03/06/2015

Balancing Surveillance: Privacy and Security in the Digital Age

15:39 minutes

The NSA, Facebook, and Google are constantly mining our personal information for surveillance and advertising purposes, among other goals. Is it possible to keep our data secure in the digital age? Bruce Schneier, a cybersecurity expert and author of Data and Goliath, says, “We need to examine our own fears and decide how much of our privacy we are really willing to sacrifice for convenience.” Read an excerpt from his book here.

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Bruce Schneier

Bruce Schneier is author of Data and Goliath (Norton, 2015) and Chief Technology Officer at Resilient Systems, Inc. in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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