IPVanish Podcast: Is Mass Surveillance an Inevitability?

3 May

IP Vanish

Is Mass Surveillance an Inevitability?

I got to sit on the other side of the microphone recently as a guest on the IPVanish podcast discussing the recent Apple/FBI encryption case. You can listen to the podcast or read the transcript here.

If you missed it when it came around, you can find my Op-ed in US News and World Report that triggered this interview request here – Apple Employees: Just Say No

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One Response to “IPVanish Podcast: Is Mass Surveillance an Inevitability?”

  1. Howard L. Resnikoff May 4, 2016 at 9:40 am #


    Listened to your interview and enjoyed it. You are a better interviewee than most of the people you present – and they are usually quite good.

    Re the subject, it is complicated. Some of the points made seemed inconsistent, or at least not clearly consistent. But it’s good to have a thoughtful exchange by knowledgable people, even if Josh could be heard grinding his axe in the background.

    By the way, don’t know about you, but I do expect to get something in exchange for government intrusion into “private” communications: security. Is that so different from use of software if one signs the unreadable EULA?

    You seemed to suggest that the serious problems could be solved by insuring that govt captured info could not be used for political purposes. Wish that would also be true for company captured info. I read that the current presidential campaign is targeting people based on their personality (defects) to influence their opinions. Perhaps a law prohibiting the use of personal information would solve both problems.

    See you soon,


    __________________ Howard L. Resnikoff howard@resnikoff.com


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