An important talk by Jennifer Granick during the Black Hat 2015 conference in the USA “The End of the Internet Dream“. She talks about the things that threaten the internet as an open place, and turn it into an oppresive one.
To me this is all about agency, for which technology needs to be ‘smaller’ than me to enable me, not ‘done to me’. This means we need to have a right to tinker. One of the reasons open source hardware is hugely important the coming years, as increasingly manufactureres will turn their devices into walled gardens, or sue you if you play around with its firmware.
Read the transcript, or watch the video from 15:50 below.
Also see my recent posting “After 6 years in prison, how the internet has changed”