11 Nov 2013
Recent events have exposed the fact that the U.S. is performing blanket surveillance on any foreigner whose data passes through an American entity -- whether they are suspected of wrongdoing or not. This means that, essentially, every international user of the Internet is being watched. Finnish computer expert, Mikko Hypponen asks: How can we protect digital privacy in the age of government surveillance? He says, “If we need a big brother, I would rather have a domestic big brother than a foreign big brother.” In this must see TED talk, Hypponen argues that the world must find alternative solutions to using American companies for its information needs.