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TED Talks: Season 2016

2016x207 Christopher Soghoian: Your smartphone is a civil rights issue
TV-PG

  • 2016-10-31T04:00:00Z on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

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."

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