Escaping the Surveillance Blackhole with Free Mobile Computing

Speaker: Alexandre Oliva

Track: Security

Type: Long talk (45 minutes)

Room: Auditório

Time: Jul 23 (Tue), 13:30

Duration: 0:45

So-called smartphones have long been recognized as a surveillance problem by the Free Software community, and it feels like, even at the speed of light, no personal data can escape them any more. Still, they offer useful features that many people find valuable enough to make up for their perceived privacy loss, to everyone’s detriment. What if we could get the useful features without sacrificing our privacy? We have enough Free Software and Hardware, and we could have surveillance-Free OLPC-like networking with Tor, using onion-like services for incoming calls. Time seems ripe. Who wants one? Who wants to make them? How can we make them viable?