognize the internet’s dual nature: it’s as much a beacon of enlightenment as it is a potential tool for surveillance. History is riddled with instances where powerful entities have misused it to target the vulnerable and the voiceless.

As we craft the web’s future, let’s not just innovate; let’s protect.
Every line of code, every infrastructure choice, every innovation can not only push the boundaries of what’s technologically possible, but can also uphold the fundamental right to privacy for billions of people across the globe.
Let’s create a better internet!

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Recommended Books:

Beginner’s Introduction To Privacy – Naomi Brockwell

Permanent Record – Edward Snowden

What has the government done to our money – Rothbard

Extreme Privacy – Michael Bazzel (The best privacy book I’ve ever read)

No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State – Glenn Greenwald

Naomi’s Privacy Bag: some of my favorite products to help protect your privacy!

Use the Brave browser!

USB-C to ethernet adapter:

Faraday bag (signal stopping, to protect your fob, credit card, computer, and phone)

Data Blocker (if you’re charging your phone in an unknown port, use this so that no data is transferred)

Computer privacy screen (use your computer in public? Keep your information safe! Choose the size right for your computer)

Phone privacy screen (don’t let people in public see your private data, choose the size for your phone)
Samsung note 10 –
iPhone XR –
Pixel 6a –

Camera cover (for computers and phones, so no one can access your camera without you knowing)

Privacy Tip: Turn off your wifi and bluetooth when you’re not using them!!!

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