Click Here to Kill Everybody: Security and Survival in a Hyper-connected World

In this interview, Mr. Schneier explains why tech today is fundamentally different as it’s no longer the same mechanical or electromechanical device but rather all hackable computers; why the “surveillance capitalism” business model of big tech companies in fact encourages security flaws; how open source and decentralization technology can go a long way helping address the issues; and his vision for a secure “Internet+” future and some of the sensible and realistic policies that we can implement…

We also touch on the current COVID-19 crisis and the contact tracing technology that is gaining increasing attention. Mr. Schneier calls it a “dumb idea” and explains why between false positives and our current lack of testing capacity, contact tracing technology does little to address the real issue. A brilliant contrarian, Mr. Schneier provides convincing arguments for antitrust measures against unethical tech business models and harsh critiques on the tech policymaking environment today.

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Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.