Snowden & Metadata + “”””””

Here are some random key quotes from Snowden’s new book that are of particular interest. On metadata : metadata is data about data ….. …communication(s) is rarely as revealing as its other elements—the unwritten, unspoken information that can expose the broader context and patterns of behaviour. He means to say the real evil of the […]

SOCIAL ENGINEERING

Defined as: (in the context of information security) the use of deception to manipulate individuals into divulging confidential or personal information that may be used for fraudulent purposes. From https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/social_engineeringCoincidentally I listened to a podcast at the weekend with Tristan Harris. Formerly Design Ethicist at Google, Tristan is a world-renowned expert on how technology steers […]

*panopticon

https://twitter.com/naval/status/1174909057720668160 Naval coincidentally tweeted about the very topic that has now taken over my focus as we began researching and writing about information security at uni this week. I’ve been diving deep on Snowden lately (blog link), all with the angle of – is he paranoid or simply not naiive? https://twitter.com/smussenden/status/1174840444028706816 So are the security […]