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JOEL ROSENTHAL: I want to begin by welcoming our colleagues from the Carnegie UK Trust. This event is part of a study tour organized by the Trust inquiring into the future of public libraries, and as a subset of that question, the issue of privacy in the digital age. We began the discussion yesterday at the offices of the Carnegie Corporation and at the New York Public Library, and we're delighted for the opportunity to expand it in a broader discussion with all of you today.
One of the advantages of being a Carnegie organization is that we benefit from the ideas, inspirations, and good works of our sister institutions.
Bruce Schneier, Fellow at Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University, discussed the complex balance between privacy and security in the golden age of data surveillance in a session titled “Privacy and Prosperity How Can Governments Strike the Balance?” We live in a world where our data is collected all the time and everywhere (e-mails, social media, credit cards, etc.), what is the limit we are willing to accept? What are the consequences, and what can we do about them?
Bruce Schneier gave a keynote address at the Nairobi 2016 Blockchain Workshop.
We have created a world where information technology permeates our economies, social interactions, and intimate selves. The combination of mobile, cloud computing, the Internet Things, persistent computing, and autonomy is resulting in something altogether different — a world-sized web. This World-Sized Web promises great benefits, but it is also vulnerable to a host of new threats from users, criminals, corporations, and governments. These threats can now result in physical damage and even death.
Bruce Schneier testified before two U.S. House of Representatives subcommittes at a joint hearing on "Understanding the Role of Connected Devices in Recent Cyber Attacks." Other witnesses were Dale Drew of Level 3 Communications and Kevin Fu of Virta Labs and the University of Michigan.
Information technology permeates all aspects of our lives. The combination of mobile, cloud computing, the IoT, persistent computing and autonomy are resulting in a World-Sized Web with great benefits but is vulnerable to a host of new threats. This talk looks at attempts to secure these systems and at technologies, laws, regulations, economic incentives and social norms we need to secure them in the future.
We've created a world where information technology permeates our economies, social interactions, and intimate selves. The combination of mobile, cloud computing, the Internet of Things, persistent computing, and autonomy are resulting in something different. This World-Sized Web promises great benefits, but is also vulnerable to a host of new threats. Threats from users, criminals, corporations, and governments.
Photo of Bruce Schneier by Per Ervland.
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