EFF-Austin had a great interactive meeting July 21, with Tom Brown presenting on “21st Century Virtual Identity” and more. Stephen Torrence agreed to record the meeting and post it at Soundcloud. He’s also taken time to annotate the recording.
[Link to the recording]
[Link to Tom Brown's slides]
And here’s the recording, if you just want to play it from here:
When: Monday, July 21, 2014 7pm-9pm
Where: Capital Factory, 701 Brazos Street, Suite 1601, Austin, TX
Tom Brown at IIW. Photo by ValeskaUX
Speaker: Tom Brown, with an update of his June 1, 2011 talk on Internet Identity
The commercialization of the web and the spread of mobile devices have increasingly changed how we identify ourselves and interact with each other online. In this meeting, we’ll consider what might be at stake as this evolution progresses, and how we might have more control over our digital identity and personal data.
Bio: Tom Brown is an open source software developer who can be found on github.com as herestomwiththeweather. Tom has added OpenID, OAuth and OpenTransact to popular open source ruby projects and has attended most of the identity workshops since IIW7. Tom co-founded SuperBorrowNet, Inc. and maintains the os currency project in use by Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibilty and timebanks in the Bay Area, Chicago and Athens, Greece.
“We shouldn’t waste so much breath on the idea of keeping the network completely neutral. It isn’t neutral now. What we should really be doing is looking for ways we can increase competition among ISPs — ways we can prevent the Comcasts and the AT&Ts from gaining so much power that they can completely control the market for internet bandwidth. Sure, we don’t want ISPs blocking certain types of traffic. And we don’t want them delivering their own stuff at 10 gigabits per second and everyone else’s stuff at 1 gigabit. But competition is also the best way to stop these types of extreme behavior.”
View it here.
“What can ordinary people do? Support and promote projects that are acting at scale. WikiLeaks is my realisation of this tension, but there are a flood of others starting. The clash between diversity and global uniformity which has been created by wiring the world to itself is now in play. You are the troops.“