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  • 1. Encryption for the Masses Nadim Kobeissi Cryptocatmaandag 4 maart 13
  • 2. Nadim Kobeissi @kaeporamaandag 4 maart 13
  • 3. Thanks for having me A bit about me: § Born in Beirut § Working on Cryptocat since 2011 § Favorite past-time for bored intelligence agentsmaandag 4 maart 13
  • 4. Context of the Internet § What does the Internet mean to: § You? § “Most people?” § Me?maandag 4 maart 13
  • 5. Context of the Internet § Internet: § Facebook § Farmville § OkCupidmaandag 4 maart 13
  • 6. Context of the Internet § Internet: § Facebook § Farmville § OkCupid § Determining future of the Middle East and direction of world foreign policymaandag 4 maart 13
  • 7. Enter Social Media • Enter Facebook, Google+, Twitter • They are great inventions, absolutely... • ...but they also are Big Datamaandag 4 maart 13
  • 8. Big Data • You trust Big Data with your: • Schedules • Conversations • Emails • Photos and media • Dailymaandag 4 maart 13
  • 9. Governments and Internet • “We need to protect copyright!” - SOPA • “We need to protect our children!” - Bill C-30 • “We need to beat the terrorists!” - FBI Going Dark Programmaandag 4 maart 13
  • 10. Internet privacy, Internet freedom • This isn’t about conspiracy, it’s about privacy • Internet privacy = Internet freedom, they’re the same thingmaandag 4 maart 13
  • 11. Cryptocat’s mission • Take strong encryption, and use it to give a privacy tool to everyone.maandag 4 maart 13
  • 12. Cryptocat’s mission EVERYONEmaandag 4 maart 13
  • 13. Everyone • Encryption has previously found home with: • Militaries • Nerds, • Not the general populationmaandag 4 maart 13
  • 14. EveryoneBut if everyone had encryption... • You don’t have to trust your government to respect your privacy • Your dignity on the Internet is preservedmaandag 4 maart 13
  • 15. Cryptocat • Open source, free software • Works in your web browser • Translated into 34+ languages • You already know how to use it.maandag 4 maart 13
  • 16. Cryptocat • Usability is a security feature.maandag 4 maart 13
  • 17. Cryptocat • Usability is a security feature. • so we made a cartoon…maandag 4 maart 13
  • 18. maandag 4 maart 13
  • 19. Perceptions differmaandag 4 maart 13
  • 20. Cryptocat ~350,000 logins monthly.maandag 4 maart 13
  • 21. Cryptocat What happened in Egypt in January 2011?maandag 4 maart 13
  • 22. Cryptocat • “Encryption is dangerous because terrorists” — Law Enforcementmaandag 4 maart 13
  • 23. Surveillance is a problem • Reality: Intelligence gathering via metadata • Reality: Torture of people captured using encryptionmaandag 4 maart 13
  • 24. What’s wrong with this picture?maandag 4 maart 13
  • 25. Computer wars are realmaandag 4 maart 13
  • 26. #cryptopartymaandag 4 maart 13
  • 27. Cryptocat • Try it! Contribute! Review! Share! It’s open and free!maandag 4 maart 13
  • 28. Thank you www.crypto.catmaandag 4 maart 13
  • 29. Ghent Web Valley & Bloovi presents c o n f e r e n c e 2013 Speaker @Phare Conference 2013maandag 4 maart 13