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  • joly 1:27 pm on 07/30/2014 Permalink | Reply
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    ISOC-NY TV Show 2pm today – A Conversation with Edward #Snowden at #hopex @MNNprogramming 

    isoc ny tvToday, Wednesday July 30 2014, the ISOC-NY TV show will present a truncated version of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden‘s appearance at the Hackers on Planet Earth (HOPE X) Conference on July 19 2014. Via Google hangout (and 7 proxies) Snowden, exiled in Russia, talked with Daniel Ellsberg, who himself released the Pentagon Papers in 1971, plus answered questions from the Internet community as moderated by Trevor Timm, executive director of the Freedom of the Press Foundation. The show, which airs from 2-3pm, may be viewed via Manhattan Cable or online via the MNN website. The full original webcast can be found at http://bit.ly/hopexsnowden

    What: ISOC-NY TV Show – A Conversation with Edward Snowden at HOPE X
    Where: Manhattan Neighborhood Network
    When: Wednesday July 30 2014 2pm-3pm EDT | 1800-1900 UTC
    Manhattan Cable: TWC 56 / 1996 | RCN 83 | FiOS 34
    Webcast: http://www.mnn.org/live/2-lifestyle-channel

  • joly 3:31 pm on 07/23/2014 Permalink | Reply
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    VIDEO: The NSA Surveillance Programs: Assessing The Damage to U.S. Commerce, Confidence & Credibility @NetCaucusAC #ICACNSA 

    On July 18 2014 the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee (ICAC) hosted a panel The NSA Surveillance Programs: Assessing The Damage to U.S. Commerce, Confidence & Credibility. It has been one year since the sweeping NSA surveillance programs were revealed by controversial leaker Edward Snowden. As Congress considers reforming these programs we need to also assess the impact that this controversy has had on U.S. commercial interests, on our confidence in our leaders, and on U.S. credibility both globally and domestically. The revelations could not have come at a worse time for the U.S. tech industry, which was poised to lead the worldwide market in cloud computing. And many accounts indicate that other tech sectors are feeling the impact of the controversy when approaching international markets. Can we quantify the impact on American business? Have the revelations also impacted the confidence and credibility of the U.S. government? Some world leaders — whose own phones had been accessed — have expressed unfeigned outrage about the scope of surveillance. Our panel will discuss these issues and try to quantify the impact against some benchmarks. Speakers: Stewart Baker, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP (former NSA General Counsel); Kevin Bankston, Policy Director, Open Technology Institute, New America Foundation; Chris Hopfensperger, Director, Policy, BSA | The Software Alliance; Shane Tews, Visiting Fellow, American Enterprise Institute (moderator). Video/audio is below. Closed captions are available.


    View on CSPAN: http://www.c-span.org/video/?320532-1/discussion-nsa-surveillance-programs
    Audio: http://netcaucus.org/audio/2014/20140718nsacosts.mp3
    Twitter: #ICACNSA

  • joly 4:07 pm on 06/11/2014 Permalink | Reply
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    VIDEO: John Perry Barlow & Edward #Snowden – A Chat Across Cyberspace @jpbarlow #pdf14 

    On June 5 2014, as part of its Surveillance and Its Discontents segment, the 2014 Personal Democracy Forum presented a live conversation between EFF founder John Perry Barlow and NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Video is below.

    View on YouTube: http://youtu.be/3QrZlHFgxA0
    Transcribe on AMARA: http://www.amara.org/en/videos/aEYIPtISegDq/
    Twitter: #pdf14

  • joly 1:24 pm on 04/11/2014 Permalink | Reply
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    VIDEO: Intelligence Gathering and the #Unowned Internet @BerkmanCenter #surveillance #netfreedom #nsa 

    On April 8 2014 the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University hosted a discussion –Intelligence Gathering and the Unowned Internet. The long-term viability of an unowned, open Internet remains in question. Any analysis of where the Internet is headed as a protocol and a platform must take into account the activities of both public and private entities that see the Internet as a source of intelligence — and a field of contention. This meeting aimed to leverage perspectives from inside and outside the U.S. intelligence community to bring some clarity to a discussion often rife with confusion. Participants included: Yochai Benkler, Berkman Professor for Entrepreneurial Legal Studies at Harvard Law School; John DeLong, Director of Compliance, National Security Agency; Anne Neuberger, Commercial Solutions Center Director, National Security Agency; Bruce Schneier, CTO of CO3 Systems and Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society; Jonathan Zittrain, Co-founder of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. Terry Fisher. Wilmer Hale Professor of Intellectual Property Law at Harvard Law School and Faculty Director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society moderated the discussion. Video is below:

    View on YouTube: http://youtu.be/2dtsX5BdOKU
    Transcribe on AMARA: http://www.amara.org/en/videos/gAtKHGZnl4Pv/
    Download: video | audio
    Twitter: #unowned

  • joly 1:46 am on 12/15/2013 Permalink | Reply
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    VIDEO: Snowden, the NSA, and Free Software – Bruce Schneier and Eben Moglen #surveillance @BruceSchneier @ColumbiaLaw 

    After Glenn Greenwald first received his stash of secret documents from Edward Snowden, one of the first people he consulted was security expert, cryptographer, and writer Bruce Schneier, who helped him review and digest the documents. A few weeks back we saw Bruce give a briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, where he advised lawmakers to rein in the NSA, and the Internet community to pro-actively design countermeasures. On December 12 2013, as a follow up to his Snowden and the Future talk series Eben Moglen hosted A conversation with Bruce Schneier at Columbia Law School. They talked about what we can learn from the Snowden documents, the NSA’s efforts to weaken global cryptography, and how we can keep free software tools from being subverted. The talk was webcast live via the Internet Society Chapters Webcast Channel, and video is below. Hopefully a transcript will be available soon.

    View on YouTube: http://youtu.be/N8Sc6pUR1mA
    Download video: https://archive.org/details/schneier
    Download audio: http://www.softwarefreedom.org/events/2013/a_conversation_with_bruce_schneier/
    Transcribe on AMARA: http://www.amara.org/en/videos/6x9i3c5tjjmD/
    Twitter: @BruceSchneier

  • joly 4:20 pm on 11/18/2013 Permalink | Reply
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    VIDEO: @OTI Briefing on the Technological Impact of NSA #Surveillance #NSAreform 

    On November 15, 2013 the Open Technology Institute hosted a Briefing on the Technological Impact of NSA Surveillance on Capitol Hill in Washington DC. The briefing provided insight into how the technology and regulatory environment has led to the current situation and the ramifications of that surveillance on society and governance overall, while also considering the challenges confronting the Obama Administration’s external Review Group. Beyond the well-known issues over civil rights, this will be an important presentation on the technological implications of surveillance, and the dangers policy makers need to consider as they look to reform the government’s practices. Speakers: Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose, Calif.) – Member, House Judiciary Committee & Member, House Committee on Science, Space and Technology; Sascha Meinrath – Director, Open Technology Institute and Vice President, New America Foundation, and Bruce Schneier, Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard & Author, Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust Society Needs to Survive. Video is below.

    View on YouTube: http://youtu.be/PkANFt_wIc0
    Transcribe on AMARA: http://www.amara.org/en/videos/m6xPVybyF7j3/
    Twitter: #NSAreform

  • joly 5:16 am on 07/18/2013 Permalink | Reply
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    MEETUP WEDNESDAY: #Surveillance, #Cybersecurity, and the Future of the Internet @isocny @isocdc #privacy #nsa #prism 

    Surveillance, Cybersecurity, and the Future of the InternetNext Wednesday July 24 2013 from 11am-5.30pm the Internet Society’s New York Chapter (ISOC-NY) will be joining together with the Internet Society’s North America Bureau to present Surveillance, Cybersecurity, and the Future of the Internet – linked events in both cities to discuss the recent revelations on surveillance, and to consider their effect on not only Internet users, but also the future development of the Internet itself. The NYC presentations will be from 11am-1pm at the IMC Lab in Chelsea. The DC forum, known as INET DC, will be from 2pm-5.30pm at George Washington University. For the entire event there will be a skype link between the two locations, which will also be webcast on separate livestream channels. Further remote participation will be available via the respective livestream chats.  No registration is needed for the webcasts. No live captions, sorry. Admission is to the locations is open to the public and free, please register at the links below.

    What: Surveillance, Cybersecurity, and the Future of the Internet
    Where: NYC and Washington DC
    When: Wednesday July 24 2013 from 11am-5.30pm EDT | 1500-2330 UTC
    Twitter: #surveillance, #isocny, #inetdc

    New York (Presentations 11am-1pm)
    Where: IMC Lab + Gallery, 56 W. 22nd St. 6th floor NYC
    Webcast: http://bit.ly/isoctv
    Register: http://www.meetup.com/isoc-ny/events/130164862/ or email admin@isoc-ny.org
    -The Changing Threat Landscape – Tom Brennan, OWASP
    -Helping At-Risk Populations: Whistleblowers and Dissidents – Jochai Ben Avie, Access
    -New Immersive Technologies, New Threats – Ellen Pearlman, Volumetric Society

    Washington (Forum 2pm-5.30pm)
    Where: George Washington University – Marvin Center, Grand Ballroom
    Agenda: https://www.internetsociety.org/inet-washington-dc/sessions
    Webcast: https://new.livestream.com/internetsociety/INETDC2013
    Register: https://www.internetsociety.org/form/inet-washington-dc
    Press release: http://www.internetsociety.org/news/inet-washington-dc-explore-surveillance-cybersecurity-and-future-internet
    Flyer: http://bit.ly/inetdcflyer
    -Paul Brigner, Regional Bureau Director, North America, Internet Society
    -John Curran, President & CEO, American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
    -Laura DeNardis, Professor, American University School of Communications
    -Leslie Harris, President & CEO, Center for Democracy and Technology;
    -Melissa Hathaway, President, Hathaway Global Strategies
    -Lance Hoffman, Distinguished Research Professor, The George Washington University;
    -Randy Marchany, IT Security Officer, Virginia Tech
    -Steve Roberts, J.B. and M.C. Shapiro Professor of Media and Public Affairs,The George Washington University
    -Lynn St. Amour, President & CEO, Internet Society
    -Daniel Weitzner, Director, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab

    The speakers:

    Tom Brennan, Open Web Application Security Project, owasp.org – Self-Taught from the days of CP/M & 8-bit computers and a set of lock-picks the hobby moved quickly from BBS antics to mainstream. Over the past two decades, Tom has worn may hats providing architecture, development, administration, security and product management. His experiences range from the United States Marines Corps, to the algorithmic trading on Wall Street. Active Community Projects include: US DoD – ISO/IEC CS1 SC27 Ad-Hoc Working Group, National Board of Information Security Examiners (NBISE), Conference Chair, Security Conference: AppSecUSA 2013 – http://www.appsecusa.org

    Jochai Ben Avie, Policy Director, Access International, http://accessnow.org – Jochai is a wonk by training. At Access, he heads up the policy team, crafting pragmatic and principled policy guidance on issues surrounding digital due process, data protection, network interference, telecom and spectrum policy, and internet governance reform. Prior to his time at Access, he researched terrorism and reconciliation, the rise of public education, and the relationship between stress and coping. Jochai graduated summa cum laude from Bard College at Simon’s Rock with a BA in Political Science and Social Psychology.

    Ellen Pearlman, Volumetric Society, http://nyc.volumetric.org – Ellen is Director and Curator of the 3D Volumetric Society of New York and recently presented at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia as part of Cyberfest, the only festival of new media in Russia. Ellen Pearlman’s blog “Planet 3D,” http://artdis.tumblr.com on breakthroughs in 3D, new media, telematics and digital art was a finalist for the highly competitive Andy Warhol Arts Writers Grant.

    Paul Brigner, Regional Bureau Director, North America, Internet Society – Paul Brigner is Regional Director of the North American Bureau at the Internet Society where he oversees projects, initiatives and activities across the Internet Society’s functional and programmatic areas in the United States and Canada.

    John Curran, President & CEO, American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) – John Curran is the President and CEO of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), responsible for leading the organization in its mission of managing the distribution of Internet number resources in its geographic region. He was also a founder of ARIN and served as its Chairman from inception through early 2009.

    Laura DeNardis, Professor, American University – Dr. Laura DeNardis is a globally recognized Internet governance scholar and an Associate Professor in the School of Communication at American University in Washington, DC.

    David S. Dolling, Dean, George Washington University, School of Engineering and Applied Science – David S. Dolling began his tenure as dean of GW’s School of Engineering and Applied Science on September 1, 2008.

    Leslie Harris, President & CEO, Center for Democracy & Technology – A recognized global leader in Internet policy, Leslie Harris is the President and CEO of the Center for Democracy & Technology (“CDT”) http://www.cdt.org, the leading Internet freedom organization working at the vanguard of technology and policy innovation.

    Melissa Hathaway, President, Hathaway Global Strategies – Melissa Hathaway is President of Hathaway Global Strategies, LLC and a Senior Advisor at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center. Ms. Hathaway served in two Presidential administrations, and brings a multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional perspective to strategic consulting and strategy formulation for public and private sector clients.

    Lance J. Hoffman, Distinguished Research Professor, George Washington University’s Cyber Security Policy and Research Institute – Dr. Lance J. Hoffman is known for his pioneering research on computer security and risk analysis, and for his interdisciplinary work in computer privacy issues.

    Randy Marchany, University Information Technology Security Officer, Virginia Tech – Randy Marchany has been involved in the computer industry since 1972.

    Steve Roberts, Shapiro Professor of Media and Public Affairs, George Washington University – A well-known commentator on many Washington-based TV shows, Roberts also appears regularly as a political analyst on the ABC radio network and is a substitute host on NPR’s “Diane Rehm Show.” As a teacher, he lectures widely on American politics and the role of the news media. Since 1997 he has been the Shapiro Professor of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University, where he has taught for the last 21 years.

    Lynn St.Amour, President & CEO, Internet Society – Lynn St.Amour is President/CEO of the Internet Society. She joined the Internet Society in 1998 as Executive Director of its Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) division. She became global Executive Director and COO in 1999 and held that position until her appointment as President and CEO in February of 2001.

    Daniel J. Weitzner, Director & Co-Founder, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) – CSAIL studies the relationship between network architecture and public policy, and develops new Web architectures to meet policy challenges such as privacy and intellectual property rights. He teaches Internet public policy in MIT’s Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department. From 2011-2012, Weitzner was the United States Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Internet Policy in the White House, where he led initiatives on online privacy, cybersecurity, Internet copyright, and trade policies to promote the free flow of information.


    The event will tackle the complex implications of recently revealed government surveillance programs around the world.

    The Internet Society and others have expressed concern that policies that result in the unwarranted collection, storage, and potential correlation of user data undermine many of the key principles and relationships of trust upon which the global Internet is based. The Internet Society notes that information about a startling number of programs by governments around the world has emerged in recent weeks; developments that we believe will have a chilling effect on the growth of the Internet and the realization of its full potential as a trusted medium for free expression and creativity.

    This forum will examine how to balance objectives for openness, global interoperability, and security in an online world and whether the vision of an open, innovative Internet can persist in an environment of online surveillance and data collection.  Can we achieve a balance between national security, privacy, and free expression or do users have to be willing to compromise?

    “It’s clear that recent reports about a government surveillance program have driven a strong public reaction, with reverberations and implications for Internet users, architecture, governance and more,” said Paul Brigner, Regional Bureau Director, North America, of the Internet Society. “This event will provide an open forum for dialogue so that all interested stakeholders understand the issues at hand and what is at stake regarding interrelated principles of privacy, security, reliability, and user choice.”



  • joly 11:50 am on 06/13/2013 Permalink | Reply
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    VIDEO: Glenn Greenwald keynote at Freedom to Connect 2013 #f2c #netfreedom #prism 

    On March 4-5 2013 the Internet Society’s North America Bureau webcast the Freedom to Connect 2013 conference in Washington DC. One keynote speaker was Glenn Greenwald, who has recently come to international attention as the journalist who broke the NSA surveillance story. In his hour long speech, he talks about Aaron Swartz, the imbalance of justice, the growth of the surveillance state, the nature of power in the digital age, and its implications for Internet freedom. There are a couple of small glitches in the recording, for which we apologize. Video is below.

    View on YouTube: https://youtu.be/jmvwFt-yPeo
    Transcribe on AMARA: http://www.amara.org/en/videos/l6eeaB3njLf9/

  • joly 3:50 pm on 06/12/2013 Permalink | Reply
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    @InternetSociety Statement on the Importance of Open Global Dialogue Regarding Online Privacy #prism #privacy 

    Internet_SocietyThe Internet Society has issued a statement regarding the recent Internet snooping revelations:

    Internet Society Statement on the Importance of Open Global Dialogue Regarding Online Privacy

    [Washington, D.C. and Geneva, Switzerland] The Internet Society has noted recent revelations regarding the apparent scope of U.S. government efforts to gather large amounts of end user information from U.S. Internet and telecom service providers for intelligence purposes. We are deeply concerned that the unwarranted collection, storage and potential correlation of user data will undermine many of the key principles and relationships of trust upon which the global Internet has been built. The impact of this action is not limited to U.S. users or companies, but has implications for Internet users around the globe.

    While government plays an important role in protecting its citizens and there is a need for better approaches to address online security, the Internet Society strongly believes that real security can only be realized within a broader context of trust and the respect of fundamental rights, such as privacy. The Internet Society, along with many other organizations and individuals around the world, expect governments to respect and protect the basic rights of their citizens – including the right to privacy both offline and online – as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    The U.S. Government has previously taken an active role in championing these rights in the international sphere. For example, the U.S. played a leadership role in the adoption of the Human Rights Council Resolution A/HRC/RES/20/8, which re-affirmed that fundamental rights are applicable to individuals’ activities in the online environment as well, including privacy and freedom of expression. This means that restrictions of rights should be exceptional and conform to internationally accepted criteria such as: provision by law; pursuing a legitimate purpose; proven as necessary and the least restrictive means required to achieve the purported aim. Users naturally have higher expectations of governments who have adopted these international standards.

    The Internet must be a channel for secure, reliable, private communication between entities and individuals. Consensus for internationally recognized data protection standards has been formed through agreements constituting key building blocks of online trust, including the OECD Guidelines on the Protection of Privacy and Transborder Flows of Personal Data, the Council of Europe Convention for the Protection of Individuals with Regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, the EU Data Protection framework, and the APEC Privacy Framework and Cross Border Privacy Rules system.

    Emerging revelations about alleged U.S. programs to gather information about Internet users raise clear questions about the extent to which individuals’ expectations of privacy have been compromised. This kind of collection of user information is at odds with the commitments governments around the world have made with respect to protection of personal data and other human rights. We would expect any government signing onto these principles to fully engage with its citizens in an open dialogue when seeking to achieve both the protection of individual rights and national security. We also need to challenge the view that there always has to be a trade-off between ensuring security and protecting users’ rights.

    The Internet Society is also deeply concerned that alleged programs and similar efforts by other governments will have a chilling effect on the deployment and adoption of technical solutions for establishing trusted connections online. This kind of trust-enabled infrastructure is needed to maintain global interoperability and openness. The Internet is global – the impact of programs like these is not limited to the specific country in question but rather reverberates across the globe to users everywhere.

    The revelations of recent days underscore the importance of an open global dialogue regarding online privacy in the realm of national security and the need for all stakeholders to abide by the norms and principles outlined in international agreements on data protection and other fundamental rights. Trusted interactions in cyberspace are critical not only for the future of the Internet, but also for continued innovation, economic and political progress and a vibrant global community. Users need clear and realistic expectations of online privacy that are respected by governments and enterprises alike, so that they can continue to use the Internet in ways that enhance all of society.


    Twitter: #prism

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