Computer Security 8 - Governments vs. The Internet

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Free speech and freedom:

Beware of he who would deny you access to information, for
in his heart he dreams himself your master.
  -- Sid Meier

"Read him his rights"
- most people know what that phrase means

The cop-tv-show theory of human rights:

We seem much more comfortable with propagating...values to future
generations nonverbally, through a process of being steeped in
media. Apparently this actually works to some degree, for police in
many lands are now complaining that local arrestees are insisting on
having their Miranda rights read to them, just like perps in American
TV cop shows. When it's explained to them that they are in a different
country, where those rights do not exist, they become
outraged. Starsky and Hutch reruns, dubbed into diverse languages, may
turn out, in the long run, to be a greater force for human rights than
the Declaration of Independence.
  -- Neal Stephenson

Central Question - Technology vs. Human Progress

Two Categories

Category 1: Government Surveillance

Encryption Works

Examples...

1. Child Porn Hard Drive

2. San Bernardino Phones

3. Political Activist vs. Government

Encryption Current State

Snowden: US Government Surveillance vs. Warrant

Category 2: Governments vs. Free Speech

How Governments Censor Free Speech

Reason For Hope: Francis Fukayama