Several privacy concerns:✤ Who gets to see where I am and when I’m there?✤ Who owns my data?✤ What can they do with my data?✤ Can I opt-out?
This got us thinking...✤ “They who can give up essential libertyto obtain a little temporary safety,deserve neither liberty nor safety.” Benjamin Franklin✤ Let’s ﬁnd out what happens!http://thehistoryjunkie.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/benjamin-franklin1.jpg
Introduce OpenBeacon✤ Started as CCC Sputnik in 2006 by Milosch and Brita Meriac✤ Real-time location tracking using active RFID✤ Deployed at CCC, HOPE, Brucon, and other conferences
Hardware specs✤ 2.4ghz ISM band✤ Hardware is free, open source,Creative Commons licensed✤ Nordic semiconductor nRF24L01P✤ Low cost hardware
From 24c3: Leica’s Dream✤ Visual for 24c3 (2007)✤ Written by Benjamin Maus✤ http://old.allesblinkt.com/project/leicas-dream
The Last HOPE (2008)✤ Introduced “The AMD Project”✤ Attendee Meta-Data - social network ✤ Data mining wet dream✤ (HOPE is still alive, thanks to the bad economy)http://www.thelasthope.org/pressrel_badge.png
Other deployments✤ The Next HOPE (2010)✤ Brucon 2011✤ Disease tracking (sociopatterns.org)
✤ Possible use cases:✤ Conferences✤ Art installations✤ Museums✤ Trade shows✤ Access control systems✤ Search and rescue✤ Health careSome other ideas:
✤ Good reasons for being tracked: 911emergency services, health care,law enforcement✤ Bad reasons: misplacedaccountability, lack of agency✤ Key point: how are you able toconsent, if at all?Is tracking evil?