SXSW Interactive 2016
The New Battle Over Encryption & How to Survive It
Strong encryption is taking over the tech landscape. Apple and Google are encrypting our smartphones, WhatsApp and iMessage have brought us easy-to-use end-to-end security, and more sites every day are encrypting our web connections. But this post-Snowden spread of encryption is facing a backlash, with some in government calling it a threat to law and order and pressing companies to build backdoors for surveillance. Come hear a top developer of secure apps, a major Internet company's policy expert, a national tech business reporter and a longtime privacy advocate talk about what this new "Crypto War" means for the future of innovation, cybersecurity, the tech economy, and your business.
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- What does the current landscape of products and services that use strong encryption look like? What are the latest trends and biggest opportunities?
- What is the current policy debate over encryption about? Who are the players, what are their arguments, what's the latest news, and who's affected?
- How can users, start-ups, and the broader tech industry impact the crypto debate, whether politically or technologically?
Kevin Bankston, Dir of Open Tech Institute, New America