With international digital security scandals in the headlines, now more than ever people are asking, “As global citizens, what are our rights and responsibilities when it comes to privacy?” This drove the conversation with former American intelligence officer and fugitive Edward Snowden at Dal (via livestream from Moscow, Russia). Professor Frank Harvey, Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences at Dalhousie University, agrees. Dr. Harvey was moderator for the Snowden discussion, accompanied by Mr. Snowden’s legal counsel, Robert Tibbo. Learn more about the Dalhousie University Open Dialogue series: http://ow.ly/4c9950uu1PB
His talk is about the future of privacy and individual rights with the evolving technology or drones and facial recognition. The future is here, 1984 is becoming a reality. The issues that will change the face of our society and the law over the next decade will be privacy and it will create or destroy any world. After graduating from the University of North Florida, Professor Martino accepted a positIon as staff member with the Office of Congressman Ander Crenshaw. He attended Florida Coastal School of Law and was member of the Moot Court Honor Board. He is Professor at Florida State college at Jacksonville and he was Assistant Director of the Forensics program at FSCJ. The program was awarded a bronze medal at the Phi Rho Pi National Competition over 100 other participating colleges from across the nation. Professor Martino still stays active in the practice of law focusing on constitutional, criminal, and appellate law. He is concerned about how evolving technologies are impacting our privacy and individual rights. He is in the edge of law practice, privacy, and emerging technologies. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
We hope you enjoyed our first series of privacy tips to help reduce your online footprint. This email begins our second series about busting privacy myths.
Privacy Mythbusting #1: Nobody else cares about privacy! (Umm, yes they do.)
When was the last time you spoke with your friends or family about internet privacy? Sadly, for most people, the answer is never. In general, people believe that only a small percentage of people care about privacy, and while we know that isn’t true, it is something that keeps most people from talking about privacy.
In Jan 2017, the IDC found that 84% of consumers expressed concern for their personal information, and 70% reported greater concern than just a few years ago.
And it’s not all talk. Over 20% of people are using tracker blocking software, and many are taking other measures as well such as using DuckDuckGo. People are taking action.
So maybe you didn’t share DuckDuckGo because you thought no one would care? But, now that you know most people do, it is time to stand up and spread the word.
Challenge: Share DuckDuckGo with 3 friends or family members who you think deserve to be more private online. And no, your cat, “Whiskers J. Snuggleworths the 3rd” doesn’t count!