How the NSA betrayed the world’s trust — and why it’s time to act. Today’s TED Talk by Mikko Hypponen at TEDxBrussels
Ever since the NSA leak last May, the world has been locked in a raging ethical argument that cants heavily toward the opinion: ‘not even remotely okay.’ Recent events have highlighted, underlined, and bolded the fact that the United States is performing blanket surveillance on any foreigner whose data passes through an American entity — whether they are suspected of wrongdoing or not.
That means that, essentially, every international user of the Internet is being watched, says Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer at F-Secure Corporation in Finland. His important rant is wrapped up with a plea: to find alternative solutions to using American companies for world’s information needs.
Above, watch Mikko Hypponen’s bold take on the recent NSA controversy in what is today’s featured talk at TED.com.