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Tech Life: Where digital security meets the ‘surveillance state’ – Page 2 – Philly.com August 4, 2012

Posted by sandyclaus in Academic Technology.
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“Thirty years ago, if I wanted to bug your phone I might have attached alligator clips or installed a microphone,” he says. “Today, I can do that with a software virus.”

Above all, Blaze warns against the trap of believing “there’s a stark, zero-sum trade-off between privacy and security.” It’s a more complex calculus, and a constant challenge to policymakers as well as technologists.

But this much is clear: “Once data is collected,” he says, “it will be used in ways you didn’t expect.”

via Tech Life: Where digital security meets the ‘surveillance state’ – Page 2 – Philly.com.

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