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Hi, I'm Rob and I talk about privacy, security, trust and activism.

Privacy is an increasing concern.  We're more vulnerable to privacy invasions than ever before and the idea of protecting ourselves against unknown and unpredictable attackers can seem overwhelming. Identity theft and other kinds of fraud are commonplace and on the rise.  It's easy to feel as though we've already lost the battle; that privacy is a thing of the past and that there's nothing we can do about it.

That isn't true. There are lots of things we can do to reclaim and maintain our privacy online and off. It's just that the common-sense methods we're used to are broken because the internet doesn't work the way we expected it to and we haven't yet figured out what technological, social and legal changes are needed to regain our privacy let alone how to achieve those changes.

We can fix that, but it's not a problem technology alone can solve. We also need a better understanding of what we mean by things like 'privacy' and 'private data'. We need to better understand how private data is collected, what it is used for and how we are manipulated by those who hold it.  It is no surprise that the companies with their grubby hands on our private data do not have our best interests at heart and do not intend to tell us how our data is used to manipulate us. Finding out will require research and activism by motivated people.

We need to force the likes of Facebook, Google and Amazon to reveal how they use our data and to stop doing things to us that we don't want them to.  This will not happen without legal change around the world. This too requires activism of a different sort.

In the coming videos, I'll talk about how we can modify our behaviour to identify privacy threats and limit our exposure. I'll cover security breaches from around the world as they happen and what we can learn from them.  I'll talk about how activists can set about changing the face of the internet for the collective good.
Hi, I'm Rob and I talk about privacy, security, trust and activism.

Privacy is an increasing concern.  We're more vulnerable to privacy invasions than ever before and the idea of protecting ourselves against unknown and unpredictable attackers can seem overwhelming. Identity theft and other kinds of fraud are commonplace and on the rise.  It's easy to feel as though we've already lost the battle; that privacy is a thing of the past and that there's nothing we can do about it.

That isn't true. There are lots of things we can do to reclaim and maintain our privacy online and off. It's just that the common-sense methods we're used to are broken because the internet doesn't work the way we expected it to and we haven't yet figured out what technological, social and legal changes are needed to regain our privacy let alone how to achieve those changes.

We can fix that, but it's not a problem technology alone can solve. We also need a better understanding of what we mean by things like 'privacy' and 'private data'. We need to better understand how private data is collected, what it is used for and how we are manipulated by those who hold it.  It is no surprise that the companies with their grubby hands on our private data do not have our best interests at heart and do not intend to tell us how our data is used to manipulate us. Finding out will require research and activism by motivated people.

We need to force the likes of Facebook, Google and Amazon to reveal how they use our data and to stop doing things to us that we don't want them to.  This will not happen without legal change around the world. This too requires activism of a different sort.

In the coming videos, I'll talk about how we can modify our behaviour to identify privacy threats and limit our exposure. I'll cover security breaches from around the world as they happen and what we can learn from them.  I'll talk about how activists can set about changing the face of the internet for the collective good.

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