This video is the second of a 3-part privacy workshop we did at Portland’s Techno-Activism 3rd Mondays on three consecutive Mondays in June — 14th, 21st, and 28th. AJ Rice was the presenter for all three sessions. AJ is a privacy advocate and the Founder & CEO of Privo Mobile and author of the privacy blog Private Matters.
Why Privacy Matters
Digital and physical surveillance are at all-time highs, and privacy is dissipating from our society. But why should we care about privacy if we have nothing to hide?
In this session, AJ Rice will discuss how a lack of privacy affects us as individuals and as a society. Using specific examples, Rice will cover the direct consequences of a world without privacy and also the more subtle ways an absence of privacy undermines the rights of those who have nothing to hide.
After the presentation and Q&A, the session will conclude with a guided hands-on exercise in threat-modeling geared at helping attendees better understand the individual risks posed to them by different types of surveillance.
Referenced sources & related materials
China’s Surveillance State:
- China’s Surveillance State Should Scare Everyone
- China invents the digital totalitarian state
- How China uses its massive surveillance apparatus to track its citizens
- China’s Tech Giants Have a Second Job: Helping Beijing Spy on Its People
- Chinese journalist who documented Wuhan coronavirus outbreak jailed for 4 years
- Fengqiao Experience: The CCP Revives a Maoist Terror Strategy
Eric Schmidt (Google) quote/analysis:
Interview/profile with Alex Stamos (former Facebook CISO):
- Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness – Richard H. Thaler, Cass R. Sunstein
- 1984 – George Orwell