TED - Christopher Soghoian: Your smartphone is a civil rights issue

Editor: Petter Reinholdtsen
Category: Samfunn
Uploaded: 09 Nov 2016
Length: 0:07:49 (filler)
First broadcast: Oct. 13, 2019, 10:48 p.m.

The smartphone you use reflects more than just personal taste ... it could determine how closely you can be tracked, too. Privacy expert and TED Fellow Christopher Soghoian details a glaring difference between the encryption used on Apple and Android devices and urges us to pay attention to a growing digital security divide. "If the only people who can protect themselves from the gaze of the government are the rich and powerful, that's a problem," he says. "It's not just a cybersecurity problem — it's a civil rights problem."

TED talk downloaded from The Internet Archive.