Bruce Scheier - Privacy and Cybersecurity

REPLAY: Bruce Schneier – Click Here to Kill Everybody: Security, Privacy, Social Media and Politics

 Bruce Scheier - Privacy and CybersecurityBruce Schneier (@schneierblog) is an internationally renowned security technologist, called a “security guru” by The Economist. He is the author of 13 books–including: Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World and Click Here to Kill Everybody: Security and Survival in a Hyper-connected World. This episode is a reairing of another we broadcast long ago which we thought was especially relevant and worth reiterating today. In addition to his books, Bruce has hundreds of articles, essays, and academic papers, his influential newsletter “Crypto-Gram” and his blog “Schneier on Security” is read by over 250,000 people. Bruce has testified before Congress, is a frequent guest on television and radio, has served on several government committees, and is regularly quoted in the press. Schneier is a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University; a Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School; a board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, AccessNow, and the Tor Project; an Advisory Board Member of the Electronic Privacy Information Center and; and a special advisor to IBM Security and the Chief Technology Officer at IBM Resilient.

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In our wide-ranging conversation, we cover many things, including:

  • The difference between the US, Europe, and Asia when it comes to privacy and data, and what it all means
  • Why IoT internet security is one of the biggest problems no one is talking about
  • Which tech giants will get broken up and which will reign
  • The problem with social media and ideas on how to solve it
  • How regulations affect business and monopolies and where we are headed
  • Why voting and elections are so susceptible to manipulation
  • How Bruce thinks about privacy in a surveillance capitalist economy
  • Why your car could kill you and your fridge won’t feed you
  • The reason Bruce is optimistic and pessimistic about the future
  • Why things are going to get worse before they get better
  • The sad truth GDPR and data privacy
  • What you need to know about China, Huawei, and surveillance

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