Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Is Someone Listening to You?

Do I sound paranoid? Am I like the singer Rockwell, in his well-known song, "Somebody's Watching Me"?

Possibly. In the light of recent events, here are two TED talks you will find interesting:

1) Talk by Christopher Soghoian:  "The History of Wiretapping and How To Avoid It" (6 minutes 16 seconds)

What is Mr Soghoian's basic message? Write your answer in a comment or post in on the Tag Board.

2) Talk by Malte Spritz: "Your Phone Company Is Watching" (10 minutes 03 seconds). Mr Spritz's English is slightly less easy to understand than that of Mr Soghoian but is not too difficult.

What are the implications of 'data retention' according to Mr Spritz? Do you agree, or disagree, with the idea that people's mobile communications can be tracked? In what circumstances can surveillance be justified?

Again, post your ideas in a Comment or on the Tag Board. Let's have as many readers as possible participate by actively expressing their views here.

Many thanks in advance.
Yours,
Mike

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