Christopher Soghoian: Government surveillance — this is just the beginning
Christopher Soghoian - Privacy researcher and activist
Christopher Soghoian researches and exposes the high-tech surveillance tools that governments use to spy on their own citizens, and he is a champion of digital privacy rights. Full bio
telephone calls and text messages.
allows those governments
as they go over the wire,
the microphone is enabled.
of Gamma International.
software around the world.
through your target's eyes.
Blackberry, Symbian, Linux"]
Hidden collection infrastructure"]
Managed from a single spot"]
would be funny if it wasn't true,
journalists by the Moroccan government.
as the government of Germany.
Investigation in the United States
their own surveillance technology,
the Electronic Frontier Foundation --
of surveillance technologies.
for more than six years.
U.S. government contractors
and trust at the Wall Street Journal,
About the speaker:Christopher Soghoian - Privacy researcher and activist
Christopher Soghoian researches and exposes the high-tech surveillance tools that governments use to spy on their own citizens, and he is a champion of digital privacy rights.
Why you should listen
Christopher Soghoian is a champion of digital privacy rights, with a focus on the role that third-party service providers play in enabling governments to monitor citizens. As the principal technologist at the American Civil Liberties Union, he explores the intersection of federal surveillance and citizen's rights.
Before joining the ACLU, he was the first-ever technologist for the Federal Trade Commision's Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, where he worked on investigations of Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and Netflix. Soghoian is also the creator of Do Not Track, an anti-tracking device that all major web browsers now use, and his work has been cited in court.
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