Black Mirror – 4oD – Channel 4

you have 9 more days (i.e. till 17 Jan 2012) to watch this

Strongly recommend you screen capture it (using something like WM Capture) and preserve for posterity. What it shows is the down side of insecure total surveillance. The issue of using your private recordings in the kind of self-destructive (or just destructive) ways shown in this excellent dystopian vision is one of the first I tackled in my own design. The solution is encryption where anyone being recorded also contributes a key and the eventual recording is only accessible with the free and informed consent of all the key holders.

That leaves open the issue of what to do when there is a legitimate need to access the data and informed consent is not available. That’ll have to wait for another day…


About Harry Stottle
Refugee from the Stumbleupon Blogicide of October 2011 Here you will find my "kneejerk" responses to the world and what I happen to bump into. For my more detailed considerations and proposals, please visit my website or my previous main blogging site.

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