Leave Your Cellphone at Home: Interview with Jacob Appelbaum
Jacob Appelbaum of Wikileaks and The Tor Project has an excellent interview regarding privacy, IT security, and cellphones over at n+1. Any expectation of actual security or privacy while using a cellphone is tenuous at best and absolutely absurd at worse, but it really puts a great deal into perspective reading all of this from someone in Mr. Appelbaum’s position.
Software can only do so much when the device and the infrastructure it relies on are, by nature, dependent on a trackable system. Any illusions to an individual being able to circumvent tracking are just that: illusions. He also make a great argument as to why security and privacy cynics should be concerned, so I really recommend this article for those choice few who spend any portion of their lives on their phone.
Boing Boing has a great write up of the article, if brevity is required.
Secret US Court Order demands email data for WikiLeaks volunteer Jacob Appelbaum – Boing Boing
Unconscionable bullshit but likely to be par for the course. When things get worse (economically, politically, etc), power holds firm and tight to its existing powers and grapples at altogether new ones, regardless of legal barriers.