Re:publica 2015 - Cory Doctorow: The NSA are not the Stasi: Godwin for mass surveillance
The good bits (and non-repetitive if you've been following Cory's recent presentations) start at about 25 minutes in.
First he covers much of the familiar ground of crytpo and anti-circumvention laws.
Then there's how CDs (yes, CDs) have become more valuable in the past 20 years due to the lack of limitations over (legal) use and access to the content on them, as opposed to DVDs.
It picks up from there.
Our digital devices have become reservoirs of long-lived digital pathogens which can be used to attack us in every way.
If you think back to those swooshy Internet of Things videos,the one thing that everyone does is they walk into their roller-ball house, they turn the lights on with a gesture from drama school,then they speak to the house. They say, "House, tea, Earl Grey, hot". What's a house that has gesture control in every room? That's a house with a camera and a microphone in every room. And because the Internet of Things is being born with the Ecosystem business model, because it's being born with digital locks to buy from the vendor, it is a criminal offense to tell you of the flaws in your Internet of Things house. A world in which our devices are designed to distrust us is a world in which corporations get us on the way in, and governments get us on the way out.
Ukraine, Stingrays, and government texts to protesters that they were registered as participants in political protests. What if it's Smart Meters and the government turns off the heat from those it doesn't like?
And more. Classic Cory, watch it.