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Jacob Appelbaum of the TOR anonymity network project, wikileaks and the University of Washington speaks about his opinions of the SOPA legislation which was recently put forth to the American Congress (and subsequently caused massive online protests and swiftly pulled from consideration.
He talks about the dangers of such censorship and government power, the issues of the recent Megaupload takedown and how to bypass censorship and state surveillance.
This speech took place at Occupy Melbourne when Jacob Appelbaum came down to speak before the "War on the Internet" conference at Trades Hall.
Filmed and Interviewed by: Kenji Wardenclyffe
Interviewee: Jacob Appelbaum
Location: City Square, Melbourne
Re-contextualizing our social interactions in the face of privatisation of data leads us into a space of social responsibility. The impact of our permissive data sharing habits and the economic models that incentivize it is not yet fully understood. How may we ensure that we're fully informed and consenting to information released or sold about us? How may try we ensure that consent is required? How can we re-contextualize and better come to a shared understanding about transitive risks posed by the surveillance state? Learn more about re:publica: http://re-publica.de
A terrifying war is being fought in the digital second world of modern life. Technology designed to soak up individual's private communications is in constant development. In the age of cyber surveillance where does the boundary between private and public fall -- if it still exists at all?
On the front line of this digital conflict are the Cypherpunks, the focus of a two part special of The World Tomorrow beginning with part one this week. Andy Muller Maguhn, Jeremie Zimmerman, and Jacob Appelbaum are all prominent web activists advocating the free circulation of data and knowledge on the web. They are all key figures in the Cypherpunks movement -- a movement dedicated to keeping your private data private. In this eye-opening encounter, Julian Assange discusses with them the technical challenge posed by government snooping on personal data, the democratisation of essential encryption technology, and the importance of web activism. As Jacob Applebaum points out, "Now we take our personal lives and we put it all on Facebook. We communicate using the Internet or mobile phones, which are now meshed to the Internet. And military or intelligence agencies have control of that data and are studying it. So this is some kind of militarization of civilian life."
In an attempt to highlight the importance of whistleblowers, Julian Assange chose to have WikiLeaks' Collateral Murder footage as background for his speech at the Sam Adams Awards, an award dedicated to whistleblowers. The ceremony was organized by the Oxford Union. As a result of the video playing in the background and unsuccessful attempts to vet Julian's speech, the Union pulled the live stream from the event and spent two days substituting the US Army massacre footage with their logo. The Union claimed they feared that the US government would take legal action concerning "copyright" of the Apache gun camera footage. Wikileaks advised the Union that by law and practice the US government does not claim copyrights on footage or documents that it produces, the Union still decided to censor the video.
See http://collateralmurder.com/ for more information behind the Collateral Murder event in Baghdad.
Episode 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TxSRgWWNXM
Episode 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOBHl4NsEXE
Episode 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bn8mpO_pzY
Episode 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEORj7DZ42I
Episode 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VB6mZRXe2GM
Episode 6: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRN6Gjiq8Ng
Episode 7: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7yGMq-7clQ
Episode 8: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYpfWoqTkAY
Episode 9: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pI7K7yA9AM0
Episode 10: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydUvpO2mlK4
Episode 11: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OswKC5tQvBU
Episode 12: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAJcrfCnXYo
Cypherpunk Interviews (Uncut) 1 of 2: http://youtu.be/UqeRjG_uWM8
Cypherpunk Interviews (Uncut) 2 of 2: http://youtu.be/UqeRjG_uWM8