Susan Landau on Surveillance or Security? The Risks Posed by New Wiretapping Technologies
Berkman Center on the Internet and Society Podcast (Harvard Law School)
The reliance of business and commerce on IP-based networks leaves the U.S. highly exposed and vulnerable to cyberattack, yet U.S. law enforcement remains focused on building wiretapping systems within communications infrastructure. By embedding eavesdropping mechanisms into communications technology itself, we build tools that could easily be turned against us.
In this talk based on her new book, Susan Landau — currently a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard — asks: In a world that has Al-Qaeda, nation-state economic espionage, and Hurricane Katrina, how do we get communications security right?
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