It’s always great to attend security and privacy conferences in person. But in cases where you have to miss an event, online videos of the talks can be a great way to stay current with the ongoing conversation.
Art, Design, and The Future of Privacy
As I promised back in September, the videos of the event we co-hosted with DIS Magazine at Pioneer Works are available online. The DIS blog had a great writeup with summaries of the different panels, and you can find transcripts over at Open Transcripts. I had a great time participating, and came away with some great perspectives.
Individual agency is a lie - privacy is about shared, communal issues. It's not about you, it's about us - @katecrawford #privatefuture— Sarah Gold (@sarahtgold) September 18, 2015
Two of my favorite sessions were Sarah Ball talking about unique perspective from her work as a prison librarian and our advisor Cory Doctorow’s barn-burning sendoff at the end.
Art, Design, and The Future of Privacy - Ask a Prison Librarian about privacy, technology, and state control from Matthew Joseff on Vimeo.
Art, Design, and The Future of Privacy - Where to from here? from Matthew Joseff on Vimeo.
- Welcome – Meredith Whittaker and Marvin Jordan
- Human rights meets design challenges – Scout Sinclair Brody
- Digital Privacy IRL: Architecture, public space, and its role in preserving online rights – Noah Biklen and Sarah Gold, moderated by Ame Elliott
- If you build it they won’t care: Designing privacy-preserving technologies for people with other interests – Tyler Reinhard, Ame Elliott, and Harlo Holmes, moderated by Scout Sinclair Brody
- Ask a Prison Librarian about privacy, technology, and state control – Cory Doctorow interviewing Sarah Ball
- No, thank you: Agency, imagination, and possibilities for rejecting world-changing technological innovation – Kate Crawford, Lauren McCarthy and Allison Burtch, moderated by Meredith Whittaker
- Where to from here? – Cory Doctorow
In an earlier post I described the talk that Gus and I gave last month at Shmoocon, and linked to the slides. Videos for the whole conference are now online, including one of our talk, which highlights some practical, low-cost things that any software team can do to improve the user-experience design of their project.
Last week’s USENIX Enigma Conference had a great slate of speakers and we’ve heard some positive feedback about it on our Slack channel. Watching via YouTube, I particularly enjoyed hearing Adrienne Porter Felt talk about some of her team’s efforts to make security more accessible and useful for their users.
"Users are not the enemy... and developers are not the enemy either" -Matthew Smith on usable security #enigma2016 pic.twitter.com/oqnU9LlDsG— Adrienne Porter Felt (@__apf__) January 26, 2016