When Internet became commonplace in the mid-1990s, the decision makers ignored it. They didn't see it as important or in any way relevant to them. As a direct result, global freedom flourished in the unrestricted online world. Suddenly people all over the world had in their reach something truly and really global. And suddenly, people weren't just consuming content; they were creating content for others to see. But eventually politicians and leaders realized just how important internet is. And they realized how useful internet was for other purposes - especially for the purposes of doing surveillance on citizens. The two arguably most important inventions of our generation - the internet and the mobile phones - changed the world. However, they both turned out to be perfect tools for the surveillance state. And in a surveillance state, everybody is assumed guilty. What does this mean to us today? And is there anything we can do about it?
Chief Research Officer, F-Secure
Mikko Hypponen is the Chief Research Officer of F-Secure in Finland. He has been working with computer security for over 20 years. His TED Talk on computer security has been seen by almost a million people and has been translated to over 35 languages. He has addressed the EU Parliament and his columns have been published in the New York Times, Wired, CNN and BBC. The Foreign Policy magazine included him on the list of "Top 100 Global Thinkers... Read More →
Wednesday October 23, 2013 10:15am - 10:35am
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