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WikiLeaks’ Vault 7, Broadband Privacy With Black Tower Radio

Posted in Act Out!, Audio, Journalism, and Lee Camp

On the first Wednesday of every month, I appear on Black Tower Radio to discuss my latest journalism.

Last week, I made my monthly appearance on Black Tower Radio to discuss recent developments in online privacy. WikiLeaks’ Vault 7 release, which I discussed in a recent Act Out!  script, left some people wondering if it’s now impossible to protect yourself from surveillance. In fact, there are still steps we can take to protect ourselves from most online threats.

Of course, a recent vote by Congress to repeal Obama-era FCC online privacy protections not only allows Internet Service Providers to sell our online browsing behavior to advertisers (and others), it shows how our elected representatives answer to their corporate donors, rather than to voters. Interest in Virtual Private Networks has sky-rocketed since the vote, but not all VPNs are created equal.

A street medic in a Guy Fawkes mask uses a smartphone to film a protest. August 29, 2011. (Flickr / Daniel Hoherd, CC NC license)

If you’re in Austin, Texas and want to learn more about these topics, come to my upcoming free class, Take Back Your Online Privacy , organized by Oh Shit! What Now?