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Data Security and Privacy with the Privacy Professor

Data Security and Privacy with the Privacy Professor

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February 12th 2019: Backdoors in Cybersecurity Tools Gives Privacy Only to Outlaws

The Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) encryption tool became freely available in 1991, drastically improving data security. It also stirred the ire of US government folks who could not surveil on the encrypted data. Dr. Philip Zimmermann, PGP creator, was then made target of a 3-year criminal investigation, while PGP became the most widely used email encryption software in the world. Worldwide attempts to compel tech companies to create weakened encryption has continued to increase in the name of safety. How does weakened security tech degrade the privacy of the population? Do terrorists & crooks

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Dr. Philip Zimmermann

Dr. Philip Zimmermann is the creator of Pretty Good Privacy, an email encryption tool. Originally designed as a human rights tool, Dr. Zimmermann published PGP for free on the Internet in 1991.
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2733/data-security-and-privacy-with-the-privacy-professor 27/11/2020 03:00 27/11/2020 04:00 Data Security and Privacy with the Privacy Professor https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2733/data-security-and-privacy-with-the-privacy-professor The Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) encryption tool became freely available in 1991, drastically improving data security. It also stirred the ire of US government folks who could not surveil on the encrypted data. Dr. Philip Zimmermann, PGP creator, was then made target of a 3-year criminal investigation, while PGP became the most widely used email encryption software in the world. Worldwide attempts to compel tech companies to create weakened encryption has continued to increase in the name of safety. How does weakened security tech degrade the privacy of the population? Do terrorists & crooks use those weakened encryption tools? What are more effective ways of accessing communications of criminals & terrorists? How does weak encryption support surveillance worldwide? How is VoIP privacy impacted? What are some strong encryption tools available to consumers? What can support government adoption of strong encryption? Rebecca discusses these & related issues with Dr. Philip Zimmermann. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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